Investment Analyst - Insurance Strategy

Investment Analyst - Insurance Strategy

Marsh McLennan
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Job Description



What can you expect:
Mercer has been providing investment services to clients for 45 years and has the largest institutional investor network in the world, with more than $11tn in assets under advisement. Insurance investment is a fast growing part of this institutional asset pool and the successful candidate will be a key member of the Insurance Investment Strategy Team.
The Mercer Insurance Strategy Investment team supports Mercer's Advisory and Delegated Solutions business in servicing insurance clients. The goal is for Mercer to assist insurers in developing strategic solutions and providing advice to insurers using our own technical expertise. Our objective is to help our clients develop an investment strategy with which they can manage their asset and liability mix. Mercer also aims to manufacture, integrate, and distribute our own products and solutions to help our clients grow their business.
As part of the Insurance Investment Strategy Group, you will have the opportunity to work within Mercer's Investment Strategy team to help solve some of the unique investment challenges that insurers face from an asset allocation perspective, including generating real return within a low yield environment and investing in a time of climate change all within a given regulatory regime. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing investment strategies tailored to each insurers individual needs using Mercer's best ideas.
As an Analyst within the Insurance Investment Strategy Group, you will support the delivery of strategic investment advice to global insurers. You will work with team members on client deliverables, provide input to business development activities and contribute to the solutions design process for insurers.
This role requires a unique blend of capabilities, including client-facing consulting, investment analysis and reporting, quantitative modelling, and research for a wide range of insurance clients and prospects. You will also have the opportunity to work on different insurance solution development projects under the guidance of supportive senior team members.
This will be a rewarding role as part of a dynamic and expanding team. The role presents the right candidate with an opportunity to develop their investment knowledge with a focus on insurers.
What you will be rewarded with:
Our employees enjoy excellent benefits such as:
  • Competitive salary with annual review
  • Up to 12% pension contribution
  • Full healthcare cover
  • Study Support
  • Flexitime or flexistart
  • Flexible working/potential to work from home
  • Sports & Social clubs/Wellness Programme
  • Paid annual leave and ability to purchase additional leave days
  • Travel ticket/bike to work/dental are optional
  • Subsidised canteen
  • 35 hour working week

We will rely on you to:
  • Supporting the wider insurance team and acting as the insurance strategy specialist for clients/prospects
  • Ensure excellent client service through accurate and timely reporting, record keeping and market intelligence acting as a primary contact point for technical queries
  • Develop/maintain a deep understanding of client needs/requirements and the insurance regulatory environment
  • Developing Strategic Asset Allocations for insurance clients including both quantitative and qualitative evaluations of asset allocation strategies
  • Make preliminary recommendations to consultants on appropriate investment strategies and structures for insurers, engaging with specialist teams where appropriate
  • Prepare for and attend client meetings, presenting technical analysis, key issues and conclusions for clients
  • Maintain and check technical accuracy, reasonableness of own work and others
  • Provide input to team development & strategy

What you need to have:
  • Investment industry experience (3+ years) with the motivation to learn and succeed in a strategy orientated role
  • High proficiency in Excel/ Microsoft Office applications - with modelling experience an advantage
  • Strong numerical reasoning, analytical skills and ability to work through tasks in a logical manner
  • Experience in the institutional investment landscape and strategy setting process
  • Interest in the underlying economic, investment and regulatory issues that determine insurers decision making
  • Have a keen eye for detail and intellectually ambitious with high standards of output
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities while working in a rapidly changing environment

What makes you stand out:
  • Interested in generating data-driven insights
  • Inclusive, collaborative team members
  • Qualified/Part qualified CFA or Actuarial candidate
  • Insurance and/or actuarial experience would be valued but not necessary

About Mercer:
Mercer's Investments business is a leading provider of investment consulting and investment solutions globally. We offer customised advice and support at every stage of the investment decision, risk management and investment monitoring process. The Investment Solutions business, catering for clients who wish to delegate the implementation of their investment strategy, has grown very rapidly over recent years and governs over $120 billion in client assets across Europe and Asia.
Mercer is a global leader in the provision of investment related services to a wide range of institutional clients including pension funds, insurance companies, wealth managers and endowments. The firm also has a significant global presence in human resource consulting and related services. Globally, across all business segments, Mercer has more than 20,000 employees based in more than 40 countries.
Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of , a global leader in insurance broking and risk management , a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services and , a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit ..
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Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., doing business as Marsh McLennan, is a global professional services firm, headquartered in New York City with businesses in insurance brokerage, risk management, reinsurance services, talent management, investment advisory, and management consulting. Marsh McLennan ranked #212 on the 2018 Fortune 500 ranking, the company's 24th year on the annual Fortune list, and #458 on the 2017 Forbes Global 2000 List.

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