Manager Research Analyst - Private Markets

Job Locations UK-Amersham | UK-London | UK-Birmingham | UK-Bristol | UK-Cheltenham | UK-Glasgow | UK-Leeds | UK-Liverpool
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/08/2021 11:13)
Investment Consulting


The Research Team is the dedicated function in Investment Consulting, we provide research to a wide range of institutional investors such as DB and DC pensions, charity, endowment, insurance companies and family offices.


We are looking for a Senior Researcher with a specialism in Private Markets and Real Assets. This role can be based at any of our office locations so please specify your preference when applying.


Your research responsibilities will include Private Equity, Private debt (working alongside fixed income specialist), infrastructure and Real Estate.


You will be the expert on the funds in the asset classes you cover and will be able to provide advice on these to consultants and also directly to clients in supporting the client’s lead consultant.  You'll be required to attend trustee and investment sub-committee meetings.  You will work closely with a back-up researcher and will be responsible for setting up research priorities for the asset classes you cover. You'll research new areas of the asset class and consider how asset classes within your speciality interact with each other, and with the wider investment strategy that clients have in place. You'll bring forward new ideas at a strategy level that will benefit clients (focussed on, but not limited to your specialism) You'll have a view on fixed income markets within the context of other asset classes and the wider economy, and contribute to the research team’s market outlook view. You'll also have responsibility for ESG evaluation as part of fund research, propose ESG ratings and determine how it affects the overall fund rating. 


Ideally you'll be working within an investment consultancy or research role for institutional clients (DB or DC pension funds, endowments, charities) and will be FIA or CFA qualified or nearly qualified.


What's in it for you?


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Core & Flexible Benefits:

  • Competitive discretionary annual bonus
  • Core benefits paid for by BW including life assurance, group income protection, private medical cover and 25 days holiday per year with holiday trading
  • A generous pension scheme where we contribute 8% of your salary from day one of your employment
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support you and your family through any concerns or challenges you may experience
  • A comprehensive range of voluntary benefits to suit your life stage and lifestyle including a tech scheme, cycle to work scheme, dental cover, healthcare cash plan, health assessments, critical illness cover, extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members, gym membership, travel insurance and a broad range of discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies
  • Fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks provided free of charge in all of our offices

Giving Something Back:

  • 1 paid volunteering day per year as a commitment to our Corporate Social Investment
  • Support your favourite charity with the "Give as You Earn" option
  • Match-funding for individuals raising money for a recognised charity
  • Our corporate social investment programme is an integral part of what we do and is focused on ensuring that our overall impact is a positive one. We recognise that we have an impact that goes beyond our core activities.

Values: our values are PRINCIPLED, RESPECT, QUALITY AND PARTNERSHIP - they are important to us and we want them to be important to you as well.


Wellbeing: employee wellbeing has always been important to us and our approach is to create an environment where individuals will be engaged at work, successful in what they do and able to achieve their full potential, benefiting both their self and the business. BW offer a great range of employee benefits as we believe it's important individuals are supported in making choices which are flexible enough to meet their needs and help support their wellness.


Diversity: we are committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce where people from all backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives can thrive, feel welcome and develop to their full potential. Our recruitment processes are designed to be fair and consistent and enable candidates to compete on a level playing field.


Your progression: we offer career progression opportunities and a focus on training and professional development to provide you with the tools and skills to thrive.  We  also offer study support for relevant professional or skills qualifications.


Other activities: we have clubs, sporting events, social, cultural and belief groups across our offices if you’d like to join in and meet like-minded people.





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