Sanlam UK is part of Sanlam, the global financial services Group that was established in 1918. The Group provides a range of financial products and services to over 10 million clients globally and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
We are a leading provider of wealth and investment management services to private clients, professional advisers, charities, corporates and institutions. Combined, we manage almost £12 billion of client assets from 17 offices across the UK, employing a diverse range of c.530 professionals. We have attained our size, strength and reputation by providing a high quality, personalised service to clients, whatever their stage of life or financial ambitions.          
The role
Based in our Lymington office, we are currently looking for a Portfolio Manager to join our Private Wealth team on a permanent basis.

  1. Key Accountabilities

  • To ensure the efficient management of client portfolios, with particular regard to observation of client investment guidelines, suitability, capital gains tax limitations (if applicable) and general planning aspects, adhering to the FCA rules on Conflicts of Interest and Treating Customers Fairly.

  • To construct client portfolios, selecting investments from either a pre-defined list, or in accordance with models, as appropriate to the client.

  • To give investment advice and recommend products to clients and potential clients.

  • Act in an ethical way at all times and always put the Customers’ interests first whilst abiding by the FCA’s Code of Market Conduct and Treating Customers Fairly principles in all market dealings.

  • To liaise, personally, with individual clients, or their representatives, to ensure that the Company’s image regarding the ‘personal service’ and ‘quality’ and FCA Treating Customers Fairly principles is maintained.

  • Work closely with the Quality Assurance Team and Business Development to ensure that standards for all retail clients are maintained at an appropriate level.

  • Identify, control and monitor operational risks.

  1. Measures

  • Work towards achievement of Sanlam budgets and to increase funds under management as agreed in annual plans. Work efficiently and effectively to achieve minimal number of deal errors or data breaches.

  • Extend current list of professional referrers of business and undertake networking/business development events as defined in Marketing Plan.

  • Work in accordance with the Sanlam Procedures and Compliance manual and adhere to ‘best advice’ and ‘treating customers fairly’

  • Receive no justified complaints or recorded FCA significant rule breaches.

  • Issue all client, quarterly valuations within prescribed timescales and ensure office is compliant in respect of record keeping, FCA rules and company policies and procedures.

  • To act in accordance with the Company’s operating and compliance procedures at all times and to bring any potential or actual breaches to the immediate attention of the Head of Compliance.

  • Ensure the Training and Competence standards are met and competence is maintained. 

  • Ensure that the necessary standards, systems, processes and procedures are in place to protect the company from risks and maintain the necessary records in order to satisfy external regulators and auditors.

Skills and experience
The job holder is likely to have a CISI Diploma or CISI Master (Wealth Management), educated to at least ‘A’ level standard – minimum 2 ‘A’ levels at grade A, B or C, English and Maths GCSE at grade 9-4 (A, B or C) or, minimum of 2 years’ experience in a role requiring similar levels of numeracy and literacy e.g. Banking/ Finance and a minimum of 3 years industry experience in a similar role.

The job holder will ideally have a working knowledge of; Taxation –personal, corporate & Trust; IHT; Trusts – legal structure. 

  1. Interpersonal 

  • Communicates effectively; written and verbal.

  • Effective on the telephone.

  • Confident.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients, and to explain technical subjects to non-technical audiences.

  • Enthusiasm.

  • Discreet and confidential approach.

  • Patient, friendly and helpful disposition.

  1. Project and Time Management

  • Prioritises and manages time effectively.

  • Planning & Organisation – able to use process in making plans and carry out tasks effectively.

  • Work effectively on multiple projects with different project team members and under the direction of project leaders.

  1. Competencies

  • Results focused with a drive to achieve and exceed agreed objectives through self and others.

  • Client focussed and committed to providing excellent service to internal and external clients.

  • Credible and respected by colleagues at all levels.

  • Persuasion and influence, with ability to achieve positive outcomes through others.

  • Decision making capability reaching decisions based on a structured approach.

  • Innovation with ability to approach tasks in a different way.

  • Shows initiative and looks ahead and takes action without being asked.

  • Values teamwork, and works successfully with others.

  • Is open and honest in words and actions

 If you are interested in applying for this role, please email  with a copy of your CV attached.
Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and promotes an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other's diversity.

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