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Lead Specialist - Investments

Employer
Marsh McLennan
Location
Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lead Specialist Research, Investment Strategy & Research

Job Overview

A key member of the Investment Strategy & Research team responsible for macroeconomic and asset class research and supporting design and implementation of investment ideas as appropriate, which incorporate Mercers best thinking. This will be a rewarding role as part of a dynamic and expanding team.

Responsibilities

Demonstrate subject matter expertise in handling the research vertical. Staying abreast with recent developments in world economic and political developments and its consequent impact on the Investment market.
Maintain an efficient process for delivering research adhering to accuracy and timeliness
Forecast asset returns based on economic scenarios for short, medium and long terms
Study economic policies, global economic cycles and various other emerging patterns and correlate the impact to asset class
Develop tools and methodologies including key indicators to perform fund research on both quantitative as well as qualitative parameters
Create/update models for asset returns; implement ideas from research papers and backtest to verify/reject hypotheses.
Monitor portfolio performance and markets trends
Benchmark research outputs against best in class research houses and define a clear path for improvements.
Consider market and regulatory changes and its implication in Investment and related EB businesses thereby suggesting products and process improvements
Contribute towards delivering growth in the business through supporting pitches
Channelize the subject matter expertise of individual team members into meaningful ideas and product development
Undertake and drive adhoc/need-based research projects
Develop reports for internal, external client presentations and senior management
Contribute in terms of new investment ideas, actively sharing views and opinions during regular team meetings

Business Requirements

Multi asset class exposure and strong understanding and foundations in asset classes, asset allocation processes
Ability to decipher key trends in global macro and investment themes
Understanding of global macro (fixed income/ rates) and factors affecting a portfolio
5+ years of experience in traditional investment roles
Excellent analytical and investment skills
Self-motivated with ability to work independently as well as lead the process to achieve targets in timely order
Self-Development: Able to identify personal knowledge and skill gaps
4-5 years experience in global markets with multi asset class exposure
Prior experience in asset management or investment research with strong understanding of investment strategies
BE/B Tech from a top tier college and/or masters in finance / MBA
Evidence of expertise in statistical tools
Have a keen eye for detail and intellectually ambitious with high standards of output
Strong work ethic along with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proactive and outcome orientated with the ability to work well as part of a team and develop positive working relationships across the organisation

Business/Unit Summary

Mercer's Investments business is a leading global provider of investment consulting and fiduciary management services. We offer customised advice and support at every stage of the investment decision, risk management and investment monitoring process.

Background on Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in investment consulting and fiduciary management and provides investment related services to a wide range of clients including pension funds, insurers and private banks. The firm also has a significant global presence in human resource consulting and related services. Globally, across all business segments, Mercer has more than 20,000 employees based in more than 40 countries.

Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With over 50,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit (link removed)..

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