The role of the Data Operations Team 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. As this is a relatively new team, the role includes being actively involved in data operations projects which 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 & 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 State Street Data 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

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

  • B Com/B Bus Sci or other similar degrees with at least 1 – 2 years 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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