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Investment Analyst - BTR

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients' complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We're focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit an Investment Analyst to join the Legal & General Real Assets BTR Team. This person will act as the key individual in updating fund financial models for new acquisitions and developments, interfacing with the fund and transactions teams to support investment decisions. They will be involved in all aspects of the investment underwriting process and will explore risks & opportunities, assessing the impact of acquisitions on fund strategy.

The successful candidate will work within the existing 10 strong BTR team which is responsible for investment strategy, acquisition, planning, design, construction and operation of our BTR portfolios. The candidate will have the opportunity to work across all these disciplines but will have a specific focus in supporting acquisitions and developments.

Duties include:
  • Be responsible for financial modelling and analytics of new acquisitions and major capital projects ensuring high quality analysis and reporting.
  • Support the Senior Transactions Managers in researching and analysing investment opportunities.
  • Provide analytical support to the Development Management team, monitoring progress against target and identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Establish and review development appraisals.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Asset Business Plans, both at initial acquisition and through the hold period.
  • Drawing on the output of the models, collaborate with fund teams to explore portfolio-level risk and return profiles, as well as modelling the impact of acquisitions / disposals and alterations to fund strategy.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of credit rating analysis of BTR cashflows.
  • Assist in the preparation and presentation of Investment Committee reports.
  • Assist in the Fund reporting both internally and externally.
  • Develop and maintain good contacts with key advisors.
  • Degree educated. May have completed, or be completing, relevant property or finance related professional qualification, with 2+ years' real estate experience, ideally in transactions and developments.
  • Analytical mind-set, with a high level of numeracy.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Real Estate investing.
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Understanding of the capital structures and impact of debt on investment returns.
  • Good communication skills. You must be able to communicate technical material to colleagues at different levels of seniority and with differing professional backgrounds.
  • A focus on attention to detail, with a desire for innovation and continuous improvement.
Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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