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Portfolio Analyst " Real Assets " London

The Role

You will play a key role in the business planning and strategy formation for our European real estate funds. The role holder is expected to own analysis covering Real Estate Funds, assets and new products for the business, including the financial analysis of individual transactions. The role will also be expected to support new business, product development and in-depth European underwriting across UK and Europe.

The Team

Spanning real estate, private debt and infrastructure, our real assets platform offers investors access to assets that offer diversification, increased security and the potential for higher returns via a premium for illiquidity. Our real assets capability encompasses global real estate and alternative income investments made around the world. These are physical assets that we buy or provide financing for on behalf of our clients. Transactions to buy or sell are done directly with the counterparty and the price negotiated privately. They are not publicly listed.

  • Work closely with the Fund Management Team to analyse and set strategic fund priorities for the short and medium term, to ensure our Funds continue to deliver what our Investors require.
  • Lead and develop portfolio reviews to drive better understanding of portfolio risk and performance drivers.
  • Analyse historic and forecast performance of funds and assets to make strategic buy/hold/sell recommendations to the Fund Management, Asset Management and Transaction Teams.
  • Undertake financial analysis of individual transactions and their impact on the risk and return profiles of their fund, to drive better portfolio management.
  • Produce appropriate scenario and stress-testing analysis to ensure that asset and portfolio risks are fully considered and understood.
  • Create and update financial models to support analytical work.
  • Proactively engage with the wider Aviva Investors business to drive improvements in operational processes and systems
  • Supporting new product development with in-depth financial analysis


  • Extensive post-graduate experience in Analysis of Investments into UK and European Real Estate.
  • In-depth European underwriting skills
  • Strong knowledge of UK and European Property Markets.
  • IMC or CFA (preferred) qualification.
  • Economic or finance related degree
  • Excellent technical analytical skills, including significant experience of building and developing analytical models.
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to improve
  • Keen attention to detail and numerical accuracy
  • Advanced Excel skills

Highly Desirable
  • French Language skills
  • Experience with Anaplan

About us

We are proud to be a different kind of asset manager; our intelligent and innovative solutions are based entirely around our clients needs, not ours.

Aviva Investors is a global asset manager with expertise in real estate, fixed income, equity, multi-asset and alternative investments. We are proud to stand out in our field as our intelligent solutions are based around our clients objectives, not ours.

Inclusion and diversity

We are a global organisation with thousands of employees and customers from different cultures. Weve built our approach to inclusion and diversity on the principles of respect, valuing differences and inclusion.

One of Avivas core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. Whats important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life.

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Business Analyst
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