IC Sr. Consultant II - Hedge Fund Research
Aon Hewitt - Chicago, IL

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Sr. Hedge Fund Consultants in the Global Investment Management group are responsible for leading the execution and delivery of Hedge Fund consulting materials and advice to institutional clients, specifically pension funds, plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations. They also participate in marketing activities intended to develop new consulting relationships and the evaluation of investment management capabilities.


Demonstrate ownership and initiative of client work

Design, coordinate, prepare and deliver Hedge Fund consulting assignments to clients

Manage complex client work and projects without supervision. This includes making presentations to and dealing directly with clients without the assistance/presence of a more senior team member

Create and deliver hedge fund education and market update presentations

Write quarterly sector commentary and white papers on current investment topics

Contribute to the success of the team's investment manager research

Assist in the specification, evaluation, selection, and on-going improvement of the firm's hedge fund manager research analysis

Professionally and respectively represent the firm to the hedge fund investment universe by establishing, coordinating and maintaining investment manager relationships within a defined universe of managers/products

Author client and consultant communications regarding hedge fund investment manager developments

Provide team leadership and mentoring

Apply good judgment and appropriate follow-through with investment managers, trustees and clients

Efficiently manage internal resources to allow for effective handling of multiple projects for multiple clients/consultants simultaneously

Coach/mentor junior professionals and maintain constructive relationships with others in the firm

Support the firm's activities in general. Provide proactive and creative support to firm leadership and clients

Represent the firm in building new client relationships and winning new firm real estate business

Participate in and contribute to the success of hedge fund's marketing activities

Participate in the preparation and delivery of RFP responses and new business presentations


Expert knowledge of the hedge fund asset class, including finance and investment theory/practice and the ability to apply this knowledge to client work

Self-directed, team player who can work well with a variety of individuals

Minimum of ten years experience evaluating hedge fund markets, investment managers and/or securities

A solid foundation of hedge fund finance and investment theory and practice, including performance measurement and attribution analysis

Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills

Excellent planning, organization and time management skills

A Masters or CFA preferred

Experience with pension funds, plan sponsors, endowments, and foundations desired

Ability to work independently on a variety of projects, receive instructions from a number of people and meet multiple project deadlines

A proactive "research oriented" approach to the asset class desired

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