Consultant - Pensions Investment

04 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Service Line InformationThe KPMG Pensions team has been growing significantly, positioning us as one of the largest specialist corporate pensions advisers. This incredible growth is expected to continue over the next year and beyond and we are looking to recruit outstanding individuals with a commercial edge.

There is a wide variety of work available - many of our projects are bespoke and unique and being an expanding business means that the opportunities are there for you to find your niche in the team.
The roles can offer unrivalled fast-track progression within the company through the manager grades including director and partner level. KPMG Pensions will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities where you want to use them and will tangibly recognise your efforts. This will be through competitive remuneration and promotion opportunities, as well as other recognition such as encore awards, celebratory team drinks and away days.

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Job DescriptionAt KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people - their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets - we're making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Team

KPMG Pensions is a leading edge strategic pensions' advisory, actuarial, administration and investment practice. We deliver advice to employers and trustees and their senior people on all aspects of their pension arrangements.

Investment Advisory is part of the wider KPMG Pensions team which employs around 400 people in the UK. We offer full investment consulting services to both trustees and sponsors of pension schemes across both defined benefit and defined contribution markets. Our practice is expanding to provide advice to charities, insurers and high net worth individuals on a range of investment issues. Our Investment Advisory team has grown significantly over the last few years and is a key growth area for KPMG Pensions over the next few years meaning significant investment in new ideas and technology.

The Role

We are looking for an individual with strong investment consulting skills, backed up with a commercial outlook and internal drive. The successful candidate will be based in our Birmingham Office.


The role will include:

- Providing support in the provision of investment advice to our clients
- Undertaking investment manager research
- Undertaking general investment research
- Attending client meetings with other members of the team and contributing to the delivery of advice where appropriate
- Taking responsibility for checking the work of more junior members of the team and drafting reports
- Acting as a point of contact for a range of clients
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams including tax professionals, chartered accountants, corporate financiers and governance consultants to deliver issues led advice to a range of clients.

The Person

Qualifications and Skills

- Professional qualifications ideally FIA/FFA or APMI
- Excellent client management relationship skills
- Proactive and commercial approach
- Strong analytical skills
- The ability to take on a high level of responsibility
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work effectively in a team
- Willingness to manage clients and build strong relationships

Knowledge and Experience

- Previous investment consulting experience
- A proven track record in consulting with clients in a mainstream employee benefits firm
- The ability to work within a multi-disciplinary professional services firm
- Ability to lead and coach less experienced staff and work closely with colleagues in multi-disciplinary client service team.

The success of our business depends upon the quality of our people and the investment we make in their career development. We will provide all the support and the opportunities required for you to realise your full potential. We are committed to excellence in the professional services we provide and believe that we will continue to be successful as long as we keep attracting and retaining talented people who feel motivated and enthusiastic.

KPMG provides an attractive salary and bonus package as well as a range of flexible benefits including holiday purchase and health protection options.

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn't fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That's why we're proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career - KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That's why we introduced 'Our Deal' - it's our way of saying 'thank you' for bringing your best to work. As part of 'Our Deal', you'll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development.

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