Senior Analyst - Analytics Services
- Role Type
- 1 Coleman Street, London, EC2R 5AA
- Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
- Closing Date
- Company Info
Legal & General Investment Management is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets of GBP 957 / EUR 1,090 / CHF 1,191 billion*. We work with a wide range of global clients, including pension schemes, sovereign wealth funds, fund distributors and retail investors
Throughout the past 40 years we have built our business through understanding what matters most to our clients and transforming this insight into valuable, accessible investment products and solutions. We provide investment expertise across the full spectrum of asset classes including fixed income, equities, commercial property and cash. Our capabilities range from index-tracking and active strategies to liquidity management and liability-based risk management solutions.
*as at 30 June 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
- Department Info
LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
- Job Duties
LGIM’s Global Analytics team is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining a firm wide strategic source for instrument, portfolio and client level analytics. This involves evaluation, selection of off-the-shelf analytics service provider(s), methodologies and utilizing internally built solutions that are able to support LGIM’s complex investment analytics needs.
The Global Analytics team is also required to provide our clients, consultants and internal stakeholders with value-add sophisticated portfolio / investment analysis.
The aim of this role and the future team is to centralise investment analytics servicing – client and fund level –that is currently performed in multiple areas as non-core activities. It requires experience and understanding of clients’ portfolios, the existing service model and analytics requirement. The candidate is also expected to be mindful of the existing and newly established analytics capabilities and solutions; how they are used by Global Analytics and other business functions.
The person in this role must have the ability to interpret and prioritise client requirements, with exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, timing and understanding of client reporting needs.
- Skills Required
Deliver processes with pre-set deadlines to support other business areas by providing accurate and relevant analytics data.
Review and complete ad-hoc requests which involve producing or delivering analytics data with a view that processes and data delivery should be automated where possible, and any non-standard requests should be assessed from a risk perspective. Escalate potential issues to management.
The person in this role will be expected to contribute towards defining, building and constantly improving the Global Analytics servicing methodologies, processes and infrastructure.
Maintain detailed understanding of all current and future clients’ analytics requirements. Promote a scalable analytics service model within the wider business – with Distribution and Investments in particular.
Build a good understanding of our clients, products and the business as well as our current analytics infrastructure and capabilities so this person can actively contribute towards developing our capabilities based on industry wide changes as well as changing client requirements.
Identify and follow up on process inefficiencies, and technical development with the intention of enhancing client experience. Continually seek out areas of improvement, identifying and implementing efficiencies as well as taking an active role in projects that will benefit both clients and the business.
Develop and maintain knowledge of the current investment market, economic issues and LGIM’s views, enabling you to discuss report designs and solutions with clients and consultants.
Be open and forthcoming with ideas, views and able to form a view.
Stay well informed about markets, investments, methodologies and LGIM’s products, initiatives and investor requirements.
Attributes, Experience, Behaviours
Collaborative, and able to demonstrate and promote effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. Investments, Data, Risk, Distribution).
Real drive towards and focus on quality – delivering accurate and excellent service to the company and to stakeholders.
Excellent analytical skills, fast thinker and a good decision maker.
3-4 years of experience in similar analytical role(s) and has an appreciation of industry best practice but willing to take a pragmatic approach where required.
Good and clear communicator, with the ability to influence.
Confident and willing to challenge the status-quo.
Strong academic background with preferably a numerical or economics degree.
Excellent overall investment knowledge including a detailed understanding of financial derivatives and the different roles they play in investment strategies.
Specialist knowledge of investment strategies, investment vehicles, systems, accounting and reporting requirements.
Technical and IT literate who understands systems, automation and optimisation. Experience with LGIM infrastructure and applications are nice to have.
Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, at least 22 days’ (with potential to rise to 25 days) holiday, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.