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Senior Manager – Performance Analytics and Attribution

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Melbourne

Salary description: $165K - $195k + Super + bonus

  • $200k + AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 7 to 10 years of experience

Our client is a well regarded Global Asset Manager. They are currently seeking a Performance Analytics and Attribution specialist to lead their their team in Melbourne. The ideal candidate will have at least a few years of supervisory/managerial experience and 7 + years direct performance experience.

The Performance team sits within Investment Operations. The team’s mission is to provide investment analytics services to internal and external clients.

The three key services areas are:

  • Calculate investment performance and identify sources of performance for internal and external clients
  • Conduct analysis of investment portfolios to determine adherence to mandates
  • Provide analytical support to unit pricing functions

The Performance Manager role is an important role. Responsible for supporting the Head of Performance  with the oversight of the day-to-day workflow of their team, they assist in developing the Senior Analysts and Analysts to enable the achievement of team goals.

Their primary focus is on:

  • BAU workflow organisation
  • BAU oversight / checking / audit
  • BAU delivery
  • Escalation point for queries and non standard report requests
  • Providing product knowledge support to more junior staff and the wider business
  • Subject Matter Expert for transitions and projects
  • Staff cross-training and coverage
  • Mentoring, coaching, 1-to-1, objective setting and PMA review
  • Proactive development of productive relationships within team and with clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Service delivery
  • Calculate investment performance data  in accordance with the industry standards. This includes core performance measurement, after-tax performance, risk analysis and attribution analysis
  • Provide compliance / investment monitoring reports on a regular basis, ensuring investment managers adhere to their mandates and all mandate breaches are detected and acted upon
  • Manage team of Performance and Compliance Analysts
  • Monitor team and individual performance and provide performance management, mentoring and feedback to appropriate staff in general
  • Investigate, document, report and resolve issues and recommend corrective action where appropriate
  • Risk and compliance
  • Ensure Cross training and get exposed to all the areas of the team
  • Ensure Compliance of all processes with internal policies and procedures
  • Perform other tasks as requested

Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of financial markets and investment management processes, including back office functions
  • Performance measurement experience (7+ years) from either a custody or funds management background
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills, especially macros (VBA)
  • Knowledge of the relevant industry standards (AIPS, GIPS )
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