Investment Strategy Analyst Investment Strategy Analyst …

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Nov 21
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Nov 21
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Posted by:
Oliver Cannon • Executive Recruitment Partner
Posted by:
Oliver Cannon
Executive Recruitment Partner
The Portfolio Strategy team provides research, analysis and recommendations on strategic asset allocation, including expected returns and portfolio construction. This role supports the team in developing, maintaining and improving key models used within the Portfolio Strategy team for portfolio construction and risk budgeting.

Key responsibilities

  • Undertake asset allocation and portfolio construction analysis to model the implications of different inputs and assumptions including deterministic and stochastic scenarios
  • Maintain and enhance existing portfolio construction and risk budgeting tools across a range of investment strategies
  • Assists the Head of ISA and Co-Heads of Portfolio Strategy in explaining the analysis to the relevant boards and committees with papers and presentations
  • Work with the Asset and Liability Solutions function within ISA to fully integrate the output from ALM models into portfolio construction
  • Conduct research projects on strategic and cyclical aspects of asset classes and asset allocation investment strategies
  • Responsible for the integration of portfolio construction and risk budgeting tools into the scheme portfolio management software
  • Expand and enhance the technical infrastructure including robust data handling to scale asset allocation and portfolio construction process
  • Operate a quality assurance process to ensure consistency and accuracy of portfolio construction models

 

Your experience

  • Strong understanding of quantitative asset allocation and/or portfolio construction research
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, strong working knowledge of statistical language (MATLAB/ Python) and databases required
  • Experience in a relevant investment role
  • Ability to present complex analysis in non-technical terms
  • Strong communication skills in both written papers and in presentations
  • Knowledge of macroeconomics, investment theory and characteristics of broad asset classes
  • Good IT and skills (e.g. Excel) and attention to detail
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