Job #: 1612
Title: Investment Analyst – Chicago
Investment Performance Analyst
The purpose of this position is to create and deliver performance evaluation reports for their assigned
clients, support special requests from clients and consultants and to assist field office analysts and
consultants in the production of the Quarterly Investment Review presentations.
Data aggregation – Analysts are responsible for the collection of data points in order to complete client reports. These data points include transaction and
holdings files received electronically or from audited investment manager or custodian statements. Frequent communication with investment managers and
custodians to gather and/or clarify client-specific data is required.
Reconcile data, calculate performance and produce reports – Analyst is responsible for reconciling data against audited investment statements and
calculating performance through an outsourced platform uses called Investor Force consistent with Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS).
An analyst will produce many different types of reports (monthly performance, analytics to support the QIR and quantitative quarterly reports that include risk
analysis, style analysis, attribution, peer comparison, characteristics data, etc).
Analyze reports – Analysts are responsible for reviewing their reports and performing peer review on other analysts’ reports before sending to clients or
consultants. An audit report is used to help the assess the accuracy of the performance calculations, to evaluate manager and composite performance
relative to the appropriate benchmark, determine rebalancing needs and to monitor allowable manager tracking error. Analysts will contact a manager as needed when material differences exist between calculated and manager reported returns.
Spot checking is conducted on lengthier quantitative reports to ensure reasonableness.
Project work – Prepare rebalancing spreadsheets, what if analysis, new composite construction and other ad hoc reports for clients and consultants upon request.
Education: BA/BS degree in finance, business, economics or related discipline. CIPM, CFA, or MBA or desire to pursue these accreditations highly desirable.
Experience: 0-3 years of industry experience preferred
Knowledge and skills: Good technical skills, including Microsoft Office, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.