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    Company Info

    LGIM is the investment management arm of Legal & General Group, a FTSE 100 company. We are one of Europe's largest asset managers and a major global investor, with assets under management of £983.3bn* (as at 31 December 2017). Our success has been built by focusing on clients and providing them with services and solutions that meet their needs. We offer strategies across the full spectrum of asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, alternatives and cash, as well as multi-asset strategies tailored to the needs of institutional and retail investors.

    LGIM is one of the world's leading providers of index fund management. We are at the forefront of developments in liability-driven risk management solutions for defined benefit pension schemes, a leading provider of defined contribution solutions and also offer wide range of strategies to help our clients manage their investment objectives. LGIM continues to innovate as markets evolve, building strong relationships with clients including pension scheme, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers and other professional investors.

    We understand that our scale brings responsibilities. We play an active role in the companies we invest in, from exercising shareholder voting rights to directly engaging with companies at a board level. By engaging with businesses, we aim to unlock value for investors and shape the future and sustainability of financial markets.

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In addition to having a leading position in the UK, we have selectively expanded into new markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. We believe that translating our capabilities to reflect the needs of our international clients will mean we are well placed to help them achieve their objectives.

*LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.


Department Info

LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


Job Duties

The ETF Investment Specialist role is specifically designed to help support the growing business from a distribution perspective as a subject matter expert. An ideal candidate would have a background in asset management and have a keen interest in being client facing in support of our sales & marketing efforts and producing fund research, collateral and analytics.

The duties & responsibilities are as follows:

Participate in sales and marketing efforts (40%)
  • Actively support sales team to help drive AUM and revenues by participating in client meetings, responding to client queries, running ad hoc analysis and providing solutions
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset and be able to proactively contribute to the overall growth of our business
  • Conduct training sessions for the sales team to educate them on the messaging, positioning of ETF range and new developments in the market
  • Carry out market research and competitor analysis to identify opportunities and gaps in the market
  • Continuously provide content related to our products to the marketing team

Contribute to development of ETF investment strategies (30%)
  • Originate ideas based on client feedback, market research and internal discussions
  • Help with researching, developing and maintaining investment strategies
  • Monitor the market and regulatory changes for new ETF opportunities
  • Forge new relationships with research houses and index providers to help lay the foundation for new index development
  • Proactively work with various teams (sales, legal, marketing, product, portfolio management, IT, data management and others) within the firm to complete projects and identify synergies
  • Contribute towards various tasks involved in the ETF launch process
  • Development of tools to assist management team to monitor and assess performance of business and products

Manage ETF marketing collateral (30%)
  • Maintain and evolve ETF collateral including pitch books, cheatsheets, earnings reports and peer monitors
  • Be willing to push boundaries by putting clients' interest at the forefront
  • Prepare research and quantitative reports (ETF performance, risk metrics, attribution, subsector analysis, stock analysis etc)
  • Respond to sales requests
  • Actively contribute towards periodic reports and commentary that help clients remain up-to-date with our products




Skills Required

  • Client facing experience pitching funds and/or structured products
  • Prior experience working with investment strategies and/or indices
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Advanced Excel user (some programming skills preferred)
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg preferred
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, confident communicator and public speaker
  • Fluency in one of the following languages: German, Italian, French and/or Spanish
  • An understanding of how ETFs work and are traded
  • An ability to bring fresh and innovative thinking to old processes and systems
  • An ability to analyse and contextualise macroeconomic content that is relevant to our range of ETFs using second-order thinking
  • An ability to produce, maintain and update sales collateral on a regular basis


Benefits

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.


Job Sector
Financial Services
Job Position
Investments
City/Town
London
Address
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Post date
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