Senior Research Analyst

Aviva Investors : Global Real Estate
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Analyst to join Aviva Investors’ Global Real Estate 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 UK 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 estate 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 outputs and developing a house view on the attractiveness of specific property 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 the occupier 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.
  • Supporting the leadership team to direct analysis, research and / or strategic activity to achieve desired objectives.
  • Leading on 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 Estate through presenting at conferences, taking part in industry events and providing media commentary.



  • Either a relevant degree (economics, finance, accounting or related discipline) or able to demonstrate a suitable depth of intellectual rigour and maturity.
  • An established background in UK property research, with experience in capital markets.
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, and be an advanced Excel user.
  • Widespread 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, CPA or equivalent.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we’ll support you to do the best work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone who wants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to Defy Uncertainty.  

One of Aviva’s core values is Care More, and this is bought to life through the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working from home some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parent and carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. What’s important to us is that you are supported to do the best work of your life.

For further details and how to apply, please contact Patrick Fitzgerald or phone 0207 809 8046

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