Performance Analyst

Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, USA
Paid -Unspecified
May 23, 2019
May 25, 2019
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
It's not what we do...It's who we are.

At The Principal, every role supports a greater purpose - to give real people an edge in planning and protecting their financial lives. And after more than 130 years of service, we've never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.

Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees'.

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you enjoy delivering on key operational goals while keeping the big picture in mind? Are you motivated to challenge the current process and solve complex problems? Principal Global Investors is looking for individuals just like you.

Our team is hiring experienced, energetic individuals who will play a key role in supporting global growth of an asset manager, reducing risk, gaining efficiencies and strengthening relationships with across all business partners.

Our teams in Investment Operations play a key role in supporting PGI's boutiques through delivering a scalable operating model with a strong focus on managing the control environment and reducing risk. Our global team is responsible for middle office functions all of which focus on providing timely and accurate data to investment teams & clients globally. Individuals may also become involved in projects related to continuing to improve our organization and move toward our desired state.

•Perform calculations, analysis, research, and report preparation to support performance measurement and portfolio management processes and tools.
•Monitor performance data workflow, processes, and systems. Identify ways to maintain accuracy, reduce risk and improve efficiency
•Identify, research, and resolve investment performance and performance attribution data anomalies, system issues and/or client inquires
•Support global investment initiatives through participation in projects, development and implementation of new initiatives, process reviews and/or system enhancements.


Who are we looking for?
•Intellectual Curiosity: Desire to recognize patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutions
•Problem Solving: Accurately identify and assess problems and effectively arrive at solutions
•Constructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and thoughts, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to the same
•Team Player: Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with the team and across business units
•Empowerment: A team member who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and can work independently as well as collaborate with multiple teams
•Lifelong Learning: Drive to work in a fast pace environment embracing continuous learning opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and competencies

Required Skills:
•Bachelor's degree in business field including finance, accounting, MIS or engineering field such as economics, statistics, mathematics, business analytics or computer science required.
•Prefer candidates who are actively pursuing or have MBA, CFA, CIPM
•Prior investment performance, analytics, asset management, statistics, or other relevant industry experience required.
•Demonstrate understanding of investment asset types such as Fixed Income instruments, Derivative Instruments and Equities
•Experience with industry tools such as FactSet, Bloomberg, Aladdin, Sylvan, Eagle, and/or similar performance/investment related tools
•Preferred Understanding of tools such as Power BI, Tableau, SQL, R, and other programming languages.

Job Level:

Willing to consider applicants at multiple job levels.

Additional Information:

What's next? Innovation at its finest.

We'll review your application and if you're selected for an interview, you'll receive an invite for a pre-recorded interview experience. Haven't done that before, don't worry. We've got all the tips and tricks available to help you be successful. With a pre-recorded interview, you can add your own flair and personality - at your pace.

Be sure to check your email frequently. We'll communicate our decisions through the email address used on your online profile. If you receive an email from our Principal Talent Acquisition Team, you've been selected to begin your pre-recorded interview experience and have a set time to submit.

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Work Authorization/Sponsorship

At this time, we're not able to consider candidates who would need sponsorship now or in the future or those needing work authorization for this role. (This includes students on F1-OPT, F1-CPT, J-1, etc.) However, we'd hope you continue to keep us in mind for other potential opportunities in the future.

Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Investment Code of Ethics

For positions with Principal Global Investors, you will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers a number of obligations related to personal and business conduct as well as personal trading activities for you and members of your household. These same requirements may also apply to other positions across the organization.