Investment Consulting Associate at Marsh McLennan (St. Louis, MO)

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If you like the idea of helping clients achieve financial security and advising fiduciaries of pension funds, defined contribution plans, endowments and other institutional asset pools on how to make the best possible risk-adjusted return decisions, then an investment consulting career at Mercer might be a great fit for you.

We're an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment, and we're looking to attract and retain the best people.

Mercer's Wealth practice is looking for the following two positions based out of the Chicago or St. Louis office:

Investment Consulting Analyst

What can you expect?
  • An opportunity that is a direct path to become a client facing lead investment consultant
  • This position will be responsible for supporting the ongoing provision of investment advice to a wide range of institutional clients (e.g., defined benefit, defined contribution, other qualified and non-qualified investment plans, etc.
  • Analyzing different investment markets, managers' investment styles and portfolio characteristics and evaluating their impacts on investment performance
  • Interfacing with clients on a regular basis - notifying them of critical issues in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assisting in the management of all aspects of consulting relationships for assigned clients including:
    • Proposing and scheduling meetings
    • Managing multiple projects and keeping the team informed of the status of any such projects
    • Overseeing information that is disseminated to clients

What's in it for you?
  • A company with a strong brand, with experience developing solutions for today's and tomorrow's toughest challenges
  • A culture of internal mobility, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration
  • We are excited to offer the following benefits to all of our colleagues: Health and welfare benefits, Tuition assistance, 401K and other retirement savings programs, Employee assistance programs - physical, mental and financial

We will count on you:
  • Examine and monitor developments at investment management firms and communicate to clients as appropriate
  • Act as project manager - ensuring that high quality client deliverables are delivered on deadline, delegating work to analysts, providing guidance and ensuring peer review
  • Produce accurate and detailed client reports through analysis of client-specific investment data including ongoing investment performance and manager monitoring
  • Communicate with investment managers and custodians to gather and/or clarify client-specific data for reporting or any other client related matters
  • Play a key role in investment manager searches, investment structure reviews, mutual fund selection, asset allocation studies, new business presentations and other investment-related activities
  • Attend and participate in quarterly or ad-hoc client meetings
  • Analyze and edit investment policy statements
  • Conduct strategic portfolio structure and asset allocation analysis

What you need to have:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/institution
  • 2+ years of investment-related experience
  • Strong analytical, project management and communication skills
  • Eagerness to learn and keep up to date with the investment industry and market conditions
  • Good technical skills; proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

What makes you stand out:
  • Experience/strong desire to work with a variety of institutional clients and plan types
  • Desire to obtain CFA
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to conferences and/or client meetings

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 81,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $19 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

Marsh McLennan and its Affiliates are EOEMinority/Female/Disability/Vet/SexualOrientation/Gender Identity employers.
More Information on Marsh McLennan
Marsh McLennan operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in New York, NY. Marsh McLennan was founded in 1871. It has 78000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 78 open jobs at Marsh McLennan, click here.
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