Endowment Investment Analyst

Imperial College London


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Job summary

Imperial College London’s Endowment was established in August 2005 to generate income from unfettered assets to support the College’s academic mission; this included gifts made by donors which are restricted for a specific purpose as well as College assets that are formally confirmed as ‘Non-Core’. The Endowment’s flagship unit trust vehicle (known as The Unitised Scheme) was established in its current form in August 2007, with a founding capital of £69.3 million and has grown significantly as via new gifts, assets have been transferred into the scheme and investment returns have been reinvested.

The Endowment Investment Analyst is a key role in a small team and will play a vital part in progressing the active workstreams of the Endowment. The postholder will lead collaboration with internal departments (e.g. Finance) on analysis, management and reporting as well as liaising with external consultants and managers to robustly and regularly review performance against the investment objectives of the Endowment.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be responsible for supporting the non-Financial management of the Endowment to ensure effective and responsible stewardship of the assets. You will take leading role on the implementation of a revised Strategic Asset Allocation including: development of recommendations to meet the allocation, selection and review of outsourced managers, analysis of opportunities presented by the managers and reporting against the investment objective.

You will also lead the team’s work on Responsible Investment and collaborating with other Departments to implement the College’s Socially Responsible Investment Policy and Sustainability Strategy where applicable.

Full details of the role can be found in the Job Description.

Essential requirements

We are looking for you to demonstrate evidence of:

  • Education, CPD and training relevant to Endowment Management and Endowment Strategy – or similar professional experience
  • Proven experience contributing at a strategic level in an organisation including demonstrable experience synthesising large amounts of information into recommendations
  • Prior experience navigating a complex governance framework and evolving strategic context
  • Proven experience collaborating extensively across a range of specialist departments and external advisers
  • Excellent reasoning skills (numeric, verbal, abstract) and a willingness to develop domain expertise
  • Proven ability to manage a diverse and challenging workload with a high degree of independence

Further information

This is a full time and open ended role, and you will be based in our South Kensington and White City campuses.

Candidates must complete their application online via our Jobs website.

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and has been named University of the Year 2022 in the Good University Guide. Imperial’s mission is supported by a cast of thousands of dedicated staff, whose work is vitally important to the success of the College.

As a member of Imperial College staff you will receive a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, and generous pension scheme. There are also a great range of optional benefits including health, wellbeing and family options plus cycle to work, local discounts, employee pricing and much more.

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact: Katrina McClellan – [email protected]

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023.  Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite.  The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

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