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Investment Analytics Associate Chicago, IL ref

Skills: Quantitative, Analytical, Risk Analysis, Capital Markets, Investment management, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Options, Swaps, Excel, VBA, SQL, Bloomberg, FactSet

Experience level: Mid-senior Experience required: 5 Years Education level: Bachelorís degree Job function: Accounting/Auditing Industry: Financial Services Compensation: View salary Total position: 1 Relocation assistance: No Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders
Job Description:

The Investment Analytics team is responsible for providing market-leading analytics for the firmís suite of investment solutions.
This mandate encompasses areas such as performance, attribution, risk analytics and benchmark construction for the benefit of our clients and internal portfolio management teams, in addition to building tools to support analysis.
The team partners with Client Solutions, Portfolio Management, Marketing, Operations, Data Management, and IT to deliver on our goals.
Our focus on scalability, quality and sophistication of analytics is essential to supporting objective of providing a superior client experience.
This role will be responsible for the delivery of performance and portfolio analytics that serves our internal and external clients across LGIMAís credit, index, LDI and multi-asset investment strategies.
This role will also involve working with 3rd party analytics platforms and enhancing the processes in place around these systems.
As the individual grows into the role, more emphasis will be placed on building processes and tools to enhance scalability, allowing for increased contribution in a project-based and proactive analysis capacity.

Own the production process for performance, attribution, and portfolio analytics reporting.
Fulfill portfolio analytics and data requests from internal teams, including Client Solutions, Marketing and Portfolio Management.
Develop understanding of investment strategies, identifying anomalies in attribution and drivers of performance.
Analyze and interpret portfolio risk characteristics and attribution factors to communicate the investment process and execution.
Develop subject matter expertise in client strategies and operational aspects of the firm in order to lead related projects.
Partner with Operations, IT and Data Management to enhance analytics system accuracy, capabilities, and scalability.
Over time, identify opportunities to enhance scalability through automated processes.
Create custom portfolio analytics views in partnership with Client Solutions, Portfolio Managers and Marketing for client meetings and internal analysis.

Undergraduate degree in a quantitative field, such as Finance, Economics, Computer Science, Mathematics or Engineering is desired. Progress towards or an interest to pursue an advanced degree and/or CFA is a plus.
Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills along with a high attention to detail and accuracy.
3-5 years of related performance measurement, attribution and/or risk analysis experience.
Solid understanding of capital markets and the investment management business.
Knowledge of fixed income and derivatives (options, swaps, futures, etc.)
Intuitive and intellectually curious; ability to identify themes within data sets
Demonstrated organizational and project management skills; ability to multi-task and to manage complex assignments.
Self-confidence: ability to function as both a self-starter and a team player.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of management as well as colleagues in global offices.
Highly proactive and energetic focus toward internal and external client service; ability to consistently meet all internal/external deadlines
Strong individual initiative with the ability to take a proactive approach to assigned projects or team goals.
Flexibility: ability to adapt to growth and change
Intermediate coding skillset (advanced Excel/VBA, SQL, etc.) or desire to learn.
Experience with market data and portfolio analytics tools, such as Bloomberg, FactSet, etc. desired.

jonathan thompson
San Diego, CA 92126

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