Overview The Investment Performance Analyst (the Analyst) will monitor the calculation of account and composite returns and assist with the reconciliation and resolution of performance discrepancies.
The Analyst’s primary focus will be to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the performance data. The Analyst will monitor and resolve account-level return issues, including the review of transactions and their impact of performance returns.
The Analyst will serve as contact for performance inquiries from clients, consultants and custodians. The Analyst troubleshoots problems, identifies trends and seeks opportunities for process improvements and enhanced reporting.
Key Accountabilities and Main Responsibilities
Ensure accurate reflection of transactions on performance and research and resolve issues on a timely basis
Perform ongoing validation checks to ensure quality and accuracy of return calculations
Work with other LFS teams to resolve data discrepancies in a timely manner
Troubleshoot outliers and correct rate of return discrepancies as needed
Create controls around operational policies and procedures for consistency of processing
Validate index / asset pricing and the resulting returns
Address ad-hoc performance inquiries from internal and external parties
Assist on special projects
Remain current on performance-related topics and trends
Assist on the GIPS verification, as needed
Experience & Personal Attributes
Prior Factset software experience required : must understand data elements in Geneva that drive investment performance (e.
g. transaction, security, performance storage)
Experience with performance measurement systems an asset
Working knowledge of investment performance concepts required
Working knowledge of GIPS concepts strongly preferred
Experience working with security data across financial markets, including equities and fixed income
Fund accounting background an asset
Advanced problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures to identify areas for improvement, implement best practices and improved efficiency
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to multi-task; self-motivated and team-oriented professional
Must be systems-oriented, enjoy learning new investment strategies and be a self-motivated learner
Strong communication skills and proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
Four-year Undergraduate Degree from accredited college or university or equivalent experience
A Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Business or Finance or Banking related discipline from a reputed College / University.
CFA and / or CIPM preferred
Minimum three to five years of performance measurement and reporting experience for an investment management firm.