Do you have strong analytical and communication skills? Are you good with numbers and keen to work in a fast-paced team environment? And do you have what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations?
Then it’s time to join Mercer as a Graduate Investment Analyst.
We are one of the world’s largest providers of talent, health, retirement and investment services. As part of our investment team, you will help a variety of institutional clients, mainly pension schemes, in the implementation of various fiduciary management solutions. This will involve working alongside more experienced analysts, consultants and portfolio managers to support clients with everything from the design and implementation of strategy and the structure of retirement plans through to ongoing portfolio management.
Mercer offers a rewarding career environment in every sense. We offer private medical cover, a pension scheme, 25 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell up to five days), income protection and a range of other benefits. But even more importantly, we provide you with exceptional training and development opportunities.
Our graduate roles begin in September 2014 with an 18-month Graduate Development Programme, starting with a residential course. You will quickly acquire the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career while simultaneously studying for the Investment Management Certificate. At that point, you have the choice of going on to study for either the Actuarial or the CFA exams. What’s more, our comprehensive study package will give you the resources and time to succeed at every stage of your development.
Key duties will include:
- Producing/checking monitoring reports
- Assisting with the implementation of appropriate investment strategies and portfolio solutions for clients, drafting reports, presentations and letters as appropriate.
- Assisting with the communication of any changes to the investment manager arrangements within the fiduciary solutions
- Dealing with routine queries received from clients, third parties, etc.
Skills and qualifications required:
- A minimum of 300 UCAS points, A level maths at grade B or above with a minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained in a numerical or semi- numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
- An interest in financial markets and conditions is essential
- Self motivated, with an eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the investment industry, market conditions etc.
- Ability to work well as part of a team, with strong communication skills
- Ability to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
- Takes ownership for work, always ensuring standards and deadlines are met and keeping others informed and up-to-date
- Ability to maintain a good work-life balance