Head of Fixed Income – Asset Management

  • Competitive
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Madison Pearl
  • 14 Jan 17

Madison Pearl has been exclusively mandated by a multi-billion dollar state-owned fund in the GCC, looking to have on board a Senior Director to head up their Fixed Income investments. The role is a hybrid with three key responsibilities: managing funds, growing the business by securing placements and growing assets under management, and developing products. The role by definition is highly entrepreneurial. Emerging and frontier markets experience is mandatory.


  • Portfolio Management: Directly managing fixed income funds to deliver strong performance relative to market peers and benchmarks, monitoring and maximising returns on investments and ensuring that all portfolios are within the risk tolerance constraints
  • Growing the Fixed Income business: Securing placements, growing assets under management and securing sales by building on and leveraging relationships within the MENA region
  • Product Development: Developing and launching new fixed income products (both conventional and Sharia’-compliant) to meet client requirements
  • Interacting with Legal & Compliance and regulators to ensure that new products and services launched are in line with licensing and regulatory requirements
  • The role is responsible for setting investment policies and strategies for all fixed income portfolios and managing the research required

Role Requirements:

  • 10+ years’ investment management experience across multiple asset classes (fixed income and equities) with a minimum of 6 years’ experience in regional markets (GCC, North Africa, the Levant or Turkey)
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical discipline (e.g. finance, economics, engineering etc.) from a Tier 1 university or business school, Master’s degree with a relevant professional certification is preferred, e.g. CFA
  • Highly entrepreneurial with a “go to market” approach and strong working knowledge of investment management, budgeting and strategic planning and financial modeling
  • Strong network within the MENA region with evidence of leveraging off network to raise AUM


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For any further clarifications, I can be contacted at Samantha.francis@madisonpearl.com or +97145609177