Senior Research Analyst - Hybrid focus

Salary: Negotiable

Location: Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

We currently have a unique opportunity for a Senior Analyst to operate across our Real Asset and Credit research teams. The main focus is on researching and forming views on investment strategies (funds, mandates or co-investments). This will involve interviewing some of the most highly respected investment managers around the world. The candidate will be helping to form robust opinions on investment managers and their underlying investments leading to recommendations for our clients.

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 territories. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas - the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Unlock your potential at Willis Towers Watson.

The Business

At Willis Towers Watson Investment, we advise large institutional investors, including corporate pension plans, insurers, endowments and others on their long-term investment strategies. As a leading investment consultant, we help organizations improve their ability to achieve their investment mission by managing investment complexity, establishing risk tolerance and improving governance. The Investment business employs over 800 associates worldwide, has more than 1,000 pension funds and institutional investors as clients, and has over $2.2 trillion of assets under advisory as well as c$75 billion of assets under management in its global Delegated Investment Services (DIS) offering.

The Global Manager Research Team assists in driving our clients' decision making in the selection, monitoring and de-selection of investment managers and is a critical element of our Investment Line of Business. We have one of the largest global manager research teams in the industry with over 130 researchers located across the major investment regions of the world and following one global, integrated research process. Our analysis is built on a foundation of in-depth research starting with a thorough understanding of the investment philosophy and process applied by the asset manager. Our objective in researching managers is to identify teams capable of executing a sustainable and effective process which exploits a competitive advantage for the benefit of our mutual clients.

The Role

We currently have a unique opportunity for a Senior Analyst to operate across our Real Asset and Credit research teams. The main focus is on researching and forming views on investment strategies (funds, mandates or co-investments). This will involve interviewing some of the most highly respected investment managers around the world. The candidate will be helping to form robust opinions on investment managers and their underlying investments leading to recommendations for our clients. As an important member of our research team, the candidate will be expected to develop our intellectual know-how, become a subject matter expert and also remain heavily engaged in financial market developments. The candidate will develop a close working relationship with our internal investment manager research, asset class research and portfolio management teams to help identify, assess and implement investment opportunities.

Role objectives

  • Source and analyse investment opportunities across credit and real assets via funds, separate accounts or co-investments

  • Critically assess fund managers' investment teams, ownership, investment processes and risk management. Understand expected returns and risk drivers.

  • Extract and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to help decision making

  • Produce investment recommendations and participate in investment committee discussions

  • Organise and prioritise your workload




The Requirements


  • 2+ years of credit and/or real asset experience through consulting, fund management or research
  • Self starter who can balance a varied workload

  • Strong financial understanding

  • Ability to assess problems from a quantitative and qualitative perspective

  • Enquiring and analytical mind

  • Graduate, not necessarily in a mathematical or business discipline

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We support flexible working and this role will be considered on a flexible basis.