Willis Towers Watson Investment Strategy Associate in New York, New York

Investment Strategy Associate

Date Posted: August 9, 2018

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JOB DESCRIPTION

As a leading investment consultant, we help organizations manage investment complexity, establish risk tolerance and improve governance. We are a global investment consulting practice providing advice to institutional investors (primarily defined benefits and defined contribution plans) in the areas of asset allocation, investment policy, investment manager evaluation and research, investment performance evaluation and miscellaneous investment research.

The Role

As an Investment Strategy Associate, you will work with senior consultants to provide first class advice to a range of clients. Your primary focus will be asset/liability modelling for the purpose of developing strategy advice relating to asset allocation, dynamic allocation strategies, portfolio construction, funding policy, plan design, and settlement strategy for pension plans and post retirement benefit plans.

Excellence

  • Preparation of models for asset liability analysis, including suggesting and making enhancements to improve models or solutions

  • Prepare first drafts of client documents communicating asset/liability modelling results and advice

People

  • Build strong relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

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

Clients

  • Gain exposure to a wide range of clients through investment and settlement strategy projects

  • Work with consultants in order to iteratively provide suitable solutions in a timely manner

  • Liaise with members of the wider investment team and benefits segment in order to gain the necessary data and understanding of the client’s needs

  • Increase efficiency within the strategy team by identifying ways to improve processes

Financial

  • Meet chargeable hours targets

The Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree along with progress towards relevant professional qualifications such as ASA, CFA

  • Familiarity with US funding rules, pension accounting standards, and actuarial concepts, particularly relating to pension actuarial liabilities

  • Interest in and knowledge of stochastic asset liability modelling

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Comfortable and successful in a team environment; able to fit seamlessly on teams of senior and more junior colleagues

  • Very strong working knowledge of Excel and databases

  • Enquiring and analytically minded with a logical and thorough work ethic

  • Track record of delivering high quality work on time and within budget

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 is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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JOB SNAPSHOT

  • Location:New York, NY, USStamford, CT

  • Date Posted:August 9, 2018