Management Consultant – Wealth & Asset Management

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Role: Management Consultant – Wealth & Asset Management

Location: London

Salary : £50,000 - £63,000

Career Level: Consultant

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

In the UK, Accenture works with leading firms in the wealth and asset management sectors. Fast-changing regulation, changing direct and institutional investor expectations, and technology innovation are trends that are having a significant impact on the business and operation models of these firms. Accenture’s unique position, at the intersection of business and technology, means that more and more investment and wealth managers are turning to us for help with their most important business and technology investments.

As a Wealth & Asset Management Consultant, you will:

There will never be a typical day at Accenture, but that’s why people love it here. Here are just a few typical responsibilities:

  • Deliver successful consulting engagements (sometimes multiple at once) addressing our clients’ business challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:
    • Operating Model transformation
    • Emerging Products and Services (e.g. ESG offerings)
    • Analytics and big data
    • Core systems transformation
    • Risk & Regulatory compliance
    • Cost efficiency
    • Enterprise agility
  • Solve complex, ambiguous business, change and technology problems, bringing structure and rigorous analysis and planning, acting, and taking decisions with little management oversight
  • Drive a rigorous and structured approach to solving business problems
  • Build, develop and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite by remaining highly attuned to client needs and styles
  • Drive, enable and support business development and sales, partnering with our leaders, clients, and consultants across our practices to take the best of our firm to our clients
  • Drive business development activities including opportunity identification/qualification, proposal development/presentation, and commercial contract negotiation
  • Support the leadership to run Accenture’s business (including cost management, contract management) with discipline, rigor, and integrity
  • Take accountability for developing offerings within the UK Wealth and Asset Management Practice. Play a key role in driving the growth agenda for clients — identifying emerging trends in customers and the market and driving sales as a result
  • Lead the creation of well-articulated thought leadership assets that present innovative and action-oriented information, insight, knowledge, guidance, and recommendations on a specific market-relevant strategy topic and drive improved market presence in external forums
  • Develop and manage within high performing multidisciplinary Consulting teams, leading by example, actively mentoring others and contributing to performance management and recruitment activities
  • Prioritise diversity & inclusion across teams and champion change that brings added value to the business.

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Wealth and/or Asset management consulting experience at a recognized consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting/business development role (e.g., Group Strategy, Group Corporate Development) at a large wealth or asset management organisation
  • An excellent understanding of the asset management and/or asset servicing industry, across a range of client segments, offerings, and businesses
  • Knowledge and a personal viewpoint on key trends in AM, including front to back operating model, emerging products, and services
  • Knowledge and a personal viewpoint on key trends in WM, including risk & regulation, investor needs, investor lifecycle, and products and services
  • Excellent consulting and problem-solving skills. Familiarity with recognized consulting frameworks and techniques; experience of research, quantitative analysis, structured problem solving and executive communication techniques
  • Proven track record of building and sustaining lasting relationships with C-Suite Executives of leading organizations in the sector; engaging C-suite stakeholders and encouraging bold decision making
  • Operating model design and implementation experience.
  • An appreciation of how technology can contribute to solving clients’ complex business problems; comfort operating at the intersection of business and technology
  • Familiarity with at least some of the core technology platforms in use in the industry (e.g. Aladdin, Charles River, SimCorp, Avaloq, Investcloud, IRESS)
  • Intellectual capacity and ability to think in new, innovative ways to understand complex issues and develop creative solutions
  • Ability to comfortably multi-task and engage on different projects and activities concurrently in challenging and often ambiguous circumstances
  • Ability to be at ease with ambiguity and identify opportunities through innovative thinking
  • Proven presentation skills, personal impact, and charisma to lead large-scale, senior meetings, presentations and workshops supported by first class written and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions in a simple, logical, and impactful manner
Set yourself apart:
  • Proven success in co-creating in a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verball) and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and dynamic thinker and great problem-solving skills
  • Strong Project management skills

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2021

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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