Investment Analytics Analyst, Senior Associate

State Street UK
London, United Kingdom
Market Related
Aug 24, 2017
Aug 26, 2017
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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Purpose of Role:

State Street IMS is responsible for outsource service provision through leading edge technology and services for its clients. SSC has demonstrated excellent success in recent times with major client wins covering in excess of 10 locations worldwide, including UK, Europe, South Africa and USA, for the outsource arrangements of Fund Accounting and Investment Operations. SSC are increasing its talent to support the planning, development and roll-out of the Enterprise project within the Investment Operations arena and require keen and experienced investment operations business professionals to play a key role in the delivery of a successful solution. 

This is a Performance & Attribution role within the IMS UKMEA Information Services Group. The team works to ensure the delivery of Performance & Attribution Analytics reporting to our growing client base, implementation of client projects

Major Responsibilities:

Role specifics

  • Produce accurate Performance Reports using StatPro systems on a monthly basis for Client Reporting, Institutional Marketing in a timely manner and for internal Heads of Desks reporting.

  • Relationship management and relationship building

  • To prepare, input (via Download or manually) on a monthly basis the production an output containing Performance data to include market values, fund returns and comparative Index returns.

  • Produce Attribution reports to quantify and follow Investment Decision Process

  • Produce Performance data for Retail Marketing (UK Retail and European wholesale) on an ad-hoc basis for fact sheets / key features.

  • Produce Performance returns for Board Papers and Report & Accounts for all Product ranges - eg Institutional Funds, Investment Trusts, Unit Trusts, SICAVs, OEIC's, Exempt Funds.

  • Fundamental involvement to help maintain GIPS Compliance for clients

  • Perform ad-hoc requests

  • Management Information Statistics

  • Experience of all financial instruments such Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Hedging etc

  • Develop positive relationships internally / externally to ensure smooth exchange of Performance data such as Clients / external vendors / Fund Managers / IT Dept.

  • An understanding of Ex-ante Risk metrics. Explain and interpret ex-post Risk statistics

  • Familiarity with interfacing Performance systems with Accounting Systems

  • Training, developing and mentoring other team members

  • Change management 


  • Demonstrate the ‘Risk Excellence' culture in your behaviour

  • Maintain a detailed understanding of :

    • The scope of  the role's managerial responsibilities

    • The competence of the staff reporting to you

  • Ensure that your team has clear understanding of their reporting lines, authority levels, scope of responsibilities (including those delegated to them and those they delegate), objectives, training and competency requirements plus progress is reviewed regularly in line with Company policy, and are regulatory registered where appropriate for their role

  • Develop effective working relationships and communications with staff and ensure that staff are motivated, developed and supported.

  • Establish and monitor systems of control, delegated authority and escalation procedures so that the business complies with internal policies and external regulations and can be managed effectively

  • Adhere to the delegation and oversight (management information and escalation) framework in the performance of daily tasks. This includes taking proactive action to ensure there is adequate production of management information that is fits for purpose, and issues are raised as appropriate

  • Establish and monitor an effective delegation framework to ensure that tasks are performed by staff members with appropriate capacity and authority level (based on knowledge, skills and competence).

  • Establish and monitor an effective oversight framework to ensure that issues are appropriately identified, escalated and resolved. This includes: a) ensuring that appropriate management information is received, considered and challenged as appropriate at  intervals proportionate to the risks; and b) that staff members have clear understanding of the escalation path/principles

  • Establish and nurture a culture of ‘Risk Excellence' within the team, encourage an environment of openness that welcomes effective challenge and supports open discussion.

  • Ensure that you make reasonable decisions by exercising reasonable care when considering information available to you. This includes taking proactive action to ensure that the information you have is suitable and adequate.

  • Establish and nurture a culture of individual ownership of tasks to embed a clear individual sense of accountability into staff members' behaviour in performing their roles.

  • Ensure that the highest level of the Code of Conduct is displayed in your own and staff behaviour 

Individual Contributor

  • Display a culture of individual ownership of tasks to embed a clear individual sense of accountability in performing the role

  • Ensure that the highest level of the Code of Conduct is displayed in your behaviour

  • Provide appropriate management information as required to support business unit decision making

  • Support the ‘Risk Excellence' culture within the business

  • Adhere to  limits of delegation and escalation procedures required by your manager so that you comply with internal policies and external regulations

Level of Education / Specific Qualifications:

  • Degree and/or further degree in a mathematically related subject

Skills and Experience:

  • Good people skills, numerical, problem-solving, analytical

Required Competencies:

  • Highly motivated, team skills, ability to work under pressure

Professional Organisation Membership / Certification:

  • CFA / CIPM / IMC preferred

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