Asset manager based in the city have a requirement for a Senior Performance Analyst.

The primary focus of the role is to provide a hands on approach to Performance and engage with colleagues across the business to provide specialist guidance and support in relation to performance, reporting, analysis and quantification. Practical knowledge of performance and attribution methodologies, advanced Microsoft Excel skills, and coverage of both fixed income and equity products are essential for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of the performance function to ensure the on-going quality and accuracy of reporting performance measurement
  • Take initiative with special projects and successfully lead, execute, and complete high-profile projects
  • Ensure that all the reporting is produced within mandated and regulatory time frames
  • Prepare, interpret and investigate anomalies in attribution/contribution reports used in the analyses of performance. Understand various attribution models
  • Work with the data solutions team to ensure the accuracy and integrity of static and time series data across relevant portfolios, benchmarks, or other performance data
  • Work towards being a local GIPS SME. Maintain composites and lead in the day-to-day GIPS efforts; compile data and documentation for firm-wide verification efforts
  • Assist in the automation of the production of performance and risk information
  • Manage the ad-hoc client queries related to reporting and performance
  • Preparation of client reports on a monthly basis
  • Preparation of fund performance, characteristics reports and risk data
  • Introduce other value-adding functions that the performance team can provide for the business

Key skills, attributes and characteristics:

  • Have strong attention to detail, be numerate and logical in their approach to problem solving
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility and to be able to multi-task and support the team
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Possess a high aptitude of analytical and mathematical skills which are required for calculating, reviewing, understanding and disseminating data
  • Must show superior customer service by generating and responding to client requests in a timely and accurate manner, as well have the interpersonal skills to interactive with both internal and external clients
  • Able to communicate effectively both written and orally
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are a prerequisite. Adept with writing macros using VBA to manipulate large datasets is desirable and some SQL knowledge will be considered favourable
  • Must show the ability to meet deadlines, establish priorities and concentrate on detailed information sometimes under stressful conditions
  • The ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical even when working remotely

Experience and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in Mathematics, Finance, Accounting or a related field
  • Experience with the use of Factset and/or Bloomberg
  • Strong understanding of GIPS. Exhibit a comprehensive knowledge in performance and keep up-to-date with regulatory and industry guidelines
  • Previous related experience in the asset management industry and demonstrating a thorough understanding of both retail and institutional products across various asset classes
  • Widespread knowledge of investment products
  • CFA qualification is desirable