Head of Market Strategy

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Financial Services, Insurance

  • Salary:

    Up to £150,000 + bonus and benefits

  • Published:

    3 months ago

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About the role

The Head of Market Strategy is a senior role within the Markets and Portfolio Management team leading the build out of research capabilities within Asset Management.
The Market Strategy team, within Phoenix Asset Management, plays a role in leading:

  • The analysis of the macro and market environment in making forecasts on future performance of asset classes that effect Phoenix Group balance sheet

  • Sector views; comprehensive assessments of different sectors, their risk and return characteristics and guidance for stock selection

  • Portfolio perspectives; recognising the contribution that different types of investments play in a portfolio and informing effective diversification / risk management

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the formation of the baseline view on Rates, Equities and Credit on behalf of Asset Management

  • Facilitate strategic discussions with Asset Management teams to determine the optimal market strategies as it relates to the implementation of the Phoenix Asset Management Investment Strategy.

  • Define and efficiently convey market strategy messages, providing timely and relevant market strategy advice and MI.

  • Articulate Asset Management market strategy and positioning for senior stakeholders.


  • Knowledge of Asset Allocation, Financial Markets, Investment Strategies and Macro Economics

  • Multi-Asset Class and Markets knowledge.

  • Previous experience in publishing Economic/Rates/Credit/Fixed Income/Multi Asset Strategy. 

  • Demonstrable track record of interacting well with large range of stakeholder

  • Strategic thinker, entrepreneurial with strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.


  • Strong knowledge of efficiency of assets under Solvency II balance sheet framework.

  • Awareness of asset management markets and trends.

About us

Join the Phoenix Group, and you join a unique organisation. It’s not just the 10 million policyholders we serve, or the £240 billion of assets we look after. Or that we’ve been listed as one of the UK's Top Employers for seven years running. It’s the fact we manage predominantly closed life funds in our Heritage business. This means we can focus our innovative thinking and energy into improving outcomes for our existing customers and their customer experience. But that’s not all. We also have an Open business which manufactures and underwrites new products and policies to support people saving for their future in areas such as workplace pensions and SIPPs. We also market corporate pension trustee services and manufacture products to be sold under other brands. Did you know Phoenix Life manufactures SunLife’s market leading Guaranteed Over 50’s plan? Having acquired Standard Life Assurance Limited in 2018, Phoenix is now the largest consolidator of heritage life insurance funds in Europe with a vision to be Europe's Leading Life Consolidator

Flexible working

Flexible working at Phoenix is: "A lifestyle that fuses your personal and professional life." We believe in a culture of flexibility, depending on the role we may be able to offer working arrangements that suit your needs. In today's world of work/life challenges we recognise getting this right is important to our employees and the success of our business.

Examples of this may include but are not exclusive to the following:

  • Part-time: You would work less than full-time hours for the business, perhaps by working fewer days or hours per week.
  • Flexible hours: Still working your contracted hours, you would have flexibility to start and finish within agreed core working times.
  • Job share: Where the role allows you would voluntarily share the duties of one full-time position with another colleague, splitting the hours on a pro-rata basis.
  • Home working: You would undertake some, or all, of your working duties from home or anywhere else other than the standard allocated place of work (including other Phoenix locations).