Investment Modelling & Consulting

Location
London
Salary
circa £60k to £80k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
12 Jul 2018
Ref
Investment Modelling & Consulting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An investment consultant with modelling skills is required for this highly regarded consultancy. Suitable candidates will ideally be a qualified Actuary (or CFA). You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of modelling and consulting work, this includes:

Modelling

  • Asset liability modelling and its application to providing strategic investment advice to DB (and DC) pension schemes.
  • Designing / developing models, and dealing with internal and external stakeholders’ requirements to deliver functionality that will be used across the Investment department and externally.
  • Understanding the workings of stochastic models (including monte carlo simulation models).
  • Explaining complex concepts relating to modelling as it applies to pension schemes, both internally and to sophisticated clients.

Consulting

  • Identifying suitable investment structures to implement strategies, taking into account individual client’s circumstances and preferences.
  • Conducting investment manager research and formulating views on investment managers’ capabilities.
  • Conducting investment manager selection exercises, leading clients to reach decisions on managers.
  • Assessing investment management agreements and negotiating terms with investment management providers.
  • Agreeing the basis of and overseeing transfers of assets between investment managers.
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of market practice and legislation.
  • Undertaking performance and risk assessment of portfolios.
  • Presenting the different investment requirements of defined benefit and defined contribution schemes, including AVCs, and suitable investment options.

Suitable candidates will be technically proficient – in particular strong Excel skills, and have an understanding of programming languages. C# and VBA would be desirable.

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