Investment Analyst

Irish Life Group
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Investment Analyst

Date:  06-Jul-2022

Location:  Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Investment Managers

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), the investment management company within Irish Life Assurance, part of Great-West Lifeco (GWL) Group, manages assets of over €80bn. ILIM provides investment products and solutions to both institutional and retail clients, offering a full range of active and indexed fund management products.


Job Purpose


We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic Investment Analyst to work within the Alternative Strategies team.  The role is hybrid based with some days in the Dublin 1 office and some days remotely from within the Republic of Ireland.

Alternative Strategies is a critical part of the ILIM Fund Management Team and is responsible for managing and developing a suite of alternative, diversifying assets, including allocations to hedge funds, liquid alternatives, private assets and derivatives-based strategies. 

The team is responsible for the management of third-party capital, internally managed option-based strategies, structuring investment solutions for our clients, continued research and development and sees a high level of interaction and collaboration with investment professionals, both external and in other parts of the firm.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic multi-disciplined team and contribute to the management of Ireland’s largest multi-asset funds. It may suit someone who is passionate about investments and looking for an entry level role to start or advance their career after Graduating.

Key Accountabilities


Reporting to the leader of the Alternative Strategies Team, the role will involve:


  • Supporting the third-party manager selection and ongoing due-diligence process. 
  • Supporting the management of active strategies which use options and derivatives to improve return outcomes.
  • Research and development into hedge funds, liquid alternatives, private assets, options and derivatives.
  • Communicating information to internal and external stakeholders
  • Working collaboratively with the team’s stakeholders including investment committees, other teams in fund management, sales teams and senior leadership. 

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills


The ideal candidate will have:

  • An undergraduate (and possibly a post Grad) in a Finance / numerical  related discipline at a 2:1 or above.  
  • A passion for markets and alternative investments. You should be able to talk confidently about the investment area and understand what is happening in the markets and ESG area and show overall good commercial awareness.
  • The ability to communicate complex material in a clear and coherent fashion to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong MS Office skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Coding experience in language like Matlab would be an advantage.
  • The ability to quantitatively and qualitatively assess problems and find solutions in the absence of perfect information.
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment.
  • A respect for deadlines and the ability to set realistic timescales for tasks and projects at hand.
  • Previous work experience in Financial Services would be an advantage. 
  • Qualifications such as APA, QFA or CFA would be an advantage.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Drive for Improved Customer Satisfaction
  • Communication and Influencing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Planning and Organising
  • Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
  • Commercial Awareness


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.

Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.

If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.  

Irish Life Investment Managers supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

Investment Analyst