Senior Investment Analyst

Salary: Negotiable

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

This role sits within our specialist Insurance Investment Solutions Group (IISG) and will support the growth of the service line in terms of proposition development, take to market and client delivery. IISG provides a range of investment services to EMEA insurers.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

Investment, Risk and Reinsurance

Our sophisticated approach to risk helps clients free up capital. We work in close concert with investors, reinsurers, and insurers to manage the equation between risk and return. Blending advanced analytics with deep institutional knowledge, we reveal new opportunities to maximize performance.

The Role

This role sits within our specialist Insurance Investment Solutions Group (IISG) and will support the growth of the service line in terms of proposition development, take to market and client delivery. IISG provides a range of investment services to EMEA insurers. These include setting strategic investment objectives, strategic asset allocation, asset liability management and hedging review and solutions, internal model validation, investment management organisational design and governance, manager selection and monitoring, risk and performance management and the provision of market outlook and asset allocation positioning. The successful candidate will support a variety of client projects and market initiatives.

Your main responsibilities will be as follows.

Clients

  • Support senior consultants to deliver technical / strategy client engagements to insurers

  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with client contacts through effective communication and efficient, quality execution of projects

  • Take ownership for delivery and management of certain projects

  • Undertake complex mathematical analysis in an accurate and timely manner

  • Write and review reports in a timely and effective manner

  • Your role will be consistent with the broad remit of the team and you will be expected to be involved in all aspects of developing and enhance the work we do. This will involve an element of research concepts and making these commercial to meet the needs of our clients

People

  • Build strong relationships internally in the Investment team and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels

  • Liaise with members of Towers Watson's wider business in order to gain the necessary data and understanding of the client's needs

  • Periodic involvement with technical working parties and provision of training to more junior members of the team and practice

  • Your input, thoughts and ideas will be integral to the future development of this team

  • You will contribute to the culture of teamwork through collaboration

Excellence

  • Commitment to providing a 'best in class' service to clients and adherence to 'Professional Excellence' principles and procedures.

  • Directly contribute to clients' success through applying your technical expertise

  • You will adhere to Professional Excellence principles of firm and evidence this when required

The Requirements

Quantitative:

  • Be degree qualified with potentially a post graduate qualification

  • FIA or CFA (or similar) - you would ideally be qualified, or nearly qualified

  • Solid, relevant experience, preferably in financial services

  • Have strong actuarial skills and confidence with the technical, liability and capital related aspects of asset work

  • Be capable of applying investment 'content' knowledge to a client's investment 'context'

  • Have an attention to technical and numeric detail required to carry out model validation projects

  • Investment / insurance experience as either an advisor or working in industry

Qualitative:

  • Ability to develop new approaches where one doesn't exist under the guidance of seniors

  • Flexibility and adaptability to learn new skills and ways of working

  • Familiarity with insurance regulation detail

  • Professional maturity to navigate task ambiguity and thrive in a fast-moving environment

  • Ability to work comfortably yet with empathy in a client situation

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.