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Performance Analyst

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Job Title: Performance Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Adam Small
Contact Email: asmall@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

The Company

The firm is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. 

They support individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

The firm consists of a team of independent and innovative thinkers who work tirelessly to help clients achieve their goals - and do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures their people love the place they work.

The company currently has over US$331bn1 of assets under managemen, and has a diverse geographic footprint, employing close to 2500 staff in 28 offices globally. 

 

The Role

The Performance team is responsible for the calculation and analysis of all funds under management and the distribution of this data within the business.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the production of monthly NAV based performance and ex post risk stats for the firm's retail products including OEICs, SICAVS, Investment Trusts, Unitised Life and Pension funds, and Enhanced Index Funds.

  • Production of monthly TWRR performance and attribution reports for Investment Trusts.

  • Peer group analysis using a variety of sources including Morningstar Direct.

  • Production of daily transaction based attribution for Henderson OEIC and Horizon range using Factset at a variety of levels.

  • Ongoing adherence to regulatory changes and maintenance of firms GIPS compliance.

  • Production and distribution of monthly market data reports using Datastream and Factset.

  • Maintenance of composites on StatPro and provision of composite reports to the business.  

  • Assist in the enhancement of retail reporting and performance projects as required.

  • Liaison with internal clients to include Fund Managers, Client Services, Marketing, Sales and Product.

  • Respond to wide ranging RFP requests and ad hoc queries.

 

Additional Responsibilities

Assumes additional duties as assigned.

 

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a numerical subject or similar.

  • Prior experience of working as a Performance Analyst.

  • Experience of using performance measurement and attribution software preferably StatPro, FactSet, Morningstar Direct, Datastream, Bloomberg.

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively at all levels within the business and with external parties (eg: Software).

  • Excellent Excel skills including VBA. 

 

Key Competencies

  • Analytical with problem solving/investigating ability.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively across all business areas.

  • Proactive.

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

  • Good organisational, planning and prioritisation skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.

 

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training

 

Compliance Requirements

At a minimum, the role requires the individual to: 

  • Place the interest of Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.

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