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IM EMEA - Communications Manager, Institutional

London, United Kingdom
Asset Management

Job Description

Job Purpose:


To be a key member of the central IM Communications function based in London, which is responsible for all communications and reputation management for BNY Mellon IM at a corporate level and for each of its investment specialists including Alcentra, Newton Investment Management and Mellon in EMEA.


The communications manager (institutional) will support the head of international communications to:

  • Manage the communications strategy in EMEA, focusing on institutional media.

  • Create a selling environment via the media for BNY Mellon IM EMEA’s distribution goals by maintaining targeted high-level positive media coverage.

  • Build the reputation of BNY Mellon IM in the institutional market via a proactive media relations programme and actively protect the company’s reputation.

  • Manage regulatory communications alongside the head of international communications, including Gender Pay Gap, Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) and Brexit planning.

Company Overview:


BNY Mellon Investment Management (BNY Mellon IM) is the world's largest multi-boutique investment organisation, with US$1.7 trillion in assets under management. Its investment specialists include Alcentra, Insight Investment, Mellon, Newton Investment Management and Walter Scott & Partners.



  • Develop a deep understanding of the BNY Mellon IM, its distribution business, the investment specialists and key people within them, with a particular emphasis on the institutional market.

  • Ensure that communications and PR are embedded as a key component of the distribution business, specifically sales and marketing campaigns in line with key strategy priorities and industry themes through strategic, innovative and creative thinking.

  • Proactively manage day-to-day PR activity for:

    • BNY Mellon IM – Specifically the UK institutional areas (although there may be times when this individual will support on the intermediary/wholesale side).

    • International regions – assigned to the individual, although may change to gain further experience with other markets.

    • Investment specialists, with a steer to an institutional distribution bias.

  • Manage a continual creative PR programme, provide counsel on PR strategy and ensure business continuity in relation to funds/strategies and fund managers

  • Support fund managers and key spokespeople in engaging with the online and offline media.

  • Develop and maintain strong and positive relationships internally and externally, including key journalists from across the media spectrum within the EMEA region.

  • Provide solid counsel regarding the communications strategy, including reputational risk management

  • Help ensure the IM communications function provides a value-add service internally and externally, this includes continual PR agency management.

  • Help execute an effective internal communications strategy, through various platforms to converse with EMEA staff.

  • Provide and produce regular reporting to key stakeholders, including BNY Mellon IM distribution and the different investment specialists to increase connectivity and transparency of the IM communications function.

  • Help to promote a best in class IM communications function by creating and maintaining operating practices.

  • Ensure the EMEA Communications function adheres to regulatory and compliance requirements, supported by the Compliance Director, EMEA.



Person Specification:


1. Core Competencies

  • Proactive Approach

  • Self-Starter

  • Results Driven

  • Enhancing Organisational Talent

  • Embracing  Change

  • Client Orientation

  • Developing Partnerships.

  • Decision Making

  • Global Awareness     

2. Job Specific Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, combining the ability to build effective networks of relations within the business, with online and offline media and suppliers.

  • Strong communicator, who is articulate, dynamic, enthusiastic and a self-starter.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Experience of meeting demands across a multiple of clients or business units.

  • Understanding of the need to establish effective objectives and priorities, as well as management of expectations.

  • Team player.

  • Ability to deliver a high level of service to internal clients and well regarded amongst journalists.

  • Fluency in European languages would be beneficial.

  • Proven experience in institutional  media strategy preferred

 3. Technical Skills

  • Previous experience in financial services, specifically asset management communications, including public relations is essential.

  • Talented PR specialist, who is results driven with the ability to execute an effective communications plan.  Requires:

    • Knowledge of media within the UK/Europe and ideally some exposure to Middle East and Africa; and

    • Existing relationships with institutional/wholesale trade and personal finance journalists is essential in the UK, and ideally internationally.

  • Good knowledge of different asset classes, including equities, fixed income and alternatives.

  • Excellent communicator with experience in stakeholder relationship management at senior level, both internally and externally.

  • Ability to run proactive media relations programmes to generate targeted positive high-level media coverage.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Experience to actively manage PR agencies in the UK and Europe to ensure value-add.

  • Experience in crisis management issues to minimise reputational damage.

  • Experience in event management and running proactive campaigns.

  • Ability to deliver effective internal communications platforms across a business.

 4. Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent


BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 51713
Organization: IM Other Support-HR14830
Requisition Number: 1901553