I am in the process of applying for an in house analyst role within the asset management team of an insurer.
The role is focused on investing surplus assets across alternative asset classes (e.g private debt, private equity, hedge funds etc). I believe the role would mainly involve evaluating new investment ideas and funds and helping to manage the portfolio, but I believe it will be on a fund of funds basis so there won’t be much individual focus on security selection.
I would be interested to know if anyone here has done a similar role. Did you enjoy it, if not what did you dislike?
Is it something that you’d recommend, and what is the long term comp like? I believe in this role, the long run goal would be to become a portfolio manager