Willis Towers Watson Investment Consultant in Leeds, United Kingdom

Investment Consultant

Date Posted: May 14, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary of Role

As an Investment Consultant in the team you will assist in providing a first class service to a range of UK DB & DC pension scheme clients on a range of investment services. These services include: advice regarding mission and governance; asset-liability modelling and the development and delivery of advice regarding appropriate (dynamic) long-term investment strategies with risk-return trade-off tailored to clients’ specific circumstances; implementation of strategy, including portfolio construction and risk management, mandate/manager and custodian selection; monitoring and evaluation of performance of managers and, more importantly, overall strategy versus liabilities and objectives.

The Role

Excellence

  • Commitment to providing a ‘best in class’ service to clients and adherence to ‘Professional Excellence’ principles and procedures.

  • Ability to take ownership for certain projects, delivering work to budget and within required timescales.

  • Write and review reports in a timely and effective manner.

People

  • Build strong relationships internally in the Investment team and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels.

  • Liaise with members of Towers Watson’s wider business in order to gain the necessary data and understanding of the client’s needs.

  • Periodic involvement with technical working parties and provision of training to more junior members of the team and practice.

Clients

  • Deal with Lead Consultants in order to provide a suitable solution; presented well and delivered in a timely manner.

  • Develop junior team members’ skills with construction and delivery of all aspects of work to clients.

  • Deal with clients on a day to day basis, supported by Consultants and other Investment Analysts as appropriate.

The Requirements

  • Minimum 2:1 degree is required along with progress towards or willingness to study for relevant professional qualifications, such as CFA, FIA or equivalent.

  • Experience in a relevant Financial Service role.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Interest in investment issues and desire to deepen knowledge over time.

  • Knowledge and understanding of addressing UK pension scheme client needs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to deliver timely and accurate solutions, on occasions at short notice.

  • Able to fit seamlessly into a team of senior and more junior people all focused on delivering work of exceptional quality.

  • Good IT (especially Excel) skills.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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JOB SNAPSHOT

  • Location:Leeds, England, GB

  • Date Posted:May 14, 2018