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Sr. Analyst, Inv. Performance

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Inv Perf / Support
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For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

 

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

 

As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management


Summary:

The team is responsible for preparation of monthly and/or quarterly investment reports combining portfolio analytics, performance and attribution with portfolio commentary. Preparation of ad-hoc reports to internal and external clients as required. The Team supports the investment associates in meeting the client’s needs and expectations.

 

The team calculates investments performance results for clients and funds using consistent, standard methodologies that are free from bias and audits the data to comply with GIPS.  They interpret and present these results in a manner that enables partners and clients to understand investment performance and assets under management. The team supports London and Chicago.

Team oversees the development and maintenance of a competitive and profitable product set and client order management operation through the establishment and execution of best policies, processes, procedures and governance.


PROFILE SUMMARY:

Individual is responsible for

 Responding to auditor, consultant, and client investment associates, Portfolio managers, product managers and product specialists
 The individual will be responsible for calculating and comparing the rate of return, using the various data sources including Custodian websites. Also be involved in auditing returns and holdings, maintaining the related database up to date
 Individual is responsible for responding to functions related to product operations, product oversight, support and development
 Specific procedures are followed for each type of functions which would involve collating information from various sources using internal and external applications
 Individual has knowledge of applications such as Investment Passport, Intranet, PACE, Aladdin, Fundamentals, Enterprise, Bloomberg and Factset etc

JOB TITLE: SENIOR ANALYST - PERFORMANCE & REPORTING


The role supports the NTGI Reporting team in two main areas:

 Respond to auditor, consultant and client questionnaires on investment data to ensure data integrity
 Follow specific procedure for each type of data from applications by carefully following product manager’s instructions
 Create ad hoc reports as per instructions from onshore and product managers
 To produce both regular and customized data by referring to various applications depending on the requests from product managers
 Coordinate activities with sensitivity to client needs to grow and sustain NTAM reputation as a premier provider of client service, while keeping within the standard policies and procedures.
 To assist in new projects, Train and assist the team whenever required and play a key role in offshoring functions


PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 Follow specific procedure for each type of client investment reports, questionnaires; retrieve the data from applications by carefully following Investment Associates instructions
 Understand the different investment performance calculation methodologies and the underlying data dependencies to calculate Rate of Return and develop the ability to identify and investigate returns that is out of tolerance
 To produce both regular and customized analytical reporting by referring to various applications
 To assist in new projects, initiatives, and client issues as required in relation to this function
 Calculate the fund’s monthly performance returns and compare against the benchmark, investigate if difference found.  May require extracting performance data from external custodian websites
 Responsible for following up with both internal and external partners to ensure data required to calculate the performance is received in a timely manner in order to meet the performance due date
 Updating and maintaining the performance data on Internal and External database
 Create ad hoc reports as per instructions from Investment associates and account managers
 Work and analyse auditor requests, attribution and broker commission reports
 Respond to RFI/RFP queries from consultants and Investment associates
 Identifying and Investigating outliers using analytical tools
 Reviewing, updating and implementing new processes and procedures as required, to enhance operational controls
 Develop a thorough understanding of Northern Trust Investment Products
 Become an indispensable partner to NTAM Performance & Reporting & Central Product

Experience

 

Sustainable performance demonstrated through examples/evidence, the above listed core skills and competencies in the current role as Analyst over a period of 24 months

 

 Graduate (MBA or equivalent)
 2-4 Years of relevant experience and good understanding of investment reports, return calculation and fund management
 Must have good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish credibility and foster excellent working relationships with internal and external partners
 Work well with people in the same department, both locally and globally
 Imagination to Excel: Initiate and support pragmatic innovation within the local business area and advocate to integrate the business into global standards and specifications
 Advanced Microsoft and VBA skills would be an advantage
 Advanced Microsoft Access/Database skills preferred
 Attention to detail and commitment to deadlines are required
 Ability to adapt quickly to change


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