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Investment Consultant (LGPS)

Salary Competitive
Location London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Investment DB Business Unit acts as a key component of our consulting services and helps firmly establish us as a UK market leader in this area. We currently advise on over £200 billion of assets for our diverse client base, which includes DB pension trustees and sponsors across a wide variety of business and industry sectors, local government pension schemes (LGPS) and other public sector clients.

We have an exciting opportunity to join this Business Unit as an Investment Consultant to focus on supporting our LGPS clients.

What will your role look like?
In this role you will be a key member of the Investment DB Business Unit. Day to day your role will involve conducting high quality research analysis and communicating investment advice from this to a wide range of clients, predominately focusing on our LGPS clients.

You’ll review and sign off investment advice on a wide range of topics including investment strategy, structure, investment markets, risk management, asset managers, responsible investment and governance.

Though this is a varied role, your key tasks will include:

  • Directing and advising a portfolio of predominantly LGPS clients on a range of investment matters
  • Delivering high quality, expert investment advice by employing strategic and innovative solutions
  • Being actively involvement in developing business for the firm, through client ‘prospecting’, relationship building and supporting new business pitches; working with other areas of the firm to facilitate ‘cross-selling’
  • Undertaking activities to build and enhance your Business Unit and firm’s profile – including networking and speaking at relevant conferences
  • Developing the consulting capabilities of the practice by coaching and mentoring junior team members including investment analysts within our client teams
  • Contributing to internal initiatives, such as Quality Assurance and Learning and Development programmes

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will:

  • Have previous experience of working within a similar role in a consultancy environment, fund management or other relevant investment sector with some exposure to working with LGPS clients
  • Be FFA/CFA qualified (or be close to achieving this), preferably being authorised to give investment advice by the FCA (either following one of these qualification paths or having an alternative qualification/experience)
  • Be able to showcase strong commercial awareness of the pensions and employee benefits market, and will enjoy keeping up to date with topical matters arising within the UK Pensions Market 
  • Bring experience of consulting with clients on responsible investment issues (as part of your broader consulting experience) with some knowledge of collective investment vehicles
  • Have detailed understanding of the major asset classes used in UK Pension Scheme Strategies and the legislative framework for UK pension schemes
  • Have exceptional communication skills, demonstrated through your ability to consult and influence successfully with stakeholders at senior/board level
  • Bring a flexible, innovative approach to developing solutions for our clients and be enthused by the opportunity to solve complex problems for them
  • Be able to work well as part of a team, and lead by example with a motivational, hands-on approach, including supporting with the coaching and development of junior colleagues within your Business Unit. 
  • Be able to articulate innovative and complex ideas, and develop them into tangible offerings
  • Look out for Business Development and intra/inter-practice referral opportunities as appropriate
  • Have the flexibility to travel to client and other Hymans Robertson offices when required

A more detailed list of requirements for this position is included within the role profile, which is available on request.
In addition to a competitive salary and access to our profit share scheme, we offer:

  • A flexible selection of employee benefits, so you can choose a package that best matches your lifestyle and needs
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment where your thinking and ideas are encouraged
  • On site mental health and wellbeing support
  • A commitment to helping you develop both personally and professionally, with mentoring opportunities and access to our award-winning learning portal, Aspire.
  • Regular social activities, in addition to three days paid volunteering leave each year and a day’s leave to celebrate your birthday.

We are open to this role being based in any of our offices – London, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh. And we offer hybrid working so you can enjoy the positive wellbeing of working from home as well as the benefits of meeting colleagues in our sociable, modern office environments.

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment. 

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.  

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards. 

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.   

We are continually working to improve our inclusive culture and employ diverse talent. We therefore welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, which includes but isn’t limited to: age, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, marital or civil partnership status, neurodiversity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment - meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. Find out more about our careers here.

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know. 

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have. 

Our culture

We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction

Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing

We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working

We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

Latest technology

We use the most up-to-date technology and software to match our ground-breaking business solutions that make life easier for us and our clients.

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