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Job description

    Company Info

    Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe's largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of GBP 957 / EUR 1,090 / CHF 1,191 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors

    Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.

    *as at 30 June 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

    • Provide a support service for new and existing client mandates across the range of product vehicles (pooled and segregated) within LGIM. Lead the project from the pitch through to full implementation, observing core project disciplines
    • Co-ordinating the end-to-end implementation of new client mandates across the business e.g. obtaining business approval of fund operating documentation; account set-up; identifying and seeking solutions to non-standards requirements etc.and preparing the legal and operational groundwork for implementing changes to existing client mandates
    • Project and time manage client work in conjunction with other business areas to achieve the client's funding objectives in an efficient and timely manner, ensuring that all legal, operational and transitional tasks are comprehensively considered and completed
    • Provide final quality checks on legal documentation line with client requirements
    • Be instrumental in the reviewing and negotiating client service level standards and reporting requirements
    • Develop a clear understanding of the function of all business areas within LGIM, building and maintaining an effective network of strong working relationships within those areas
    • Act as an internal 'implementation consultant' to the client relationship management team, demonstrating technical ability and understanding and an awareness of the client's decision making process and investment objectives.
    • Attend or facilitate (as appropriate) client conference calls and meetings, acting as a business advisor on the requirements for implementing new client mandates and client change, providing progress updates to clients in the spirit of transparency and collaboration
    • Communicate effectively internally and externally on the progress of client work, holding (where required) regular working group meeting sessions with key stakeholders in order to monitor and manage progress relevant to client change activity. As necessary, attend client meetings and conference calls to discuss and report upon implementation plans and progress
    • Maintain and, where applicable, design and implement, business processes and procedures to support a risk-controlled and compliant environment
    • Where required, work in conjunction with the product specialists on the launch of new products to define regulatory and product specific requirements and ensure these are compatible with existing processes and procedures
    • Take an active role in transferring knowledge by training team members and (where required) the wider business

    Skills Required

    Desirable Academic Qualifications
    Strong academic background
    Degree qualified (preferably 2.1) or equivalent Technical/Professional Qualifications IMC
    Advanced Excel
    CFA Experience
    Experience within the investment management industry including providing an exceptional level of client service

    Demonstrable track record of dealing with external clients and building significant relationships with external contacts up to and including senior levels

    Writing procedures

    Institutional client experience

    Working within the pensions industry

    Training and presenting

    Working with derivatives based solutions

    Drafting legal documentation
    Specialist knowledge/skills
    Strong overall Investment knowledge including an understanding of the different investment vehicle options

    Knowledge of current investment, market and economic issues

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Thorough understanding and appreciation of FSA regulations and internal governance framework

    Excellent facilitation and meeting skills, being able to discuss complex/technical concepts

    A track record of Project Management success, with the disciplines and experience of Onboarding new clients and client change within an asset management environment

    Strong LDI and derivatives knowledge (including the trading and collateral/margin mechanics of OTC and ETD derivatives)

    Detailed Institutional Investment product knowledge and Index funds knowledge

    An understanding of the regulatory framework

    Excellent presentation and IT skills
    Working with a diverse range of stakeholders, is able to form collaborative working relationships and influence outcomes

    Solution oriented with a focus on delivery that meets the objectives of the client and LGIM

    Commercially sensitive, ensuring decisions are made in the context of a clear business rationale

    Must possess a good level of 'gravitas' and maturity

    Client focussed with a high attention to detail

    Highly organised and proactive with the ability to work effectively under pressure


    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.

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