Alternatives Data Analyst

6 days left

RVK, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
Depends on Experience
Dec 29, 2021
Jan 28, 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Company Description




RVK is an independently owned, national firm with headquarters in Portland, OR and regional offices in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. We provide unbiased investment consulting services to nearly 200 institutional clients, including corporations, public retirement systems, Taft-Hartley funds, non-profit organizations, non-pension operating funds, high-net-worth individuals and families, and other special purpose funds. The heart of RVK is our team-centered approach to client service, provided by our experienced team of investment consulting professionals. RVK is one of the ten largest investment consulting firms in the world, as reported by Pensions & Investments, and is the only firm to be named a Greenwich Quality Leader among large U.S. investment consultants for a third consecutive year.*




Job Summary




The Alternatives Data Analyst is responsible for providing support to the Hedge Fund Manager Research Team.




Duties and Responsibilities


Participate in the manager research process, including the initial discovery of new managers, as well as the regular review and monitoring of existing managers Build and maintain databases as well as quantitative tools to aid in the research process with respect to identifying hedge fund managers for potential client investment Aggregate monthly performance and market exposure data across a broad universe of hedge fund managers and strategy types Manage the regular collection of relevant manager materials, including pitch books, quarterly letters, and fact sheets, to ensure manager data is consistently tracked Work with the Hedge Fund Team to process client deliverables related to the investment manager selection process Support the Hedge Fund Team with the preparation of quarterly investment performance and exposure reports Participate in hedge fund manager due diligence meetings and draft comprehensive notes for consistent product tracking Work with the hedge fund team to develop ways to enhance RVK’s existing process Qualifications Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university Zero (0) to Two (2) years of experience in the financial services industry Strong analytical mindset, including familiarity with regression analysis, probability theory, and other statistical concepts Persistent intellectual curiosity and demonstrated ability to solve complex problems independently Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to succeed in a deadline driven environment with exceptional attention to detail Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite; specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint An interest in financial markets and an eagerness to build expertise in investment management  




Preferred Qualifications


One (1) to Four (4) years of experience in the financial services industry Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited university Prior experience analyzing historical track records of asset management firms using modern portfolio statistics (alpha, beta, tracking error, etc.) and familiarity with attribution analysis Strong foundation of knowledge in financial markets, including a basic understanding of stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, swaps, and other derivative instruments Familiarity with hedge fund strategies and their potential roles in institutional portfolios Progress toward the CAIA or CFA designation  


Additional Information


RVK offers a competitive benefits package to full-time regular employees including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) retirement plan, pretax medical flexible-spending, dependent care, transportation with subsidy after one year of service, tuition reimbursement to enhance career development, and a generous paid-time-off program. Come join a company that rewards hard work and appreciates its employees!


To learn more about our company, please visit us at If you enjoy working collaboratively with others and consider yourself to be a creative thinker, then contact us today! For immediate consideration, please apply through our company website by clicking on Career Opportunities on the home page.


You will need to submit a cover letter explaining how your skills and abilities meet the qualifications and a copy of your résumé. We request that you submit your materials in a PDF format.


We receive a significant volume of applicants and cannot respond to each applicant individually. We review all applications and will contact only those candidates whose skills, experience, and qualifications meet our requirements for the position. Please do not contact us regarding the status of your application. No phone calls, faxes, or temporary staffing agencies, please.


All applications must be through the company website. No direct solicitations will be accepted. RVK supports workforce diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer. As an EEO employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


*Between July and October 2019, Greenwich Associates conducted interviews with 1,100 individuals at 896 of the largest tax-exempt funds in the United States, including corporate and union funds, public funds, endowments and foundations with either pension or investment pool assets greater than $150 million. Study participants were asked to provide quantitative and qualitative evaluations of their asset managers and investment consultants, including qualitative assessments of those firms soliciting their business and detailed information on important market trends. RVK is one of three firms recognized in the large investment consultant category. The ratings may not be representative of any one client’s experience with RVK; rather they are representative of those clients submitted and that chose to participate in the survey. The results are not indicative of RVK’s future performance. To read the Greenwich article, please click here.