Senior Market Intelligence

Vacancy Reference: Senior Market Intelligence

Posted Date: 06/11/2020, Closing Date: 30/11/2020, Salary: Competitive


At UK Government Investments (UKGI), we provide the government with expertise in corporate finance and governance. What we do is unique. We are responsible for ensuring the effective governance of government owned companies (such as the British Business Bank), advising the government on corporate finance issues (including interventions into distressed corporate structures, such as Thomas Cook and British Steel) and all significant UK government asset sales (for example, the sale of the Green Investment Bank, the securitisation of the Student Loan book and the IPO of the Royal Mail). The work we do is significant in terms of social, economic and political impact.

Wholly owned by HM Treasury (HMT), UKGI has a team comprised of 130 experts which is quickly growing, drawn from the private sector (from banks, accountancy and legal firms) and from the Civil Service to ensure we provide government departments with high quality advice that is delivered and acted upon in the best way possible.

The opportunity

UKGI, as the government’s centre of excellence in corporate finance and corporate governance, is increasing its resources to help with additional COVID-related responsibilities, announced on 9 October – see link for further details.


As such, UKGI is looking to hire a new Assistant Director as a senior market intelligence professional into a new team to support this work.

This is a unique opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to maintain a pulse on the market while inputting into situations of national importance.

The experience and key competencies we are looking for this role are:

  • Experienced market facing professional with extensive network/touchpoints with market participants;
  • Significant expertise in credit markets, either as an investor/dealer/market-maker;
  • Ability to identify sector and portfolio trends in support of monitoring and reporting activities;
  • Understanding of credit risk drivers, including for distressed assets as part of large, diverse, portfolios of exposures;
  • High degree of discretion, judgment, and personal integrity;
  • Validated track record in formulating views and advice independently;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to demonstrate a high degree of professional credibility, maintaining the confidence of all stakeholders;
  • Validated experience of delivering through people by collaborating and building capability;
  • Adept at building networks and able to influence senior stakeholders; and
  • Knowledge of working in the public sector environment would be desirable.

How to apply

If you would like to be challenged by genuinely fascinating work, please submit your CV outlining how you meet the requirements to [email protected]

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At UKGI we place a high degree of value on work life balance and as such applications from individuals seeking flexible working, reduced hours contracts and job shares are actively encouraged.