Investment Consultant

Recruiter
Hays IFS
Location
Brighton
Salary
£95889/annum Excellent Benefits
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An Investment Consultant job at TPR in Brighton for £96K

The Pensions Regulator, which is situated in Brighton, East Sussex, have appointed Hays Specialist Recruitment to conduct short-list pre-interview consultations for suitable candidates, as they seek to recruit up to two investment consultants to provide specialist advice and expertise as part of the investment team. These are important roles offering substantial intellectual and professional stimulation. They involve regular exposure to some of the most complex investment issues in the UK.

The Pensions Regulator is the UK regulator of work-based pension schemes. Our principal aim is to prevent problems from developing. We use our powers flexibly, reasonably and appropriately, with the aim of putting things right and keeping schemes on the right track for the long term.
Responsibilities

You will:
- advise colleagues on DB schemes' investment strategies, in the context of the their sponsor covenant and funding strategy.
- provide specialist investment input to our regulatory policy and publications e.g. DB and DC Codes of Practice, regulatory guidance, and the Trustee Toolkit.
- contribute to the regulation of DC pension schemes, e.g. in the areas of quality standards, value for money and charge capping.
- contribute to the supervision of DC master trusts
- help raise the profile of the regulator amongst the UK pension scheme investment community.

Essential criteria

- Knowledge of DB investment strategy including:
- The principal asset classes and their risk / return characteristics
- An understanding of how actuaries value pension scheme liabilities
- The principal liability hedging techniques and their implementation
- Setting investment strategy having regard to sponsor covenant and scheme funding strategy
- Using deterministic and stochastic models of scheme assets and liabilities, including stress tests and scenario analysis
- Knowledge of investment in DC pensions including:
- Default fund investment strategies
- Performance measurement
- Charging structures
- Transaction costs
- Ability to work well with non-investment colleagues, e.g. case managers, actuaries, covenant advisers, lawyers and policy experts
- Broad familiarity with the legislative and regulatory environment for UK workplace pension investment

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