Chief Investment Officer

Puilaetco Belgium, Brussels, BEL, 1160
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Purpose of the Job


Key accountabilities include a wide range of responsibilities working in partnership with other parts of the organisation, which includes:


  • Meet clients and prospects, jointly with CAs, across Belgium possibly in Luxembourg and other European locations, to help maintain and further grow Quintets’ market position
  • Engage and communicate with external media to establish and grow market awareness for Quintet, to further accelerate growth in relevant European markets with a specific focus on Belgium
  • Present Quintet investment strategy and investment ideas at client events, conferences, webinars and podcasts
  • Support Belgium Management team as representative of CIO function 
  • Help functional Macro & FX team provide forecasts/views on the economic and policy outlook, FX and commodities and on how they relate to markets and our own investment process across asset classes
  • Contribute to research, production and writing of Quintet’s suite of Counterpoint publications and other ad-hoc material
  • Responsible for alignment of the investment strategy and local discretionary portfolios e.g. in Luxembourg, possible in collaboration with local team
  • Utilize own HNWI and UHNWI network to introduce new business
  • Input provider when developing the SAA and TAA, Belgium fit, home bias, in collaboration with CIO function    
  • Support Client Advisors, build strong storytelling around the strategy, investment ideas, through volatile market events and other


People Management/Leadership 


  • Behave as a role model for the employees, behave to highest ethical and conduct standards
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and peers within the Group matrix
  • Ensure that Risk is fully understood and addressed across the team to enable business
  • Ensure risk culture in line with the Group’s risk culture objectives
  • Provide clear direction on strategic goals, translating and prioritizing them into business and performance measures
  • Lead, inspire and coach a team of high calibre professionals, creating succession to key roles and enhancing organisation capability
  • Monitor adherence to governance and compliance and setting high standards of professionalism across the functions
  • Ensure that line managers create effective workforce plans and recruitment plans for their business, including succession planning
  • Review Performance Improvement reports and remunerations to determine effectiveness of appropriate plans and/or interventions

Knowledge and Experience


Appropriate for the role:


  • Proven and relevant experience across a range of business disciplines in financial industry;
  • Proven experience to lead, drive a business and generate revenue
  • Be the spokesperson and interface to external markets representing Quintet and the business to create market awareness 
  • Proven and relevant experience and understanding of local regulatory framework, cross-border and risk and compliance;
  • Visibility and credibility with local regulators.

Attributes and Qualities


  • Proven leadership experience and effective people management skills that motivate both direct and indirect teams to perform at their best
  • Ability to work within and navigate the matrix structure
  • Ability to work within an environment that is entrepreneurial and innovative and be able to utilize a common sense approach with sound judgement, and provide clear direction
  • Strong understanding of banking regulatory requirements, expectations and business impacts

Technical Skills


  • Proven P&L experience
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to drive transformation and change

Languages Skills


  • Fluent in English, French, Flemish and any other European language(s) depending on the location
  • Additional languages are an advantage
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