Portfolio Analyst

Location
Norwalk, Connecticut
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

The Company

Albourne is an industry leading investment consultant with offices around the globe. Our firm of 450+ employees provide advisory services to investors, including institutional investors, financial intermediaries and family offices, on over $550 billion of alternative investments across the liquidity spectrum. We specialize in Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Assets, Real Estate and Dynamic Beta.

Albourne empowers its clients by providing Portfolio Advice, Research (Investment, Operational and Quantitative due diligence), Analytics (data and tools) and Implementation (middle and back office) services. We are committed to non-discretionary advice, fixed fee pricing and independence. 

Albourne strives to be a sustainable company with three main goals: 1) Aspiring to be a multi-generational firm with broad internal ownership and a Partnership structure; 2) Treating our employees and clients fairly; and 3) Advocating for positive change for its benefit and for the alternative investment industry – best practices have always been a defining part of who we are.

The Role

  • To develop and deliver investment advice to assigned Albourne clients.

Responsibilities

  • Consult with Albourne’s clients taking the central role on the advisory service delivered to them. 
  • Assist clients with formulating investment policy and guidelines, making recommendations to them related to individual funds, strategy or general portfolio characteristics based on these guidelines, analysis contained within Albourne’s research platform and the house view
  • Actively monitor client portfolios with reference to performance, risk, exposures, rating and sub-ratings, understanding the portfolio’s objectives within the context of the total asset allocation
  • Maintaining client relationships and ensuring client loyalty and retention through excellent client service as well as meeting all client needs appropriate to their business.
  • Complete Annual Reviews with clients.
  • Utilize the full range of Albourne resources, including the Albourne Report, Risk Reports etc. across clients as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with alternative assets market performance, trends and notable events across Hedge Funds, Private Markets and Dynamic Beta through active engagement with IDD and ODD Analysts as well as with alternative funds, media and specialist publications.
  • Refer client questions and interest in asset classes/strategies outside their current silo to the appropriate analyst or Function Head
  • Thoroughly review Albourne published research on alternative assets on a timely basis. Be prepared and able to comment on any component of Albourne’s services and advice.
  • Participate in regular conference calls and meetings with clients and/or Albourne analysts. Act as Albourne representative at client board or investment committee meetings and other formal or information consultation.  Work with other assigned client service group to produce documents relevant to these meetings. 
  • Where necessary, meet with alternative asset managers and provide written summary in form of core.reports and strategy summaries. Assist in the preparation of Albourne Strategy Timing reports (Quarterly Strategy Forecasts, and 5-year Forecasts).
  • Undertake bespoke fund, strategy and portfolio level research where appropriate to satisfy client requests. Prepare portfolio, strategy and fund level presentations for clients - ensuring data accuracy and complete coverage. Review and publish Albourne research as directed.
  • Maintain good relationship with clients and a strong understanding of assigned clients’ objectives and goals related to their investments in alternative assets.
  • Identify cross-selling opportunities based on clients’ interests.
  • Prepare, run and review client portfolio risk models – ensuring data accuracy and complete coverage. Assist in the preparation of Albourne portfolio construction reports (Model Portfolios, Rational Portfolios and optimization analysis).
  • Assist with overseeing client portfolios performance, risk/return profiles. Provide ongoing assistance (quantitative and qualitative modelling) and analyze and explain movements in client portfolios.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, concise reports and recommendations to clients, in line with client and management deadlines. 
  • Follow company’s “best practices” in respect of portfolio construction.
  • Ensure client deliverables are prepared, reviewed and sent to clients on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Work closely with other analysts and client account managers to facilitate knowledge transfer in the company.
  • Maintain HFDB with accurate and timely information, including meeting notes, recommendations, presentations and other board material. Ensure that client material is stored in commonly accessible areas as directed.
  • Where required, provide assistance in business development activities, including participation in Board finalist interviews as part of an RFP process.
  • Support with business strategic initiatives as required.
  • Report potential conflicts to compliance and work with compliance to ensure that conflict disclosures appear on written research reports.
  • Other ad hoc activities, as directed by Head of Portfolio Group and other Partner Portfolio Analysts

What We’re Looking For

  • University graduate
  • Relevant prior work experience, with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Possession of or advanced progression towards relevant professional qualifications (CFA, CAIA, CPA)
  • Proactive self-starter, proficient time management and multi-tasking
  • Professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Systems literacy (excel, ppt, word, Outlook)
  • Travel (frequent)

Benefits and Perks

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Package
  • Fully paid Medical and Dental PPO
  • Fully paid Basic Life and AD&D
  • 401k & FSA
  • Everyday Wellness, onsite weekly yoga and fitness
  • 30 days paid time off each year including Vacation and Holidays

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Norwalk, CT

Work authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States

Albourne America LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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