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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Colchester Global Investors for a Graduate Trainee to join the Company, on an 18-month rotational program.  The program is designed to give the candidate a broad overview of the various roles and responsibilities involved in managing assets for institutional clients in the global sovereign bond and currency asset class.  The program will involve rotations around the dealing, risk and investment management departments, with the majority of the program being spent within the investment management department.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate who is looking to start out their career in the asset management industry, with a particular interest in Investment Management.

The Role

Investment Management

  • Learning about ongoing portfolio maintenance and review, involving traditional portfolio management, monitoring of portfolio’s and ensuring allocations, exposures and risk are correct.
  • Supporting the investment managers where necessary on process, country or adhoc requests.
  • Portfolio optimisation, construction and implementation.
  • Beginning fundamental investment research, encompassing macro sovereign balance sheet analysis and inflation forecasting, ongoing country monitoring and debt sustainability analysis.


  • Understanding the integral role the dealing team plays in execution, portfolio management and administration, and guideline adherence.
  • Learning best execution practices, market conventions and instruments.
  • Working in conjunction with other teams on projects involving trade data validation and analysis, trade automation and looking to further develop trade workflows.
  • Liaising with the Investment Management, Risk and the Compliance teams with regard to matters such as Portfolio exposures and daily guideline reports.


  • Learning about the processes and systems that present risk management information on portfolios.
  • Gaining an understanding of the risk metrics, tolerances, and their implications for portfolio management.
  • Assisting in testing new analytical software and tools to ensure compliance with user requirements and specifications.
  • Supporting the investment managers in portfolio analysis, or marketing and client servicing with client queries.

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Economics
  • Knowledge of a Programming Language would be advantageous but not essential
  • Strong Team Player, ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Flexible with a can do attitude
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, able to demonstrate a good use of initiative.

Colchester is an Equal Opportunities Employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All applicants will be treated fairly, without regard to all identifying characteristics including race, religion, sex, nationality, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression or any other protected group status.




About Colchester Global Investors

Colchester Global Investors is an independent, global government bond manager and was founded in 1999 by Ian Sims, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. Colchester manages approximately US$25bn for international clients across a variety of investment products: Global Bond, Global Inflation-Linked Bond, Local Currency Emerging Market Debt and Global Unconstrained Alpha. Colchester has a singular investment process which is applied in the same way to all the different products managed. We value bond markets according to their real yields (i.e. the rate of return they offer after inflation) and currencies according to their real exchange rate valuations. Both bond and currency valuations are adjusted for the balance sheet strength of the underlying country and ESG factors. Colchester is majority owned by its employees, allowing constancy of purpose and an alignment of interests between employees and clients. The firm is headquartered in London and has regional offices in New York, Singapore, Dublin, Sydney, Dubai, Madrid and Munich.