Location: UK: London

Programme: 6-month returnship, part of the Diversity Project Cross-Company Returner Programme

Start date: 24 April 2023

Apply by: 5 February 2023 (extended)

*Applications have now closed*

If you are an experienced professional, actively looking to return to working in the investment sector after a career break of 18 months or more (as at April 2023), Fulcrum would love to hear from you. The Fulcrum Asset Management Return to Work Programme is a tailored six-month returnship for finance industry professionals (with the potential to lead to more permanent opportunities).  During your career break you may have worked on a small-scale or self-employed basis to fit around your other commitments, or have not done any paid work of a number of years.

What you can expect

The programme offers a paid placement of 6 months, starting in April 2023, with the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the placement.

Fulcrum offers hybrid working patterns for all employees and is open to discussing a range of flexible approaches that meet the needs of each individual.

The values of EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY, INNOVATION, COLLABORATION AND SUSTAINABILITY inspire everyone at Fulcrum, influencing the team every day in terms of ways of working, interacting with each other and the relationships built with clients. The foundation of these values is built on a commitment to having a positive impact internally and on the world around us. Fulcrum seeks to build a culture that enables each individual to contribute to the company goals, in their own unique way, harnessing their passion, their beliefs and their skills.

As part of this programme, you will receive internal and external support to help you to transition successfully back into the workplace, including a mentor and buddy and specialised returner coaching delivered. As the coaching is delivered as cohort you will also benefit from a peer network of other returners on the programme.

About you

Fulcrum is looking for people who have a background in Financial Services or Asset Management, with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Investment
  • Research
  • Trading
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Technology

Key attributes for the successful candidate:

  • Pragmatic, collaborative and passionate about financial markets
  • Pays attention to detail and has strong analytical skills
  • Committed to delivering high-quality results, on-time
  • Shows initiative, is willing to challenge the status quo and take accountability
  • Previous experience working within financial services is preferable, but not required

More about Fulcrum Asset Management

Fulcrum Asset Management is an innovative asset manager with strong foundations in macroeconomic research. Their key strengths include a deep understanding of the drivers of returns for all asset classes, a rigorous approach to portfolio construction, and effective risk management. Over the last two decades their team has delivered stable, positive outcomes for clients, both in good times and especially during crises. Based in London with approximately 90 employees, the firm manages £5bn on behalf of a global client base of institutions, wealth managers and private investors. The detailed macro research that is employed across the investment process provides the foundation to the entire approach.

Founded in 2004, Fulcrum remains wholly owned by employees, driven by an inquisitive nature, a desire to push boundaries and to develop thought-leadership underpinned by comprehensive research.

To encourage inclusivity in the investment industry, Fulcrum is proud to be part of The Diversity Project, which aims to achieve diversity across gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, age and disability. Fulcrum strives to ensure that opportunities to work and develop at the firm are open to all. Fulcrum is committed to conscious inclusion that facilitates a culture of belonging. They believe the more diverse and inclusive they are, the better the firm becomes.

How to apply

To apply to the Fulcrum Return to Work Programme, please send your CV and covering letter to careers@fulcrumasset.com

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply to this programme.

All eligible applications will be reviewed, and successful applicants will be invited for interviews during February with offers of employment being made in March.

Applications close on 5 February 2023 (extended).

If you have any further questions, please email HR@fulcrumasset.com or visit our website for more details www.fulcrumasset.com.

If you have questions on the overall programme, please email alicia@womenreturners.com.