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Investment Consultant

Location: MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 40,000-50,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Insurance Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 5
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-363431

My client is looking for an Investment Consultant that will excel in this advisory role. This requires excellent communication skills, a passion about investments together with drive and enthusiasm. You will be keen to build new relationships with potential new clients and develop these to hopefully become clients of the business.

They want someone who is unafraid to express a view and can express their view clearly, thereby contributing to the investment ideas relied on to achieve their aims. You’ll be expected to contribute to the ongoing debate they have about what they’re doing with clients, thereby helping influence future direction.

You will also be passionate about developing the team to be the best they can be, unlocking the potential of team members and shaping the direction in which we head.

Main duties and responsibilities

Being responsible for all aspects of the management of a portfolio clients:

• Building strong relationships with clients and working with trustees or companies to help solve their investment/risk management challenges;
• Designing innovative investment strategies including growth portfolio design, liability hedging portfolios and cash flowing matching portfolios;
• Leading the delivery of advice at client meetings and helping clients decide what action to take;
• Working within the Investment Consulting team to ensure advice is produced to the highest quality;
• Leading research teams to undertake research into new consulting ideas and investment manager products in order to help to solve clients’ problems;
• Support new business activities including production of tender submissions and attendance at pitches to articulate our proposition. Potentially to identify and pursue new business opportunities, in addition;
• Mentor and coach junior members of team to develop the skills to help them realise their potential.

Your Skills and Experience

Essential:
• Passionate about investments and investing
• Strong desire to accelerate the development of other team members
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Commitment to client service
• Direct experience of providing investment consultancy to UK pension schemes
• Ability to identify fee generating opportunities
• Ability to work with internal (and external) scheme actuaries and benefit consultants
• Desire to contribute to idea generation and the confidence to express a view
• Currently certified under the SMCR and/or previously CF30 authorised by the FCA to give investment advice or close to achieving this status

Desirable:
• Experience of new business tender responses and pitching
• Appetite to get involved in new business origination

What’s on offer:
• Competitive salary
• Participation in Discretionary Bonus Scheme
• 25 days holiday
• Pension Plan
• Flexible Benefits Scheme to support you in and out of work, helping you look after you and your family covering Security & Protection, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle
• Life Assurance cover
• Company Rewards (offers discounts and savings from retailers and services providers as well as offers available via phone)
• Interest free season ticket loan

What you will need:
• Employment references (FIVE years)
• Employment gap verification (Greater than 1 month)
• Adverse financial history (Detailed)
• Identity verification and Right to Work confirmation
• Sanctions/anti-terrorism
• Basic DBS Disclosure (online process through DDC)
• Retro employment checks every 2 years

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