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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Salary: $98K - $140K

Aon is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 55,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world’s best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources.  Details below.

Job Description

Aon Investments USA is looking for an Investment StrategistAon is currently seeking an Investment Strategist to join our Global Asset Allocation (GAA) team in Chicago reporting to the global team head based in London.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to develop strategies and investment ideas for clients, as well as delivering client presentations on a variety of economic and investment topics.

The team advises Aon’s global clients in five core areas:

  • Long-term and medium-term economic and market outlooks.
  • Analysis on how investment and macro themes impact will likely asset classes.
  • Opportunities in new asset classes.
  • Quantitative long-term asset return, volatility, and correlation assumptions.
  • Deterministic scenario analysis including on financial shocks, secular macro trends and climate change risks. These are combined with possible asset class return scenarios which are then used to ensure portfolio resilience.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying how the macro and market outlook impacts clients, with a focus on the needs of clients based in the U.S. and Canada. Help develop investment strategies for them, and suggest medium-term analysis to portfolios, which will enhance risk-adjusted returns.
  • Run and communicate model portfolios which encapsulate best ideas.
  • Help create and present engaging presentations, which provide not only creative thought leadership, but also further enhance Aon’s reputation for understanding risk and complexity and helping clients to make better decisions.
  • Consult with the U.S. based manager research teams to identify key investment opportunities and ideas.
  • Support to Senior members of the U.S. and Canadian practices on research and data projects.
  • Provide day-to-day contact with the North American client team and other specialist teams.
  • Author research papers about key investment themes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Math, Economics or Finance).
  • An active interest in macroeconomics, markets, and an understanding of drivers for all the main asset classes.
  • Highly numerate and familiar with financial mathematics.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Highly collegial with the ability to build and maintain colleague and client relationships.
  • A proactive teammate who is motivated towards client results.
  • Positive ‘can do’ demeanor.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with excel VBA, python or R coding skills would be a plus.
  • 3+ years of investment space experience, ideally as close to financial markets as possible.
  • Consistently acts with the highest integrity and professional standards.

How we support our colleagues

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself.  We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work… and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves. Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Aon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, domestic partner status, or other legally protected status.

We welcome applications from all and provide individuals with disabilities with reasonable adjustments to participate in the job application, interview process and to perform essential job functions once onboard. If you would like to learn more about the reasonable accommodations we provide, email ReasonableAccommodations@Aon.com