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When you join USS, the size and scale of our pension scheme means you will have numerous opportunities to learn and develop your career. Given our size you'll have real autonomy and influence as you collaborate closely with a wide-ranging team of experts.

About the role

In your role as Investment Analyst you will make a meaningful and valued contribution from the outset. This role will provide a great opportunity to join the Dynamic Asset Allocation (DAA) team, which is part of the Investment Strategy & Advice (ISA) department of USS Investment Management (USSIM) Limited:

  • USSIM is the wholly owned investment manager and advisor of USS, the pension trustee company
  • The ISA department is a central team, responsible for the construction and implementation of the investment strategy and providing investment advice to stakeholders across the DB and DC sections of the scheme
  • The Dynamic Asset Allocation team is responsible for managing a dynamic overlay programme to tilt the asset allocation of the Scheme in function of the prevailing market environment

This early career role involves the support of discretionary multi-asset investment process, contribution to portfolio maintenance, performance attribution and risk analysis.

The individual is expected to lead the management of DAA team’s internal infrastructure and maintaining close relationship with internal stakeholders.

What you will be doing

As a trusted part of the ISA – Investment Strategy & Advice you will be responsible for:

  • Provide ongoing support within the portfolio management team
  • Run, update, and improve various monitoring dashboard of quantitative and qualitative economic, financial, or monetary databases
  • Maintain and update portfolio management data and team documentation
  • Manage the team internal infrastructure requirements and ensure compliance with internal audit requirements
  • Produce daily reporting requirements
  • Adhere to “best in class” processes including risk modelling management
  • Contribute towards well researched investment themes and ideas, assembling data and analysis

About you

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they don't tick every box, if you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, then please apply, regardless of whether you meet all the requirements outlined in this profile.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree
  • Proficiency in Excel or Basic programming skills (e.g., Python) would be essential
  • Some previous use of Bloomberg would be advantageous
  • Graphical presentation skills
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Highly committed team player
  • Strong compliance culture and high personal ethical standards
  • General interest in macro-economic developments, and financial markets

Why join us?

At USS, every individual contributes to building a secure financial future for our members and their families. We strive to create a work environment where everyone can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

We're also committed to helping you build your career by providing opportunities for development. We put a focus on recognising and supporting each individual's unique career path, driving this forward with the support of an engaged and proactive management team. Here at USS, we want you to thrive in and out of work with a friendly team, flexible culture and excellent range of benefits!

How we will reward you

  • Great starting salary
  • Generous annual leave package
  • Access to a high quality pension scheme provided through Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Supportive people policies (including enhanced occupational sickness pay and family friendly pay)
  • Financial contributions towards your personal development to help you maintain your physical and mental wellbeing
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing services i.e., private healthcare, discounted gym membership
  • Learning and development opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and talent
  • Employee Volunteer Day’s to support the communities where you work and live
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

Our culture and values

Our people are what makes us different. We work together to create a diverse and inclusive culture that embraces individuality, where people are welcomed and feel comfortable in the knowledge that they can be themselves. Our purpose firmly states the importance of members, putting them ‘front and centre’ of what we do. This is embedded through our values:

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was established in 1974 as the principal pension scheme for universities and higher education institutions in the UK. We work with around 330 employers to help build a secure financial future for more than 528,000 members and their families. We are one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total assets of around £75.5bn (at 31 March 2023).