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Research Analyst

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 21, 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

As part of the Global Investment Strategy & Research function, LGIM Real Assets, based in London the role of Research Analyst will support the investment strategy for our expanding private markets business The purpose is to provide insight and analysis to guide our investments into life science, digital and technology-related infrastructure and real estate assets. You will need to undertake research with a view to shaping investment strategy, supporting investment activity and communicating with clients, both internal and external.
  • Sectors; this role could potentially address a wide set of areas though specifically will include Life Science real estate, and Digital infrastructure (data centres, fibre, mobile, 5G)
  • Geographies; the intention is to capture fundamentals and trends that drive these sectors globally, though the practical investment focus in the near term will be on Western Europe and the US
  • Insight origination; deriving evidence-based, independent views that contribute to the delivery of strong risk-adjusted returns for clients. Delivered through a variety of means, including short research notes, longer reports and presentations. This will span a range of topics, principally;
    • Understanding of existing and future customer requirements and segments, sector trends, short and long-term expansion potential
    • Market insights; including assessments of current market conditions, investment pricing and capital flows / sentiment
    • Sector views; comprehensive assessments of different subsectors, their risk and return characteristics and structural factors influencing their long-term attractiveness, including ESG, technology risk etc
    • Portfolio perspectives; identifying, analysing and communicating the contribution that different sectors/subsectors play in a real estate portfolio and informing effective diversification / risk management
    • Guidance for stock selection / management strategies; work with Investment colleagues to identify stock selection criteria that assist in meeting client objectives, either to maximise return or minimise risk
  • Influence and profile; this person is expected to have a high profile within our business, communicating the results of research projects persuasively to fund managers and clients. We also seek to lead broader industry thinking, through press contact, publications, conference presentations and participation in industry organisations
  • Candidates with a background in technology or science disciplines would be well-positioned. Economics, finance or business-related subjects would also be relevant
  • Investment experience pertaining to Life Sciences or Digital infrastructure sectors would be an advantage
  • Strong understanding of the connectivity between technology and science and physical infrastructure requirements would be major advantages
  • Understanding of investment / finance fundamentals, contributors to risk and return, desirable portfolio characteristics and the implications for portfolio construction, client objectives etc would also be helpful
  • Wider interest and understanding of Real Assets; the role of different subsectors in constructing Real Asset portfolios and the contribution of Real Asset portfolios to meeting client objectives
  • Highly analytical; able to take research questions, identify an appropriate research method to address them, undertake the process and deliver a set of evidence-based conclusions with an emphasis on the investment implications / recommendations that flow from them
  • Project management; able to manage projects effectively, so that they deliver their objectives within the time and (if applicable) budgets set at the outset.
  • Excellent communication; able to communicate effectively, with authority and therefore influence in print and in person with colleagues and clients at different levels of seniority and with differing professional backgrounds
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
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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