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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.

    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, gender identity or age.


    Job Duties

    The role is a Quantiative Associate working as part of the Quantitative Strategy team, reporting to the Head of Solutions Research within the Solutions Group.

    Responsibilities:
    • Contribute towards the development of investment solutions for a broad range of clients
    • Assist research, IP development and prototype model development
    • Assist in the research and enhancement of existing quantitative tools
    • Run bespoke ALM analysis for institutional clients
    • Contribute to the development of our Solutions technological infrastructure, working closely with developers
    • Assist in the drafting of thought leadership material including presentations, blogs and white papers
    • Interact with key external and internal stakeholders to discuss technical analysis and relevant market issues.




    Skills Required

    • Excellent academic record including a Bachelor's degree in a quantiative disclipline (minimum 2-1). Further degrees (Master's, PhD) and professional qualifications (CFA, FIA) are desirable but not essential
    • Demonstrable relevant experience within financial services
    • A strong interest in research focussed on solving client problems from an objective-driven perspective
    • Outstanding quantitative and analytical skills
    • An innovative mindset. A track-record of creative problem solving is a plus
    • Proficient in Excel and other MS office tools
    • Solid programming skills. Knowledge of Matlab or Python is desirable
    • Strong communication skills (especially written)
    • High attention to detail
    • Well organised, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Self-starter with a proactive attitude and collaborative nature.




    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, at least 25 days' holiday (with potential to rise to 26 days), 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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