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Research Strategist, Research & Analytics

Posted: 6 Apr 2021 Closes: 6 May 2021
London, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -513117667

Join our team
As one of the world's leading asset managers, we are solely dedicated to delivering an investment experience that helps people get more out of life. Our passion for continually searching for ways to improve that experience is second to none and we're looking for people to join us who thrive on that challenge.

Job Purpose
The Quantitative Analyst is responsible for helping develop asset allocation proposals primarily for pension plans and insurance entities.

Key Responsibilities / Duties
  • Modelling of various types of complex liability streams from pension plans and insurance clients
  • Detailed design of asset allocation proposals within the context of liabilities (i.e. cash flow matched, factor matched etc.)
  • Seamlessly analyze and evaluate portfolios from both a factor lens and asset class lens
  • Develop and maintain various reports to be shared with both retail and institutional clients
  • Design and maintain procedures and tools that make data management and research more efficient
  • Formulate new ideas for research that will help enhance frameworks and tools
  • Follow academic research and industry trends so as to constantly incorporate best practices
  • Work closely with various teams across the organization but most specifically with the Institutional Strategists in the EMEA region
  • Attract, develop, and retain team talent.

Work Experience / Knowledge
  • Seven years of experience working with pension and/or insurance clients. Local UK market knowledge and experience is required. Experience in other EMEA region countries is preferred
  • Some previous supervisory/leadership and project management experience preferred
  • Excellent ability to translate abstract principles into systematic algorithmic representations
  • Experience working on live client engagements, formulating client ready solution proposals
  • Very strong attention to detail with internal drive to sanity check and triangulate results
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics and optimization
  • Experience in programming in languages such as Python, R or Matlab
  • Experience managing and manipulating large data sets and working with databases
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with individuals of various backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively coordinate projects between various teams
  • Passion to deliver excellent work

Formal Education
  • Degree in quantitative disciplines such as engineering, computer science, operations research, or econometrics is required. CFA designation or actuarial qualification strongly preferred.

EMEA Regulatory Data
SMCR Senior ManagerNoSMCR Certified PersonNoMiFID Knowledge & Competence roleNoFCA Training & Competence roleYesMaterial Risk TakerNo

Work in a way that works for you
We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. As part of Invesco's commitment to ensuring our teams have the broad range of experiences and backgrounds required to promote diversity of thought, and to maintaining a positive, engaging work environment, we champion smart working.
  • Working remotely from home or any other work location for 1 or 2 days per week
  • Working some flexible hours - flexing your start/finish time to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Please feel free to discuss flexible working options with us.

The Good Stuff
We have an outstanding benefits package, which includes:
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Company-provided healthcare
  • 26 days' annual leave + bank holidays
  • Generous pension provisions
  • Income protection
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Volunteering days
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Life insurance

Our Commitment to the Community, the Environment and Responsible Investing
We partner with charitable organisations globally to make an impact in the communities where we live and work. Our people are encouraged to support the charities they feel most passionate about and are offered two days' volunteering leave annually.

We are committed to adopting and implementing responsible investment principles and practices that uphold our fiduciary responsibility to our clients, as well as being good stewards of the environment.

Invesco is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. We serve our clients in this space as a trusted partner both on specific responsible investment product strategies as well as part of our commitment to deliver a superior investment experience.

Join Us
Our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting our colleagues both personally and professionally. We foster an environment where all our people feel valued and can be themselves. If you're looking for challenging work, smart colleagues, and a global employer with a social conscience, we invite you to explore your potential with us.

People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment with Invesco may request this by sending an e-mail to EMEA- Talent Acquisition. Please include your name, the job you are interested in, and the type of accommodation you are requesting.

Recruitment Agencies
Invesco has an in-house recruitment team, which focuses on sourcing great candidates directly.
Therefore, Invesco will not accept unsolicited resumes from agency or search firm recruiters.
Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired. When we do use agencies, we have a PSL in place, so please do not contact hiring managers directly.

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