Associate, Performance & Attribution

Employer
Ares
Location
Culver City, California
Salary
Base Salary + Bonus and Benefits
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Closes
Oct 12, 2019
Ref
190162
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

SUMMARY

This Los Angeles based position is within the Performance & Attribution team of Ares Management LLC.
The Performance & Attribution team fosters a collaborative environment, interacting with different departments within the firm. The associate will be responsible for data validation and generating a plethora of ad-hoc, daily, monthly, and quarterly performance & attribution reports for the portfolio management and investor relations teams within the Tradable Credit and Direct Lending business units. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • Performance Measurement: Calculate security, sector, and total-level performance results for use in internal, client, and shareholder reporting, and performance composites.
  • Performance Evaluation and Analysis: Calculate and interpret single period and multi-period contribution and attribution results, and performance-based risk and appraisal metrics for portfolio management and investor relations teams.
  • Investor Relations Support: Fulfill ad hoc client and marketing requests, and answer DDQ and RFP questions.
  • Data Integrity and Analysis: Ensure that data properly flows from the accounting system to the performance system, troubleshoot issues, and evaluate how to process new transaction types.
  • Compliance: Adhere to procedures designed to ensure compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and SEC regulations.
  • Strategic Projects: Assist with planning and executing strategic projects such as onboarding assets from acquisitions, performance system development, and integrating non-supported business units.
  • Process Optimization: Help develop innovative solutions to increase efficiency and enhance reporting and analytical capabilities of the team.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 

  • Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree in a business-related or quantitative field preferred (e.g. economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, accounting, etc.).
  • Candidate with CFA charter and/or CIPM designation is desirable.
  • Commitment to pursue CIPM designation is required for candidates without CFA charter or CIPM designation.


Experience Required: 
1 - 3 years of performance-related experience is required. Portfolio accounting-related experience is a plus.

General Requirements: 

  • Understand performance concepts, including contribution, attribution, multi-period contribution and attribution smoothing techniques, performance-based risk and appraisal metrics, basic portfolio accounting, and application of the GIPS standards.
  • Strong fixed-income product knowledge, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, derivatives, and other fixed income instruments.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Ownership of work with a high focus on service.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Process oriented with the ability to identify inefficiencies and suggest workable solutions to streamline tasks.
  • Multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines with limited direction.
  • Strong attention to detail with high level of accuracy and process ownership.
  • Excellent MS Excel skills that include the ability to create and manipulate pivot tables and write complex formulas.
  • Experience using Eagle PACE, Advent Geneva, and Bloomberg is desirable.
  • Basic understanding of Python, SQL, Tableau, and database structuring a plus.


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Vice President, Performance & Attribution