Graduate Analyst – Advisory and Implementations (Lionpoint)

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Founded in 2014, Lionpoint is focused on strategy, technology and operations consulting services to Private Market managers, investors and advisors. Our services include strategic advisory, operations transformation, system selection & implementation, data & analytics, project management and managed services. Lionpoint is part of the Alpha FMC Group, the leading Management Consultancy firm to the Asset & Wealth Management and Insurance Industries.

Our team is made up of professionals who have joined with practical operations and technology backgrounds at global fund / asset managers and fund administrators, technologists who have joined from leading software platforms and specific industry solutions, and management consultants from the top tier advisory firms. Our people have the right balance of strategic and practical knowledge to deliver across targeted functional initiatives to large-scale business transformations. 

We are constantly seeking the highest calibre of candidates who are bright, hard-working, and eager to make a difference in a sociable and fast paced consultancy. Our Analyst Programme at Alpha FMC offers very competitive benefits and an excellent platform to rapidly develop your professional career. The programme will specifically provide you with the opportunity to gain immediate hands-on experience and skills by working directly with various management teams across the world’s largest asset managers. If you’re looking for a career that combines stimulating challenges with a lively work culture, Alpha is the place for you. Please visit our website (http://alphafmc.com/) for more information.

Information about the Alpha FMC Analyst Programme 

New Analysts starting at Lionpoint are provided with a developmental four-week ‘Alpha Analyst Training Programme’ designed to provide you with key consulting skills and allowing you to meet your colleagues. All new Analysts will be provided with a combination of tool-specific training (e.g. Excel charting/PowerPoint design), soft skill training (time management, influence without authority, presentation skills), and training in Consulting activities (preparing a cost model, producing deliverables, managing stakeholders). You will have the opportunity to meet a number of Alpha practice leads who will present client projects and explain the different focus areas of Alpha/Lionpoint. During these four weeks, Analysts will receive training to support you to complete the Investment Management Certification (IMC), which provides a high-level overview of the asset management industry. Alongside this training period we also organise and host multiple social events to warmly welcome you to the Alpha Team. 

Our projects include developing strategic information management plans and roadmaps, conducting operational reviews and audits, designing operational / process improvements, implementing and optimizing operating models, and enabling technology solutions across the front to back office of rhe leading private markets firms across the Private Equity, Private Credit, and Real Assets landscape.

This position is part of a highly specialised global Business Consulting team that is collaborative and supportive towards providing the best client service with consistent high-quality deliverables. The candidate will learn how to identify and investigate problems outlined by the business teams, developing the skills to drive towards an effective solution.

The new Analyst will work closely with Engagement Leads as well as both Client and Vendor teams to document functional business requirements, map out current state and target state business processes, analyse and identify gaps against industry better practices, review, and cleanse client source data, develop and execute system test plans, develop report specifications, and undertake final system testing and end user training.

Candidate profile

We look for candidates who are eager to make an impact and fulfil the below requirements:

  • Predicted or achieved a 2:1 or above from university
  • Have a genuine interest in consulting and the private markets industry 
  • Be highly ambitious, proactive and entrepreneurial with a ‘can do’ attitude 
  • Have strong problem-solving skills with an analytical mindset 
  • Have completed an internship in the professional, legal, IT or financial services sectors 
  • Willingness to be part of a team which enjoys working hard and socialising together 
  • An interest in assisting with one or more areas of business management 

Benefits

We pride ourselves on a highly competitive graduate benefits package, including, but not limited to: 

  • £35k base salary plus Bonus
  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Home Office Allowance
  • Sponsorship towards professional certifications 
  • Unrivalled career support through active and structured mentorship and buddy scheme for new joiners
  • A fantastic social environment 
  • An environment that values diversity, inclusion and social responsibility 
  • Future opportunity to second to one of our global offices 

Application process 

There are 4 stages to the Alpha FMC Analyst recruitment process as follows: 

  • Online application, including CV upload, cognitive tests and video interview
  • Telephone interview
  • Half-day assessment centre
  • Final stage interview

You will know within 7 working days whether you have been successful between interview stages.

Thank you very much for your interest in the Alpha FMC Analyst Programme. Please note that applications are screened on a first come, first served basis and we recommend applying as early as possible. The assessment centres/final stages will be held on a rolling basis until all positions have been filled. We look forward to receiving your application and meeting with you in person.

DEADLINE 22nd March 2024