Asset Liability Investment Analyst

London, United Kingdom
£65k - £85k
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 08, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a member of the ALM team, the placement will be responsible for:

  • Modelling asset classes such as equities, credit, bonds, derivatives, hedge funds and other alternatives using in-house tools, in conjunction with modelling pension funds' contingent liabilities.
  • Designing and implementing capital market and LDI solutions to reduce risk or increase expected return.
  • Evaluating the risks in pension funds and other institutional investor portfolios.
  • Monitoring the markets and keeping abreast of key developments.
  • Liaising with investment consultants to understand the needs of the client, and using internal proprietary modelling, to deliver first class advice.
  • Acting as first port of call for the consulting team to discuss project approach, plan project and opine on fees.
  • Formulating ongoing investment strategy recommendations (consistent with CIO views, investment principles, client preferences, manager views) for changes in objectives/circumstances/markets.

Ideal candidates should be:

  • A CFA Charter holder or FIA/AIA, or working towards these qualifications
  • 5-8 years into their career with a relevant organisation (Investment consultancy/Life insurer)
  • Highly interested in financial markets
  • Well versed in modelling asset classes or pension fund contingent liabilities
  • Analytical and not afraid to query preconceived ideas
  • Someone with attention to detail
  • Happy when delivering; either collaboratively or independently

Desirable but non-essential attributes include:

  • Some experience in actuarial longevity/mortality modelling or interpreting this data
  • Some experience in modelling asset classes or pension fund liabilities
  • Research experience (academic and/or practitioner led)
  • Curiosity, always looking to innovate and experiment with something new
  • The ability to understand, evaluate and learn quickly
  • A 'get your hands dirty' mindset
  • A keenness to work together and make a difference
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