Finance and investment

Reports meeting
A Portfolio Manager is responsible for investing money on behalf of clients. My team’s focus is on Cashflow Driven Investing (CDI), which is the concept of investing in portfolios of assets that behave like pension scheme liabilities, thereby reducing risk and ensuring the asset portfolios generate the cashflows needed to pay pensions.
In the context of an asset manager and in simple terms, business development is about winning new clients and developing mandates with existing clients.  (It is a fancy way of calling it sales!)  It involves understanding the marketplace of asset owners (e.g. pension schemes) and what investment objectives they may be working towards.