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Job description

WTW Investments aims to be the leading investments solutions firm. To achieve this, we look to hire and retain bright, collaborative and dynamic people, provide opportunities for them to continue to develop their skills and then empower them to make a difference. Our client base of investment institutions (including many of the world's largest pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) expect excellence and creative solutions to the investment challenges they face.

Our Global Delegated business has grown very quickly in recent years and we are looking to accelerate this growth through new senior hires. In the UK, market dynamics are particularly attractive, with multiple factors driving increased interest in delegated. This spans both Total Fund (i.e., full delegation across all asset classes) and Specialist Solutions (i.e., partial delegation of a 'sleeve' of the portfolio).

The Role

As an Investment Strategist you will be responsible for delivering customised Delegated solutions which solve our clients' problems. You will be part of a team of c12 senior UK colleagues collectively responsible for delivering our revenue growth goals by engaging across different sales channels (e.g., investment consultants, retirement actuaries, intermediaries, independent Trustees etc).
  • Form strong relationships with the broader Strategist team, Retirement and Investment resources to identify prospects and articulate their goals and objectives
  • Contribute to the development of innovative and best in class thinking and solutions
  • Manage and support the creation of bespoke persuasive and high quality prospect and client deliverables
  • Manage all phases of the business development process from pipeline generation to closing
  • Develop sufficient subject matter expertise across our solutions to lead prospect meetings, including finalist pitches, to generate interest in our solution
  • Identify the strongest team for each prospect situation, drawing on specialists when required
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the collective skills and experience of the whole team

The Requirements
  • Proven actuarial, investment and/or distribution experience likely gained at a consultant or an asset manager
  • Proven track record in managing client relationships, generating and progressing prospect opportunities within DB Investment industry
  • Display of broad business development skills which will complement the specialists in the team, including the creation of bespoke messaging and conducting meetings with persuasion and empathy
  • Individuals will be responsible for developing their own prospect pipeline, but will be required to contribute to the collective development of solutions and the resultant success of the team
  • Motivation to nurture and develop forging strong industry and client partnerships
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships internally and collaborating effectively on cross-functional teams including bid management, Retirement, Portfolio Management, Operations etc.

What can we offer you?
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including; a fantastic pension scheme, life insurance, medical insurance, eye care vouchers and flexible benefits including critical illness cover, dental cover, additional life assurance, childcare vouchers, retail vouchers and many other options and Corporate deals.

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