Associate Portfolio Manager

  • Competitve
  • Zug, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • SEA Global Commodities AG
  • 09 Aug 17

We are seeking a Zug-based Associate Portfolio Manager to join our investment team. This person is expected to contribute both to the investment and active management of the portfolio and to the idea generation. This role will report to our Zug-based Chief Investment Officer. This is a unique opportunity to join a new commodities hedge fund led by an experienced team with a differentiated proprietary multi-asset strategy supported by long term locked-up institutional capital initially investing USD 100 million.


Job description:

  • Invest in and manage a diversified portfolio of Commodities and Commodity related Global Macro exposures which includes Futures, Options, ETFs, Equities and Bonds
  • Develop a solid understanding of the strategy and a view on optimised portfolio construction. Participate in constructing, trading, hedging and asset allocation of a commodities portfolio driving strong stable returns for the portfolio
  • Leverage the existing portfolio analytics processes and systems to generate ideas to enhance portfolio construction, tools and the analytical methodology itself
  • Evaluate and execute changes as agreed and needed
  • Carry out research and develop investment ideas with the aim of improving active portfolio performance and articulate to the senior investment team
  • Support business development and relationships with clients
  • Consistently deliver highest standards of portfolio management
  • Required from time to time to work on miscellaneous projects and initiatives related to either the portfolio functions or across the company as needed
  • Understanding and complying with, creating and recommending updates to the policies and procedures related to portfolio management and risk management.
  • Follow compliance guidelines with Exchanges, brokers, venues and regulatory compliance standards
  • Travel is required from time to time



  • Minimum of 5-7 years of work experience in trading and investment management working in leading commodity, financial institutions, hedge funds or trading companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related field from a leading academic institution; Master’s degree a plus.
  • Working experience with data and trading systems. Quantitative trading background and/or deep physical commodities experience a big plus
  • Good understanding of Macroeconomic environment and high level of knowledge and experience in Energy, Metals and/or Grains
  • Excellent investment track record with demonstrable superior performance
  • Expert in Excel based analysis tools with world-class analytical skills and the ability to clearly articulate the approach, process and results in verbal, graphical and written form
  • Able to analyse issues quickly and independently and take appropriate action. Knowledge in principal component analysis, optimization and simulation.
  • Possess an expert understanding of portfolio management, financial markets, instruments and different asset classes.
  • Team player with willingness and ability to work in a collegial, results-oriented environment
  • Excellent skills in managing multiple tasks requiring strong attention to details
  • Flexible and adaptable in a changing environment
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision with drive to deliver and roll up your sleeves attitude taking full ownership of issues until they are completely resolved
  • Self-motivated, dedicated, creative and strong perseverance including flexibility with time and willingness to accept demanding and personally satisfying tasks



  • The associate portfolio manager will report to the CIO and work closely with Operation and Risk Managers
  • Responsible for reporting on overall portfolio, including and not limited to asset quality, stress testing , industry and market analysis and asset allocation