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DC Investment Consultant

Date: May 20, 2019

Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID142394BR
Job TitleDC Investment Consultant
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LinePensions
Service Line InformationThe KPMG Pensions Team are always questioning conventional thinking, helping our clients’ businesses thrive by ensuring their pension schemes are as effective as possible. We have a breadth of roles across our dynamic sectors, each one offering the opportunity to get involved in exciting work and deliver bespoke solutions. You’ll be given the training and development you need to decipher complex concepts and the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities in your chosen sector.

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Job DescriptionThe Role

Our North DC team (Leeds/Manchester) sits within KPMG’s broader Pensions practice and has grown significantly over the last couple of years and is a key growth area for the business over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen the team with the addition of another DC pension/investment consultant with a real appetite to develop a career in Pensions and passion for delivering client services in this area.


The responsibilities of this role are wide ranging and varied. The attributes and experience we are seeking will mean that the successful applicant should be able to do the following:

- Offer support to DC team in delivering projects within the required timescales
- Deal with queries from providers and clients over the telephone and email in a timely manner applying judgement as to when issues need to be escalated
- Develop relationships both within the internal market and deliver projects in the required timescales
- Demonstrate ability to understand and develop market knowledge around trends, developments and product innovation taking place in the market
- Produce draft member communication materials working in conjunction with senior colleagues, clients, providers and other third parties
- Pro-active updating of the internal risk and compliance systems and files
- Support pension provider reviews, analyse tender responses and draft high quality summaries and reports, to include - PowerPoint presentations where appropriate
- Draft quarterly investment performance monitoring reports
- Involvement in DC investment manager research of fund manager products and provider default strategies
- Drafting of DC investment reports on fund selection, default reviews and other DC investment client reports.

The Person

Qualifications and Skills:

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements:

- It is essential the successful applicant be a quick learner and have a pro-active approach to work and client relationships.
- Highly driven and focused
- Work cooperatively and can build positive, constructive business relationships.
- Be self -motivated and organises own workload to ensure effective delivery of engagements/project
- Take accountability for delivering high quality, accurate work
- Organised and self-motivated with a desire to work with colleagues from different parts of KPMG.
- Self-confident person with an understanding of the need to present, debate and listen to both clients and colleagues
- Candidates will need to have a strong desire to start working towards relevant pensions qualifications

Experience and Background:

- Be able to demonstrate an ability to create an impact with clients and colleagues
- Excellent communication and analytical skills
- Be able to demonstrate an ability to learn new skills, organise own work, manage a number of on-going tasks successfully

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