At LCP we love what we do, and it shows. We help our clients make good decisions based on insightful analysis, industry expertise, and game-changing technology.
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious associate consultant, with at least 4 years experience in the UK DB pension investment consulting sector, to join our team in London or Winchester.
Who are the team?
Our investment consulting department is very well known and very highly respected within our industry. We advise a large range of clients, both Trustee and Corporate, and count a significant share of the FTSE 100 companies receiving advice from across our business.
If you desire to be part of a client and people focussed organisation where opportunities to work with senior, well know industry professional are the rule, not the exception and where you will be supported to develop your skills to make you the best you can be then we would love to hear from you.
What experience, qualities and skills are we looking for?
A minimum of four years’ experience in a pension fund investment consultancy or have a background in a pensions consultancy, with some direct experience in an investment advisory role for at least a year
Excellent presentation and communication skills, including drafting advice that you would be happy to sign
Time management and delegation skills, to juggle variable, sometimes high, workloads
The ability to work to agreed deadlines and give regular unsolicited progress reports
Good Excel and project management skills
The ability to gain the confidence of partners and other colleagues
A team player who participates positively in team discussions
Open to sharing ideas and presenting persuasive arguments
A keen commercial awareness
What will you be doing?
Assisting consultants in identifying suitable investment strategies
Identifying suitable investment structures to implement strategies, taking into account individual client’s circumstances and preferences
Calculating investment performance figures for performance monitoring purposes
Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of market practice and legislation
Drafting performance monitoring reports, including commentary, to a level where the report needs only a brief review by the signatory
Understanding the basis of transfers of assets between investment managers and liaise with managers during the transfer
Undertaking performance and risk assessment of portfolios
Reviewing work done by other staff, including both detailed checks and a check for overall reasonableness
Over time there may be opportunities to work on the development and coding of our technology, and / or to conduct investment manager research, formulating views on investment manager's capabilities