Investment Data Operations Analyst (12-month Fixed at Rory Mackie & Associates

cape town, cape town region

Rory Mackie & Associates

Investment Data Operations Analyst (12-month Fixed at Rory Mackie & Associates

Rory Mackie & Associates

  • R Undisclosed
  • Contract Junior EE position
  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape
  • Posted 19 May 2022 by Rory Mackie & Associates
  • Expires in 21 days
  • Job 2466806 - Ref 1098920691
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About the position

Our client is looking for a Data Operation Analyst to join their Data Operations Team which includes the set-up of securities required for trading, to assist in building efficiencies in the security set up process and maintaining data quality and integrity through the business. The role includes being actively involved in data operations projects and the core objectives are to improve processes, create efficiencies. The role will involve frequent and close liaison with personnel of all levels, in both front and back-office environments, and requires a candidate who is committed to teamwork.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationship with Portfolio Managers, Dealers and Performance and Risk, Client Operations and Reporting teams. Understand their queries and the impact a data issue has on their function/process, manage their expectations, and consider changes to avoid a reoccurrence
  • Have a key relationship with Investment Operations and assist in data queries which arise in that team
  • Maintain relationship with outsourced services team as well as assist in the oversight of that team
  • Maintain relationship with other data providers (Benchmark Data Provider) and assist in oversight of that team. Ensuring quality of benchmark data.
  • Security set up, and assistance in the automation of this process
  • Maintenance of security static data
  • Daily system and data reconciliations
  • NAV reconciliation, investigating breaks and communication to impacted business users of the data
  • Assist with the implementation of new products and new instruments from a data operations perspective
  • Continually review and update processes and procedures to reduce risk and improve efficiency
Requirements:
  • B. Com / B Bus Sci in Actuarial, Quants, Statistical Science, Math, Analytics, Data Analysis or any related degrees with at least 1 year’s relevant industry and operational experience
  • Experience of liaising with individuals at all levels and across business
System Skills:
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook
  • Bloomberg
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Able to multi-task; work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Willing to embrace change
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Logical thinker with strong problem-solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible work attitude
  • Understanding of the operational aspects of an Asset Management organisation
  • Ability to understand and identify possible areas of reputational and financial risk
  • Understand third party service providers and data management

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Rory Mackie & Associates

About the agency

Rory Mackie & Associates resourcing specialists grew out of a desire to provide a high level of professional resourcing services to a select client base. Having seen a unique opportunity to provide specialist capabilities into the market we set about establishing the brand around the quality of our candidates and the quality of the service provided to our clients. In building partnerships with our clients we believe that we are better able to service their resourcing needs and in so doing assist them in identifying high calibre candidates that will not only satisfy their competency need but also satisfy a fit from a organizational perspective.While we structure our service delivery around each of our clients, we are uncompromising in our resourcing process for each role that we work.

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Expires in 21 days

About the position

Our client is looking for a Data Operation Analyst to join their Data Operations Team which includes the set-up of securities required for trading, to assist in building efficiencies in the security set up process and maintaining data quality and integrity through the business. The role includes being actively involved in data operations projects and the core objectives are to improve processes, create efficiencies. The role will involve frequent and close liaison with personnel of all levels, in both front and back-office environments, and requires a candidate who is committed to teamwork.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain relationship with Portfolio Managers, Dealers and Performance and Risk, Client Operations and Reporting teams. Understand their queries and the impact a data issue has on their function/process, manage their expectations, and consider changes to avoid a reoccurrence
  • Have a key relationship with Investment Operations and assist in data queries which arise in that team
  • Maintain relationship with outsourced services team as well as assist in the oversight of that team
  • Maintain relationship with other data providers (Benchmark Data Provider) and assist in oversight of that team. Ensuring quality of benchmark data.
  • Security set up, and assistance in the automation of this process
  • Maintenance of security static data
  • Daily system and data reconciliations
  • NAV reconciliation, investigating breaks and communication to impacted business users of the data
  • Assist with the implementation of new products and new instruments from a data operations perspective
  • Continually review and update processes and procedures to reduce risk and improve efficiency
Requirements:
  • B. Com / B Bus Sci in Actuarial, Quants, Statistical Science, Math, Analytics, Data Analysis or any related degrees with at least 1 year’s relevant industry and operational experience
  • Experience of liaising with individuals at all levels and across business
System Skills:
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • MS Outlook
  • Bloomberg
Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Able to multi-task; work to tight deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Willing to embrace change
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Logical thinker with strong problem-solving ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible work attitude
  • Understanding of the operational aspects of an Asset Management organisation
  • Ability to understand and identify possible areas of reputational and financial risk
  • Understand third party service providers and data management






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