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Summary of Role

As an Investment Analyst in the Investment Delegated Structured Products team you will help design, model, present, arrange, implement and then monitor derivative-based investment solutions, mainly for UK-domiciled pension schemes. In this role you will contribute to the delivery of advice and solutions for a broad range of sophisticated clients and will build experience working with clients that use our solutions in a pure-matching capacity as well as a tailored, more efficient deployment of the growth (i.e. risk-taking, return-seeking) portfolio.

As part of the wider UK Delegated team, you will be supported by colleagues to build specialism in derivatives and liability hedging, but will also gain a broad insight into how our delegated clients design their overall investment strategy.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of the industry and your consultancy skills through training and by working closely with a diverse range of clients and colleagues. We are also open to discussing flexible working requirements.

The Role

Excellence

  • Develop knowledge of gilts, swaps and derivatives markets in order to assist more experienced team members to design and critically evaluate different investment solutions.
  • Become familiar with our systems allowing you to model and develop an understanding of cashflow liability data in order to determine interest rate and inflation sensitivity.
  • Become competent at standard analysis projects carried out by the team to produce high quality and build your contribution to more complicated analysis or projects.
  • Have a proactive approach and take ownership of work to ensure tasks are actioned quickly and efficiently.


People
  • Build strong relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels.
  • Build relationships with asset managers.
  • Liaise with members of the wider Investment business and other businesses (eg Retirement, RCS) in order to gain the necessary data and understanding of the client's needs.
  • Support the development of colleagues by sharing knowledge or experience


Clients
  • Partner with Lead consultants and Portfolio Managers in order to iteratively provide a suitable solution, presented clearly with delivery in a timely manner.
  • Support senior team members in construction and delivery of presentations to clients.
  • Support senior team members in preparation of instruction letters and Investment Management Agreements to implement solutions.


The Requirements

  • Good IT (especially Excel) skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytic capabilities and the ability to apply mathematical concepts
  • Some knowledge of traditional asset classes (particularly Fixed Income and Derivatives) - likely gained through working at another investment firm (for example another investment consultancy or asset manager)
  • Specific knowledge of derivatives (particularly Sterling Rates/Inflation) and UK pension schemes would be preferable but not essential
  • Team focused attitude and working practice to deliver innovative, timely and accurate solutions


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