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Type of Role: InvestmentsRisk

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary: £103K - £173K

Railpen is responsible for the safekeeping and investment of around £34 billion in assets and the administration of several pension schemes, including the Railways Pension Scheme, one of the UK’s largest and longest established pension funds. Our heritage of looking after the pension needs of the rail industry and its employees gives us our name and our unique outlook on how we serve our members. Railpen takes a holistic view, focusing on how we serve members today and how we can positively impact the communities and the world they will retire into. Details below.

The role

The successful candidate will report directly into the Head of Private Market Risk and Valuations, and work collaboratively with the existing Investment Risk Manager and the broader IROSO function. The Private Markets Risk Team is responsible for providing independent risk advice on all aspects of Private Markets, Real Assets and other illiquid investments and strategies to Investment Committees (“ICs”), the Investment Risk Committee (“IRC”) and other committees where required.

The core responsibilities of this role will include reviewing, analysing and drafting risk opinions for Private Market and Real Asset transactions, attending ICs (non-voting member) to present and discuss risk opinions and monitoring existing Private Market and Real Asset investments.


The person

The ideal candidate will be able to identify key investment risks in proposed transactions and collaborate   with   other   functions   to   assess/suggest   appropriate   mitigations   to   ensure investments meet our client’s requirements.  Candidates will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey information in a clear and concise way to ensure their work is impactful for key stakeholders.


You will be passionate about investments, take accountability for the work you produce, and be comfortable providing insights on and challenging investment recommendations. You will be required to show conviction in, and strong justification for, your opinions to provide the appropriate level of challenge and oversight on both new and existing investments. You will be adaptable and willing to take on new challenges outside your core area of responsibility where the opportunity would be beneficial for you and in achieving Railpen’s core objective.


Being a team player and collaborative in your approach is key as you will work regularly with Investment  Teams  and  other  functions  when  reviewing  proposed  transactions,  monitoring (and  reporting  on)  existing  investments  and  on  broader  projects  across  the  Fiduciary  and Investment Management business.


What we can offer you

Rewarding you

  • A competitive salary (depending on experience)
  • 28 day annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Generous annual bonus plan
  • We provide membership of the Railways Pension Scheme, a Defined Benefit arrangement under which you get a pension for life and a lump sum when you retire, based on your length of service and pay
  •  4x Life Assurance cover
  • Colleague referral scheme


Heath & Wellbeing

  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Heath cash plan
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Flu vaccination



  • We support hybrid and flexible working along with very generous family leave including 12 months full pay maternity leave and 6 months full pay paternity leave
  • Buy and sell holidays
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Flexible half days leave
  • Electric vehicle leasing
  • Cycle to work scheme