Data Specialist - Alternative Investments

Employer
Bloomberg
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 26, 2022
Closes
Feb 09, 2022
Ref
13467606
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
You're the first of your friends to know about a major financial event. You build relationships quickly and effortlessly and have a real desire for a career in a client-facing role. You're professional and personable, intelligent, and analytical. You're a solution-provider; with a passion for digging deep to truly understand challenges and their causes.

Our Global Data Alternative Fund team is looking for a highly motivated and driven individual to join our Data Procurement team (London) and work to expand Bloomberg's Hedge Fund and Investor Mandates products. The role involves direct client outreach with asset owners and asset managers to understand the alternative funds market - where institutional investors are currently searching to invest, what type of funds are outperforming their peers, and more. The successful candidate will be effective at researching the market and developing relationships with key decision makers through strong interpersonal skills, as well as collaborate with Bloomberg's Sales, News, and Marketing teams to deliver content to the market.

Demonstrated product knowledge or strong interest in the alternative investment industry, as well as a strong passion for pursuing a career at Bloomberg is essential.

What you'll do:
  • Connect with institutional investors to source new investment mandates, maintain existing relationships with asset managers, and plan organized outreach campaigns to expand the userbase of the mandates platform.
  • Speak with hedge funds in the industry to verify and onboard data to Bloomberg's Hedge Fund Database and drive Terminal adoption.
  • Work with Bloomberg Sales and News teams to showcase new content and analyses derived from Bloomberg's Alternative Fund product suite to current and potential clients.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to technical partners to drive product vision and innovate across Bloomberg's alternative investments offering.
  • Maintain clean and structured data on the Bloomberg terminal to ensure our clients have access to the best product possible.

What you'll need:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 - 4 years of professional experience in an account management or sales role in financial services.
  • Demonstrated interest in financial market, alternative investments, and the aspiration to work in the financial services industry.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Effective research and analysis skills with attention to detail
  • Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving ability; aptitude to learn and adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to build and maintain client relationships, including cold calling campaigns
  • A broad understanding of both hedge fund and private markets fund strategies

We'd love to see:
  • Master's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, MBA, or related field preferred/CFA or CAIA designation
  • Interest to complete the CAIA qualification or similar in future if not already obtained
  • Interest in information technology, data analysis and data modelling, and statistical analysis or computer programming (for example, knowledge of SQL, Python, Regex, JSON)
  • Previous work experience with the Bloomberg Terminal

Does this sound like you?

Apply if you think we're a good match. We'll get in touch to let you know what the next steps are. In the meantime, feel free to have a look at this: https://www.bloomberg.com/careers/global-data/
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Bloomberg is a disability inclusive employer. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made for the recruitment process.
If you would prefer to discuss this confidentially, please email access2@bloomberg.net. Alternatively, you can get support from our disability partner EmployAbility, please contact +44 7852 764 684 or info@employ-ability.org.uk.

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