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Associate Director – Investment

Willis Towers Watson

This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted October 24, 2021.

As an Investment Consultant, you will be responsible for leading consulting efforts to clients in both an advisory and OCIO capacity on a range of investment services to DB and DC pension plans.

These services include: strategic setting of investment objectives, strategic asset allocation, investment management structures, manager selection, performance measurement and evaluation, investment manager monitoring, custodian selection, transition advice, statements of investment policy and global research services.

You will liaise closely with clients, fund managers and other areas of the firm and take responsibility for client relationships (supported by other consultants and investment analysts as appropriate).

Note that visa employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Role

  • Lead Investment consulting client engagements, ensuring quality of work and timely delivery of advice and services
  • Progress the client’s stated investment mission and objectives proactively
  • Develop leveraged teams that work together effectively
  • Maximize the translation of intellectual capital into clients’ portfolios, and ensure scope and fees are aligned
  • Establish a trusted advisor role with clients and provide consistent, superior relationship management
  • Introduce/partner with other internal lines of business and services to assist in better addressing the client’s need and objectives
  • Manage financial profitability of the client’s investment mandate (e.g., team structure, billing, collection, additional resource utilization)
  • Maintain high level of visibility within team, inspire confidence and demonstrate leadership (e.g., integration, corporate social activities, lead training, facilitate knowledge transfer, succession planning).

The Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree required; relevant professional qualifications such as CFA, FSA, MSc, and MBA are preferred
  • Five or more years of progressive investment experience, ideally gained in a client-service oriented environment (consulting, investment management or portfolio management)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to liaise with internal and external constituencies
  • Experience in a client-service environment; demonstrated ability to understand the needs of a client and translate into action
  • Team player comfortable in a professional services environment with the ability to effectively debate and subsequently influence internally & externally at all levels.

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With 45,000 colleagues serving more than 140 countries and markets, our company vision includes being a destination employer where colleagues work together as one team.

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