Legg Mason

  • Senior Investment Writer

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Req. #
    2018-3043
    Division
    QS Investors
    Position Type
    Regular
  • Position Overview

    This position is working with QS Investors LLC, one of the Affiliate Investment Managers for Legg Mason. The Senior Investment Writer is responsible for developing and contributing to investment content for institutional and/or advisor audiences to support sales and client retention efforts. Main responsibilities include writing, proofing and editing white papers, product support pieces and other content. This key position will work closely with Client Advisory, Business Management, Investment, and Compliance teams to provide value-added, differentiated and actionable content.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop, write, edit, or proof content for a broad array of materials, including white papers and product support pieces
    • Collaborate with content stakeholders in different functions, including Client Advisory, Strategy and Investment teams, to establish key objectives and themes for content
    • Translate complex ideas into compelling, audience- and media-appropriate communications
    • Provide proofreading and editing support for both technical and narrative materials
    • Collaborate with other writers and content providers, designers and outside resources to effectively execute initiatives that are timely and relevant for our target audiences

    Qualifications:

    • BA/BS required; advanced degrees a plus
    • 5-10 years of professional writing experience working for an asset management or other investment-related company
    • Exceptional writing/storytelling skills and demonstrated proficiency in writing for a variety of audiences with a particular focus on institutional investors as well as intermediaries and their clients
    • Some editing and proofreading experience
    • Strong understanding of investment concepts across equity, fixed, multi-asset, and alternative asset classes as well as capital market and macroeconomic trends 
    • Experience with quantitative investment strategies and proficient in data analysis
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of internal stakeholders and to convey credibility when working with investment professionals
    • Self-starter who can work independently
    • Fluent in office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Company Overview

    Driving certainty through a deeper understanding of investments and human dynamics.

     

    QS Investors is a quantitative asset management firm that was formed in 1999. We became an independent investment advisor in 2010 and became a wholly-owned, independently-managed affiliate of Legg Mason in 2014. We offer investment expertise supported by the resources of one of the world's leading asset managers. As multi-asset specialists, we leverage Legg Mason’s global platform by tapping the strengths of each Legg Mason affiliate. As of June 30, 2018 we manage $20 billion in assets for both institutional and individual investors.

     

    Our select team of mathematicians, engineers, scientists, finance and investment experts create multi-asset and multi-factor equity solutions that are designed to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we provide.

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