Meraki Talent's client is currently seeking a talented Investment professional to join their Investment Services business. Our client is at the forefront of shaping the future of Financial Services in the UK. They are one of the world's largest providers of pensions and investments and have been strategically shaping and growing their business in recent times. This role plays a key role as Investment Lead within the Investment Governance function. The successful applicant will be owning and driving decisions around asset allocation changes, making decision on external fund manager decisions and owning the end-to-end decision making process by undertaking in-depth analysis to monitor funds risk/return performance. Key responsibilities within the role: Technical analysis of funds including performance analysis, peer group analysis, investments risk and net costsUndertake attribution analysis to define key performance driversDefine actions to drive fund performance improvementsMake recommendation to the Fund Governance Group and act as a senior person at these meetingsInvestment Governance projects – deep-dive reviews on certain aspects of the fundsAct as Secretary for the Fund Governance Group – ensuring meetings are as beneficial as possible and actions taken and acted onAssess external suppliers of investment data and analytics For this multi-faceted role, my client is seeking someone with first class analytical skills and strong funds knowledge. In addition to being a strong analyst the ideal applicant will be able to influence across a business with a view to driving through change. The business has considerable positive change happening currently and this role is an exciting time to be joining in a very visible role. My client is seeking applications from individuals with investment and fund analysis experience, excellent MS Excel skills, an understanding of the investment landscape including asset allocation, investment process, investment styles and the fund management players. This experience could have been gained in an investment performance, investment actuarial/consultant, fund selection and monitoring or wealth management environment.