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Funding Strategy Analyst

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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

Humanity is facing fundamental challenges, with the future of our planet hanging in the balance. As the principal investment arm of the Legal & General Group, our aim at Legal & General Capital is to generate long-term shareholder value, while helping build a better society. We seek opportunities to invest in sectors most in need of investment and innovation, such as residential housing, large-scale urban regeneration and future cities. We're backing investment in infrastructure and clean energy, and in start-up businesses to drive innovation and growth across the UK. We're building partnerships between the public sector and institutional investors to accelerate housing delivery, create jobs, support local businesses and transform communities. This helps to create new asset classes for Legal & General's varied investment requirements, our partners and the wider marketplace.

Job Description

Your role at a glance

The role holder will leverage their knowledge of a UK annuity writer's SII balance sheet and IFRSP&L to implement solutions to maximise shareholder value arising from Legal & General Capital(LGC) initiatives. The role holder will support the LGC Funding team to maximise L&G's investment into LGC created assets by collaborating with teams across Legal & General Retirement Institutional(LGRI) and LGC.

What you'll be doing
  • Support the development of guidance to ensure LGC Finance and Investments teams have the right information to make optimal investment funding decisions.
  • Support the build and utilisation of financial models to evaluate funding decisions, including cash flow models, considering risk and return metrics, capital and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with LGC/LGR Investment and Structuring teams to help identify solutions and levers to access L&G balance sheet capital for LGC created assets.
  • Build relationships and partner with stakeholders across L&G Group to design and implement new funding solutions and identified strategy changes to maximise shareholder value via LGC asset creation going forward.
  • Partner and collaborate with colleagues within the LGC Finance team to support the capture of management information to enable and monitor L&G balance sheet funding of LGC created assets.
  • Prepare governance papers and management updates to engage with key stakeholders across the L&G group in order to garner support for new initiatives.
  • Ensure that all aspects of funding strategy activities are developed and delivered in line with Legal & General's Customer Experience policy and the Consumer Duty.
  • (Desirable) Part-qualified actuary or CFA/FRM or CFQ or Degree in related discipline (or equivalent experience).
  • (Desirable) UK life insurance reporting metrics: Solvency II, IFRS and Economic Capital.
  • (Essential) A working knowledge of using financial models to analyse investment opportunities in an underwriting, investment or credit rating capacity
  • (Desirable) Strong MS Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Highly pro-active and dynamic self-starter; detail-oriented and deeply driven.
  • Builds strong business relationships with contacts in stakeholder and customer organisations.
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic environment and delivering results on time
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to demonstrate initiative
Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we'll commit to you too. That means we'll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you'll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We're also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of - both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain's Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.

We're one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers.Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.

If you join us, you'll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn't matter if you don't meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose.

If you're open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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