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31 May 2014

Do you have strong communication and analytical skills?  Do you have what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations? Do you aspire to be a leading consultant in the investment marketplace?
Then it’s time to join Mercer as a Graduate Investment Analyst
We are one of the world’s largest providers of talent, health, retirement and investment services. As part of our investment team, you will help advise a variety of institutional clients, mainly pension schemes, on how to invest large sums of money across a range of traditional and alternative asset classes. This will involve working alongside more experienced analysts and consultants to support retirement plans with everything from investment strategy and the manager structure through to ongoing portfolio management and monitoring.
Mercer offers a rewarding career environment in every sense. We offer private medical cover, a pension scheme, 25 days holiday (with the option to buy or sell up to five days), income protection and a range of other benefits. But even more importantly, we provide you with exceptional training and development opportunities.
Our graduate roles begin in September 2014 with an 18-month Graduate Development Programme, starting with a residential course. You will quickly acquire the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career while simultaneously studying for the Investment Management Certificate. At that point, you have the choice of going on to study for either the Actuarial or the CFA exams. What’s more, our comprehensive study package will give you the resources and time to succeed at every stage of your development.
Key duties will include:

  • Assisting with the determination of appropriate investment strategies and manager structures for clients, drafting reports, presentations and letters as appropriate.
  • Assisting with manager selection exercises and the subsequent implementation of any changes to the investment manager arrangements
  • Assisting in the production and checking of monitoring reports
  • Dealing with routine queries received from clients, investment managers, third parties, etc.
  • Liaising with investment managers to obtain data, and subsequently analysing data received
  • Assisting on research projects
  • Using in house tools and databases for analysis
  • Liaising/working with other specialist teams within Investments and across other Mercer Business Segments
  • Assisting more experienced analysts and consultants in preparation for client meetings and supporting management of actions


  • A minimum of 300 UCAS points, A level maths at grade B or above with a minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained in a numerical or semi- numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
  • An interest in financial markets and conditions is essential
  • Self motivated, with an eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the investment industry, market conditions etc.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team, with strong communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks
  • Takes ownership for work, always ensuring standards and deadlines are met and keeping others informed and up-to-date
  • Ability to maintain a good work-life balance

Closing date – 31st December. However, please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are equal opportunity employers
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  • Job Type: Graduate Job
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Leeds & Edinburgh
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