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 now have an exciting opportunity for a manager researcher to join our investment consultancy practice in London.
Who are the team?
Our investment consulting department provides investment advice to, mostly, UK DB pension schemes. We help our clients achieve the best outcomes for their schemes by advising them on investment strategy and which managers to invest their funds with.
The purpose of this role is to research investments and asset managers to provide information and views to LCP's clients and client-facing consultants.
What will be your key responsibilities?
To provide clear, well justified recommendations on the suitability of fund management products for use by our clients
Planning and executing work in reasonable timescales and within agreed deadlines
Managing others' contributions to achieve tasks / own goals where appropriate
What will you be doing?
Conducting investment manager research and formulating views on investment managers' capabilities across asset classes to which you're assigned
Identifying funds and managers that require researching
Leading or contributing to research meetings with managers through the planning of meetings, interviewing, analysis and proposing recommendations
Conducting operational due diligence reviews on fund management companies in-line with LCP's processes
Conducting reviews of fund documentation
Ensuring the recommendations on managers' products can be justified : data and decisions are well documented : arguments and views are logical and consistent
Communication our in-house views to client-facing consultants and clients in writing and presentations
Reviewing work done by others, including both detailed checks and a check for overall reasonableness
What essential qualifications, skills and experience do you need for this role?
CFA, CAIA or FIA qualified or nearly qualified
At least 3 years experience in a manager research role at an investment consultancy, wealth manager, family office, fund-of-funds or in-house asset-owner
Experience of researching fixed income strategies is preferable
Excellent presentation and communication skills
Excellent time management and delegation ability to juggle workloads
Excellent Excel and data-processing skills
The ability to gain the confidence of partners and other staff