Location: London

Programme: 6-month returnship, part of the Diversity Project: Cross Company Returner Programme

Start date: 4 May 2021

Legal & General (L&G) is delighted to partner with Women Returners and participate in the Diversity Project Cross Company Returner Programme.

About the programme

L&G is offering placements of 6 months starting in May 2021 with the strong likelihood of permanent employment at the end of the programme. Alongside the Career Returners Coaching Programme from Women Returners, you will be allocated with an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. As part of the returner programme, you will also benefit from a mixed company returner cohort.

About L&G

As one of the world’s largest Asset Managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, L&G is diverse by its very nature. And it is a company that wants to use its diversity and influence to make society better in the long term – for everyone. To do this, L&G needs to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. That means they are committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone can all perform at their best, no matter who they are, what they do or where they do it. So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, L&G would love to hear from you.

Opportunities available – Investment Manager and Investment Analyst

Investment Manager

Legal & General Retirement Institutional (LGRI) is the UK’s longest-serving active bulk annuity provider. In the last 30 years they have written more UK business than any other insurer and currently look after over half a million pension policyholders. They are a market-leading and multi-award winning business.

They work with companies and pension scheme trustees  to help them honour their Defined Benefit pension promises to their employees. They do this through bulk annuity insurance transactions or pension ‘buy-ins’ or ‘buyouts’, which enable pension trustees to secure their scheme members’ benefits with them. By doing this they:

  • help companies to settle their pension liabilities and focus on growing their businesses
  • help to support individuals’ financial security in retirement
  • invest for the long term to back their pension promises

They have an opportunity as Investment Manager within their Investment Business Development team that would be perfect for someone looking to return to work following a career absence. You will have the opportunity to lead the proposal and execution of new asset classes and actively contribute to strategic investment projects and analysis.

You will get to work with cross-functional teams across the business to analyse and propose investment and risk framework, building the requisite internal governance.

They are looking for candidates with the following knowledge and experience:

  • Quantitive and financial modelling skills
  • Understanding of Insurance company balance sheets including both capital and profit reporting regimes
  • Understanding of Solvency II regulatory framework
  • Understanding of fixed income valuation concepts and models
  • Capital markets knowledge and understanding of all major asset classes

Investment Analyst

Legal & General Investment Management manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, their clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of their clients, they focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining their reputation as experts across all asset classes.

Due to internal progression and the growth of the Index team, they are looking to hire an Investment Analyst to provide support and implement the development on various in-house fund management tools, that assist their Fund Managers and Senior Fund Managers in the management of funds.

A varied role offering exposure to many internal teams within LGIM, individuals will need to have:

  • proven experience of building internal relationships
  • knowledge of the programming language Python
  • knowledge of automating processes and working proactively to problem solve issues for their clients. 

Commitment to equal opportunities

L&G is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

To Apply

Please apply for the Investment Manager role click here.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter for the Investment Analyst role by emailing Catherine.Kilpatrick@lgim.com

The closing date for applications for both roles is 31 January 2021 (extended).

If you have any questions feel free to email the LGIM Resourcing Team.

If you have any questions regarding the overall programme, contact hazel@womenreturners.com