Private Assets Investment Specialist


Job Description
The resource will be responsible to steer and monitor private assets investments (private debt, infrastructure debt, private equity, infrastructure equity, real estate) for the Group general account on the Asset Owner side, performing the following activities:

Translate the output of Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) into an allocation on private assets (both debt and equity) by sub-asset class, geographical area, investment strategy etc.
Define investment mandates, target yield and risk budgets for the Asset Managers on private assets
Monitor commitments, deployment and performance of the private assets portfolio, interacting with Asset Managers over time for the operational requirements of the asset class
Liaise with Local Investment Offices in the countries where the Group operates, in order to coordinate the allocation and monitoring process on private asset investments

The resource will report to the Head of Portfolio Implementation and Investment Mandates, who reports to the Group Chief Investment Officer.

The Chief Investment Officer function is accountable for the investment strategy and performance across all asset classes of approximately € 400bl of general account assets belonging to Generali Group insurance companies located in 60 different countries.

Our ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

Master Degree in Finance, Economics or quantitative subjects

>=5 years of working experience in asset managers, asset owners or advisors with relevant experience on private asset investments (private debt, private equity, real estate)
Advance knowledge of capital markets and private asset classes, in terms of origination, portfolio and risk management
Analytical, presentation and communication skills are a prerequisite
Ability to use Bloomberg and other info data are a plus
Being CFA and/or CAIA Charterholder is a plus

Soft Skills:

Ability to work both autonomously and within a team
Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
Ability to work in an international context
Ability to formulate and solve problems, independent thinking and entrepreneurship

Company Profile
Generali is a major player in the global insurance industry – a strategic and highly important sector for the growth, development and welfare of modern societies. Over almost 200 years, we have built a multinational Group that is present in more than 60 countries, with 470 companies and nearly 80,000 employees. Our Group aims to become the standard bearer and industry leader in the European retail insurance market, building on our existing base of 50 million retail clients, out of an overall total of 72 million.