UK – The £20bn (€28.2bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme is on the lookout for a European Portfolio Manager to employ in its London office.

A job ad says the manager would help with the European equity portfolio, “to maximise returns with an acceptable level of risk.”

Their role would also involve contributing to asset allocation discussions and assisting in formulating policies as well as influencing the European equity portfolio construction “ at stock specific and sector allocation levels”.

The Liverpool-based USS also specified that the successful candidate should be able to implement strategy without close supervision and keep abreast with all the developments of the European equity markets.

The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level and be CFA (Chartered Financial analyst) qualified or have an equivalent qualification.

The scheme also asks a proven track record “of sustained performance and achievement” and five to eight years of investment management experience. Good interpersonal and analytical skills are essential.

Last August the scheme named replacements for former chief pensions manager Rosemary Mounce. Bernadette Steventon and Brendan Mulkern were appointed to the new posts of pensions operations manager and pensions policy manager respectively.