Equity Manager Research Associate Partner

Job Description

Equity Manager Research


We’re hiring!


Aon are currently recruiting a Equity Manager Research to join our team in London.


About Aon


Headquartered in London, Aon Plc is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


Aon is an equal opportunities employer.  Aon's recruitment and selection policy ensures the best possible skill mix of colleagues and the highest quality candidates are appointed using objective job-related criteria.




The UK pensions landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Economic challenges, legislative change, an ageing population and asset volatility pose a wide variety of risks and challenges to pension schemes. Trustees and scheme sponsors are faced with a range of decisions on difficult topics from managing risk to improving member engagement, setting an investment strategy to managing DC plans.

Aon Retirement Solutions’ market-leading capabilities and award-winning expertise make us the perfect partner to help clients through their pension challenges. We can provide integrated and comprehensive solutions across actuarial, plan administration, investment and insurance disciplines, enabling us to serve our clients' unique needs every step of the way.


About the Role


Your impact as a Equity Manager Research:

  • Sourcing new high conviction equity manager ideas for Aon’s clients.
  • Having accountability for Aon’s view on a number of equity strategies and communicating internally, and if required to external clients, the team’s views on a range of equity strategies.
  • Creating and maintaining standard reports and being able to present confidently to consultants and clients on any issues relating to those managers.
  • Providing internal challenge on investment research.
  • Preparing bespoke reports to help clients find a solution to achieve their investment objectives including, but not limited to manager selection and manager structure.
  • Leading manager research meetings, analysing the findings and formulating manager ratings for specific products.
  • Work closely with other members of the Aon manager research team (in the UK, North America, India and Europe), both within equity strategies and other asset classes where required.
  • Contributing to equity portfolio construction recommendations.
  • Work with other areas of the Global Investment Center such as the Asset Allocation team on projects of mutual interest.
  • Promote Aon Hewitt’s product offering and professional reputation externally as well as contribution to thought leadership.
  • Understand and reflect in practice the Firm’s vision, approach to client care, the development of individuals and all values and cultural aspects of the Firm.
  • Day-to-day leadership of the UK-based equity research team, including development of goals and career planning.
  • Coordination with business leaders on ensuring the needs of our clients are met and adequate solutions are developed.
  • Liaise with other leaders across the Global Investment Center.
  • Represent equity manager research in client and marketing meetings.
  • Understand and reflect in practice the Firm’s vision, approach to client care, the development of individuals and all values and cultural aspects of the Firm.
  • Responsibility for working in accordance with the Aon UK Limited Risk Management Framework, and compliance with the Aon UK Limited policies, including participation in the management of risks (including completion of mandatory training) that may adversely affect the business, interests or reputation of any Group Company.

About you


Your knowledge and expertise:

  • A thorough understanding of the institutional investment industry and investment processes, ideally through direct experience in fund management or manager research role (with a focus on equity).
  • A comprehensive understanding of investment risk metrics and their application in portfolio management.
  • Good knowledge of the key players (both individuals and firms) in the fund management community.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Direct experience of security / fund selection or portfolio construction.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Attention to detail and high personal standards in the production of internal and external material.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain working relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • Leadership qualities and the willingness to develop junior members of the team.
  • Ability to represent beliefs and research collateral with internal and external parties.
  • The ability to anticipate potential problems and be proactive and creative in identifying solutions.
  • Acting with the highest integrity and professional standards.

Salary and Benefits


This role offers a competitive salary and bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package and 25 days holiday. Through our flexible benefits, you will also have the opportunity to choose additional benefits, including healthcare and additional holiday.  We also offer tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organisation.


Our Colleague Experience


Every day, our colleagues make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another. Together, we share this one purpose: to empower economic and human possibility around the world. This unifying goal is at the heart of our identity, and it lives in everything we do. To learn more about our colleague experience, visit Aon Colleague Experience.


We’re happy to talk flexible working. If you need to flex your working pattern, Aon offers flexible and agile working policies and we’re happy to discuss options with you upon application.