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Fund Data Analyst

  • Salary: £375 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: Risk & Compliance
  • Date posted: 06/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375355A

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My client, a well-known insurance company in Edinburgh, is currently seeking a Fund Data Analyst to join them on a 6 month contract.

Role Purpose;

  • The purpose of the role is to assist in all necessary aspects of the delivery phase of the Cost Disclosures Delivery team. Central to that role will be assisting in the design, build and initial application of a review framework for externally calculated investment vehicle data (mainly transaction and operational cost data, but also some other performance data and general fund information).
  • Other aspects of the role will include day to day liaison with our third party vendor, managing any data flow or quality issues that present themselves and ensuring that issues are dealt with appropriately and promptly.
  • The variety and complexity of funds involved (covering a wide range of asset classes: Equities, Bonds, Real Estate, Private Equity, Multi Asset, Fund of Funds, Derivatives), will provide a range of varied and interesting challenges for the right candidate. Prior knowledge of the operational aspects of investing in these asset classes through fund vehicles would be a strong advantage.
  • Operating within a small team and under a strict timeline, there is a need for the candidate to be strongly self-motivated, good at working flexibly within an agile, small group, and good at communicating within the group and upwards to the senior team lead / to key business contacts.
  • The right candidate will have had an appropriate background in the funds industry, and will be familiar working with and analysing investment data on a large scale. A background in Fund Accounting role may be beneficial.

Key Deliverables;

  • Involvement in all aspects of data review for MiFID & PRIIPs fund transaction costs, operational costs and fund performance information:
  • Involvement in final User Acceptance Testing of third party supplier process
  • Analysis of out-bound data quality and Identification/correction of issues
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of future operating model for the team
  • Liaison with main third party data vendor to manage data exceptions
  • Assist with the design and build & initial practical application of a review model, covering transaction cost, operational costs and fund performance data across a large volume of funds and fund types.
  • Dealing with end client queries on the final published data documents
  • Documenting all methodology decisions and subsequent requirements

Required Experience;

  • Background in Fund Accounting
  • Working knowledge of EU PRIIPs & MIFID regulations
  • Working knowledge of various asset class types, including: Equities, Fixed Income, Real Estate, Derivatives, Private Equity funds, etc.
  • Highly numerate
  • Knowledge of investment industry and financial markets
  • Strong Excel skills