Top London Asset Management Firms

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I am currently completing my undergrad studies and am interested in a career in Asset Management. I have read a lot about the top asset management firms in the US such as Wellington or Ruane, Cunniff, & Goldfarb which have a great culture and provide a better lifestyle than some of the larger firms like BlackRock and yet provide decent pay and good career advancement opportunities.

However, since I am based in the UK, I was wondering which Asset Management Firms are the best to work at in London from an all-round perspective (pay, culture, lifestyle etc.), similar to the above listed firms in the US.

Any info would be appreciated, thanks.

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Oct 31,2013

Not sure about the others, but Wellington has a London office that they constantly post positions for on their website.

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Nov 30,2013

Fidelity UK. The only large and privately owned AM out there. I'll let you think about what that means for their culture.

Nov 30,2013

Fidelity UK. The only large and privately owned AM out there. I'll let you think about what that means for their culture.

Huh? There are no others in the UK? Really?

What about places like Schroders, Aberdeen, F&C and the like?

Nov 30,2013

There are obviously larger AM's out there but Fidelity is the only privately owned one.

I'm told Aberdeen is quite similar in culture.

Feb 28,2014

Schroders is majority privately owned thanks to the family's 51% stake. But Aberdeen, Fidelity and Schroders are all seriously great companies to work for in terms of investment ability and success. Standard Life also has an office and the world-beating GARS team

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Dec 31,2013

PIMCO, BR, Schroders, Aberdeen , Permal, Pictet and plenty of other AM companies have offices in LND.
Plus you can apply for asset mgmt positions within banks.

Dec 31,2013

What is Schroder's like? Culture, reputation?

Apr 30,2014
Apr 30,2014

I do not come from a top university and I don't have a good marks of my degree but are self-taught since 2009, I have read many books, courses, and now i am independent traders and live off this, but I am looking for a safe position. Which asset managment company is interested in this type of profile?

Apr 30,2014

Here are some more Asset Management firms and hedge funds with office in London:

Jul 31,2014

Nice post, let's try to keep it active.

M&G Investments: mostly fixed income shop based in the City.. extremely strong in corporate bonds (google Richard Woolnough...) and in illiquid credit and private debt in general ( and profile).
In equities there is the infamous Recovery Fund run by Tom Dobell, which is struggling in the last years after decades of massive overperformance.
Hires 6-8 grads a year through their graduate scheme.

Jul 31,2014