Investment Advisor

Brown Shipley, London, GBR, EC2R 7HE
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Purpose of the Job

The role holder will work as part of the GPS UK Investment Advisory function, reporting to the Head of Investment Advisory, UK. This role is a 1st of defence role.

Key Accountabilities

• Client partner: the Investment Advisors will be ‘Investment Specialist’ at the kitchen table for our wealthy clients and their families, delivering the full Discretionary and Advisory offering, partnering with the client adviser, and being innovative and tenacious in meeting client needs
• Lead for investment proposals & portfolio reviews for “bespoke” clients in discretionary & advisory
• Lead for delivering recommendation & executing client requests for “bespoke” advisory portfolios
• Provides the direction to discretionary portfolio managers on client needs & instructions for bespoke discretionary solutions. (PMs then manage the discretionary portfolios in line with CIO/IM value chain)
• CIO / GPS partner: the voice of our CIO investment views and product recommendations to clients & RMs in their region
• Provide an active feedback loop to colleagues in CIO GPS on offering development, CIO investment views, and product recommendations
• Create conviction with clients & RMs on CIO / GPS investment views & products
• Ensure that all members of the local IA team and RMs are ‘enabled’ to provide best ideas to meet client needs
• Communications: raise the bar in quality of local delivery in all respects (investment proposals, portfolio reviews, holistic wealth reviews, etc)
• Client solutions partner: ensure we drive a holistic approach to client relationships
• Support our Client Advisers (investment management, wealth planning and lending) in driving growth.
• Change partner: be an agent of change for strategic transformation
• Drive book transition according to Group objectives
• Support the transition to a functional value chain for investments

Conduct Risk – this is a 1st line of defence role.  The role holder will ensure all relevant investment advisory activities affecting clients are carried out in accordance with FCA rules, ensuring that clients are treated fairly by knowing the customer and giving suitable advice, providing an appropriate level of service, communicating clearly and fairly and ensuring complaints are reported

Knowledge and Experience

Good experience* in investment markets and in the provision of investment advice to HNW & UHNW private clients, both domestic UK and International (* > 5 yrs)

Attributes and Qualities

Analytical/Numerate
Client centric

Technical Skills

Formal professional investment qualification
Educated to graduate level

This is a ‘Certified’ role that is subject to the FCA’s ‘individual conduct rules’ requirements and the firm’s ‘Training & Competence Framework’ guidance.

Languages Skills

Fluent in English

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