Research Analyst – Real Assets



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Analyst to join Aviva Investors’ Real Asset team.

The Role

This is a permanent role based in our head office in the City of London. You will work closely with the fund managers and influence investment decisions. The role will have a real estate focus but the successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring research outputs enhance Aviva Investors’ reputation globally as a professional fund manager and as a leader in real asset analytics.

The Team

The Research Team aims to provide insight that enables the business to make better investment decisions. The team is integrally involved in the investment process and plays an important role in strategic allocation decisions. We work closely with investment strategists and economist to build a clear understanding of the macro economic environment in order to establish a top-down view of market prospects.


  • Responsibility for UK and European real estate outputs and developing a house view on the attractiveness of specific property or infrastructure sectors.
  • Develop insightful market commentaries, communicating research across the business to influence fund and business strategies.
  • Support investment decision making through building a view on market trends of most significance.
  • Take a lead role in strategy, analysis and / or research in assigned regions / asset classes and use judgment and experience to make fund management recommendations.
  • Providing investment recommendations based on robust qualitative and quantitative assessment.
  • Contributing to our thought leadership agenda to ensure our understanding of key themes is cutting edge and helping to raise our profile externally.
  • Build the profile of Aviva Investors Real Assets through presenting at conferences, taking part in industry events and providing media commentary.



  • Either a relevant degree (economics, finance or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual rigour and maturity.
  • An established background in property or infrastructure research.
  • Relevant experience in capital markets.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, and be an advanced Excel user.
  • Asset management industry experience with evidence of research and/or investment ideas that have contributed to superior, risk-adjusted results.
  • Proven judgment in analysis and strategic insight.
  • Great practical experience in applying learnt techniques in a financial market environment.
  • Great all-round communicator who can deploy the most appropriate tone and method to best suit the recipient. Excellent presentation skills.

Highly Desirable

  • IMC or equivalent; or recognized historical knowledge, experience and/or qualification.
  • CFA, CAIA, CPA or equivalent.

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