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Head Fixed Income Core (Ref. 1181)

Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd is a leading sustainable private bank, offering all the advantages of the Swiss banking environment together with dynamic and personalised advisory services focusing on opportunities in international financial markets. The Bank provides a high level of services and expertise when acting as investment advisor and asset manager for private and institutional clients. Financial strength, excellent client services and outstanding quality are therefore key elements of its corporate philosophy.
J. Safra Sarasin’s most valuable capital is its employees. They are essential to the success of the organisation, now and in the future. Their technical expertise, professional qualifications and social skills are highly valued by the Group’s clients, management and business partners. The success of J. Safra Sarasin depends on the enthusiasm and commitment of every one of its employees worldwide.
Asset Management & Institutional Clients
Head Fixed Income Core (Ref. 1181)
Basel or Zurich
Function/Position objectives
The Head of Fixed Income Core leads a strong team of senior and junior investment professionals who are managing fundamentally driven active and sustainable fixed income strategies. We are looking for an experienced portfolio manager with an excellent track record in fixed income and superior leadership skills.
  • The team head will take on the lead manager role for specific fixed income portfolios and also take managerial responsibility for all strategies managed in the team
  • She/he is responsible to continously evaluate and further develop the investment process in the team and to foster a spirit of innovation, with a particular focus on sustainability
  • She/he is expected to be a strong team player and to lead by example, sharing ideas and willing to work in various projects across teams in Investment Management
  • The position also includes various sales and marketing activities both internally and externally
  • At least a Master’s university degree in a relevant field and/or education in business or finance. Higher financial education (CFA/AZEK) would be advantageous
  • At least 10 years experience in fixed income management, with a strong track record and leadership experience
  • In-depth know-how of fixed income markets, good understanding of ESG integration and strong interest in developing sustainable investment strategies
  • Very good analytical skills and experience in both top-down and bottom-up fixed income research
  • Very good skills with Bloomberg, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Programming skills in Python or comparable languages are a plus
  • Excellent writing skills in English and German and very good communication and presentation skills
  • Creativity, entrepreneurship, 'hands-on' mentality and a passion for financial markets
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