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Client Strategist

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of General Re Corporation, New England Asset Management, Inc. (NEAM) provides asset management services primarily to the insurance industry. With assets under management in excess of $70 billion, NEAM has developed a comprehensive scope of services, including asset management, enterprise capital return and risk management®, capital and risk analytics and investment accounting and reporting services.

NEAM has developed proprietary decision-making tools and specialized services enabling the delivery of asset and capital management solutions to clients within the context of evolving regulatory, accounting and tax issues faced by insurance companies today.

The firm’s culture is team oriented, collaborative, transparent, and intellectually curious.

We currently offer an excellent opportunity for a Client Strategist in our NEAM office located in Farmington, CT.

Your Role:

The Client Strategy group is responsible for delivering investment and capital management services to clients. The members of the Client Strategy group are the day-to-day contacts for NEAM’s insurance company clients and lead the internal client team. They are responsible for the relationship management and client portfolio management functions which include the application of investment policy to specific client portfolios and intimate knowledge of the day-to-day activities in the portfolio, client guidelines, risk tolerance and unique requirements. Their specific focus is to effectively provide services that result in maintenance and growth of assets under management with their client. The Client Strategist will represent the firm at regular client board and investment committee meetings and report on economic and capital market developments, investment strategy, portfolio activity and performance results.

Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Client Strategy, the Client Strategist is a full-time member of the Client Strategy group with designated account/client responsibilities as well as supporting the day-to-day portfolio management and client servicing duties of other Client Strategists.

The Client Strategist role involves direct client contact, knowledge of account arrangement and knowledge of internal processes related to client management. Given the direct client contact, the key to being successful at these responsibilities is to understand that these services, whether delivered verbally or otherwise, will have a direct impact on the client’s impression on the firm. An individual performing these tasks will be a high-profile face of the firm.

The Client Strategist will have direct contact with clients delivering and assisting to deliver all of the firm’s products and services. This involves:

  • Assisting in the management of the strategic and tactical aspects of fixed income portfolio management.
  • Assisting in providing the array of investment advisory related services that insurance companies with specialized needs expect.

Experience/Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of five years of relevant industry related experience. This individual will have knowledge of the array of investment asset classes with specific knowledge of the variety of fixed income assets including corporate, municipal and government debt, MBS, ABS, structured securities and equities.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills in order to articulate issues for their clients. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of utilizing internal client resources effectively in order to serve external clients to the best of the firm’s ability. In addition, this individual will have:

  • Advanced degree in a related field of expertise such as an MBA is preferable but not required.
  • A capital markets orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and assimilate information in the context of providing solutions using client services.
  • Ability to think quickly and offer creative solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, team orientation, and a strong work ethic.
  • Proven ability to think creatively.
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess a high degree of integrity and credibility.
  • Ability to make a lasting impression on internal and external clients representing the firm; a passion for excellence.
  • Must be comfortable in a team oriented collegial environment that prizes strong individual contribution.
  • CFA required or progress towards completion.

Contact:

Please submit your resume to Chris Lech at
chris.lech@neamgroup.com

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