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Investment Analyst (Data)

Analyst - Responsible Investment
Preston or London

About LPPI

One of the key priorities at LPPI is ensuring that our people work every day in an empowered, supportive, diverse and inclusive culture. Practically, this means recognising and valuing the uniqueness of every individual in terms of background, experience, beliefs and circumstances. This starts with the recruitment process, where we partner with agencies who share our common goal and advertise on a variety of job boards to access the broadest spectrum of candidates. And once successful applicants are on board, we trust our people to work in the way that works best for them which typically involves a mix of office and home working plus an engagement model to ensure frequent two-way feedback.

We are very proud of our culture at LPPI and the benefits it brings to both our people and the business. But don’t just take our word for it! Recently we invited our entire workforce to describe in three words what is great about us and they said – our people, flexibility and collaboration.

If you would like to join a company that is inclusive and forward thinking, please read on.

Analyst - Responsible investment (Data)

Reports to: Head of Responsible Investment (RI)

Local Pensions Partnership Investments (LPPI) manages investments for public sector pension schemes through pooled funds which invest across 7 asset classes. LPPI was formed in 2016 and has quickly grown to £19 billion in assets under management with offices in Lancashire and London.

We are seeking a highly motivated and organised individual with excellent data management skills and an interest in Responsible Investment to join a tight-knit, fast-paced RI Team whose role and responsibilities are integral to LPPI’s investment management approach.

The role is based in Preston, but with consideration for strong applicants whose circumstances require the role to be based in London.

Purpose of role

- To maintain and improve the scope, integrity, and accuracy of the core and modelled data available for RI and stewardship purposes by LPPI
- To source and support the translation of core data into accurate, decision-useful information for a range of identified purposes (supporting risk monitoring, portfolio monitoring, stewardship prioritisation and reporting)
- To contribute to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data as required
- To own, maintain, update and evolve a specific set of existing data models overseen by the RI Team
- To create (scope, design, construct, test and populate) new data models as required, with the aim of improving the RI and stewardship processes they are designed to support

The role requires a commitment to realising and delivering the benefits of efficient and creative data collection, manipulation and visualisation. The postholder should be ambitious to produce timely and decision-useful analysis and capable of recognising, explaining and finding solutions to overcome challenges including weaknesses, gaps, and imperfect data.

Key Responsibilities

To work effectively with the RI Team, asset class teams and wider colleagues within LPPI, and with external partners including data providers and delegate portfolio managers to improve access to accurate, timely, and comparable data for key processes.

The role requires oversight and ownership of problems relating to the accessibility, quality, and integrity of data available from different sources and providers.

The Analyst will become familiar with multiple platforms and data sources and will be encouraged to realise the full potential from these on LPPI’s behalf. They will be responsible for extracting, analysing, and maintaining data for a range of identified purposes, uses and end users and will be a data owner, handler, and custodian.

The Analyst will be a core member of the RI Team and first port of call for new data modelling exercises.

They will provide practical and technical support to RI Team colleagues and will contribute advice, knowledge, problem solving, and hands-on delivery where needed.

They will take responsibility for the assembly of agreed data for LPPI’s quarterly reporting processes.

Person Specification

Applicants should be committed to LPPI’s values and able to demonstrate the following essential skills:

- Graduate with solid experience in a similar role or an equivalent that demands the core skills and aptitudes required
- Experience and ability in manipulating data in Excel
- Proficiency in MS office suite
- Aptitude for learning, becoming proficient, utilising, and supporting others in the use of new software and data systems
- Interested in working within the investment industry with an understanding of RI and how it features. Knowledge and experience of investment or the investment industry is a plus, but not a requirement
- Capabilities to perform research and analysis, and present clear, accurate, timely, actionable summaries of their findings to a range of users and audiences
- Interest and ability to work effectively with a range of people and disciplines, developing trust in relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, including portfolio managers
- Ability to work well collaboratively within a team, with a willingness to be adaptable and flexible.
- Ability to demonstrate and use own initiative to manage competing priorities and deliver to deadlines and against consistently high standards for quality
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to research and listen, receive and adapt ideas, process information, and share thoughts and recommendations in a clear, concise and engaging manner

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as an Analyst, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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