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Would you like to work within an in house pension team with the opportunity to bring in new ideas? We currently have a vacancy for an Investment Analyst – External Funds at our site in Burwood House, London.

As an Investment Analyst – External Funds, you will be supporting the manager of external funds in the maintenance and selection of managers appointed by the pension scheme’s trustees to manage investment portfolios on their behalf.

This role will provide you with broad experience and the opportunity to gain exposure within an in house pension’s team.

Your main responsibilities as an Investment Analyst – External Funds will involve:

Portfolio analysis and oversight of external manager investment portfolios

Monitoring holdings, risk and performance to assess each manager’s adherence to their investment beliefs and process

Developing and maintaining a framework for external manager oversight

Assisting the team lead in manager meetings, pre meeting research and post meeting follow ups

Monitoring relevant industry, regulatory and legal developments

Supporting the team lead on operational issues arising from external managers

Conducting Due diligence on legal agreements and fund documentation, with support from external counsel

Report writing and presentations to pension fund trustees

Supporting lead on manager searches, manager takeons and transitions

Researching markets and asset classes

Supporting in the maintenance and management of key operating system interfaces (including custodian, Bloomberg, peergoup databases)

Your skills and qualifications as an Investment Analyst – External Funds:

Degree qualified, ideally working towards a CFA qualification

Demonstrable experience as an analyst within trade or investments

Proven interest/background in Investments
Fund management background would be considered

Strong Excel skill set

Project Management/Accounting experience would be desirable

What we’re looking for in you:

You will be highly organised with strong attention to detail. You should be forward thinking, with the confidence to challenge and influence stakeholders.

Location: Burwood House, London

Salary: £40 000 + Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Head Office

BAE Systems Head Office is in Central London, with a number of support functions and functional specialists based in Farnborough, Hampshire. Head Office is home to a wide range of vital departments, from Strategy and Legal, to HR and Procurement. It is an exciting environment, where people at all levels in the business exchange ideas and develop new projects.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

Join us and you’ll be at the heart of BAE Systems corporate management. The sheer technical, commercial and cultural diversity of our worldwide business will give you enough challenge and variety to last a career. Throughout it all, we’re committed to help you pursue your own ambitions and fulfil your interests within the business.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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