Do you aspire to join a world leader and build a strong and successful consulting career? Have you got what it takes to deliver solutions that have a real impact on the future of major organisations and individuals every day? Are you ready to be challenged?
Mercer is the place for you. As one of the world’s largest providers of talent, health, retirement and investment services, from day one your role will contribute to the success of our clients as we provide them with expert advice on everything from pension schemes and investments to salaries, rewards and benefits.
The Mercer Research group consists of four boutiques – equities, bonds, real estate and alternatives. Mercer uses a boutique structure to provide focus and depth to our research and advice on fund management. Mercer’s manager research boutiques are responsible for research and advice in all aspects of asset class investment.
As an intern, you will work across each of the boutiques and providing support to the wider team who will be responsible for the research and rating a wide range of strategies across equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes. The team works closely with external asset managers, Mercer’s fiduciary team and client consulting teams both in the UK and globally.
Key duties within the Manager Research team will include;
- Full involvement in the research process, including preparing for manager meetings (desk based research and creating agendas), attendance at meetings and post meeting discussion and writing notes
- Assistance with universe monitoring
- Working with lead researchers to ensure that strategies have the right priority and are included in the appropriate universe
- Helping to ensure that the value add numbers capture the highest rated strategies
- Screening Mercer’s Global Investments Manager Database (GIMD) to ensure track records are accurate / appropriate
- Specific project work
- Minimum of 300 UCAS points, minimum 2:1 honours degree expected or obtained ideally in a numerical or semi- numerical degree (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
- An interest in financial markets and pensions
- Self-motivated, eagerness to learn and to keep up to date with the respective industry trends and market conditions
- Ability to work as part of a team and within a collaborative environment
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Relationship building skills and understanding of customer service principles
- Work well under pressure and strong time management skills
- Exceptional attention to detail ensuring quality and delivery in line with deadlines
- Strong numerical, analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to maintain a good work-life balance
In return, joining Mercer you will access to a number of benefits;
- Exceptional training and development opportunities
- Challenging yet friendly and diverse work environment
- Competitive salary
- Exposure to a wide range of clients ensuring a varied work load
- Highly competitive benefits package including