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FT’s MandateWire seeks a reporter

December 23, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

MandateWire is an institutional investment newswire service providing coverage of new investment opportunities, contract wins and losses in the asset management industry.

An integral part of the FT Specialist stable of titles, MandateWire has built an unrivalled reputation amongst investment managers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa as a key provider of sales intelligence and analysis, tracking the investment strategies and asset allocations of institutional investors.

We provide actionable, real-time news, data and intelligence to a client base of more than 300 money management companies.

The role

The reporter role involves conducting in-depth interviews and research on North American institutional investors, and drafting intelligence reports on a daily basis for publication on our database and daily newswire.

In addition to producing daily news articles, the successful candidate will be required to submit roughly one piece of in-depth analysis each month, maintain an internal contacts database as needed, and contribute to our quarterly Deal Flow analysis.  

The successful candidate will have a strong desire to find exclusive information and turn it into accurate news copy at a fast pace with daily deadlines, and the appetite to gain experience working in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment within a larger company, with the benefits of potential growth combined with stability.

This role is ideally suited to a new or recent graduate looking for an early career step, or someone looking to break into journalism.

You will gain valuable interviewing and writing skills, extensive knowledge of institutional investment and learn how to process, organize and deliver data in the most effective way.

You will also learn about the asset management industry in great detail and gain insight into the decision-making processes of executives handling billions of dollars.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

* Your primary responsibility will be gathering new, forward-looking information on the investment strategies of North American institutional investors. You will be required to regularly conduct in-depth interviews with key personnel and draft daily intelligence reports for publication on our database and newswire

* Organizing and maintaining timely coverage of multiple institutional investors across the US region

* Producing a set number of mandate opportunity stories for inclusion in the daily email, and real time alert functions of the product

* Updating a directory of key institutional investor contacts within a set beat as needed

* The role will also involve producing broader editorial content for a monthly and quarterly analysis of industry trends. There are also opportunities to deliver broadcast analysis on camera

Essential skills

* An excellent and professional telephone manner. The role involves speaking with senior institutional investment decision makers and the ability to create a strong rapport with these contacts is essential. There is also an element of cold-calling to be aware of

* Superb organizational skills to manage time effectively

* The ability to search, analyse and distil key information from large amounts of data, regulatory filings and documents obtained from public sources to quickly identify relevant material

* Good computer skills, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel

* The ability to work in a team environment and assist team members where necessary and in turn, be willing to ask for assistance

To apply go here.

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