Data and Systems Analyst

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: Fidelity International

The successful candidate will work together with research, reporting and technology colleagues to satisfy the data, risk management and reporting needs of the department. Day to day, this will take the form of handling data going in and out of existing systems and databases, maintaining and improving these systems, as well as contributing to the design and implementation of new solutions for the future.

Fidelity's Real Estate Business

Fidelity International has always believed it is in the best interests of its investors to be real specialists in the field of asset management. As the company is independent and privately owned, it has a substantial capital base established over several decades, enabling it to invest in long term strategies and developments. As one of the only fund managers to launch a new real estate business in the teeth of the global financial crisis, this has been ably demonstrated and Fidelity's reputation as a committed, high quality real estate fund manager is now firmly established.

The real estate business was founded in 2006 and launched its first funds for institutional investors in 2008, since when it has attracted a range of blue-chip clients from the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The experienced 30+ strong team of fund managers, analysts and operations professionals are based in six locations across Europe (London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and Luxembourg). The team has established exceptionally strong performance track records and we are now building on this success by continuing to grow our existing flagship funds, but focusing much more strongly on developing a wider range of solutions for real estate clients across the globe. As a long term investor, our ultimate goal is to be one of the major real estate fund managers in Europe.

Purpose of your role

This position offers an exciting opportunity to join an established and highly successful real estate team for the next phase of significant growth. As one of the only major fund management houses to set up and grow a new real estate team in the teeth of the global financial crisis, Fidelity had the advantage of being able to develop a ground-breaking suite of proprietary risk tools, taking advantage of modern technology and unhindered by legacy systems or processes. This focused to a large degree on analysing property's bond-type characteristics, quantifying default risk across the tenant base and pricing risk from asset level to portfolio level. With these models fully established and embedded in our investment process, it is vital that they are fully taken advantage of, maintained and improved upon as technology advances.

The successful candidate will work together with research, reporting and technology colleagues to satisfy the data, risk management and reporting needs of the department. Day to day, this will take the form of handling data going in and out of existing systems and databases, maintaining and improving these systems, as well as contributing to the design and implementation of new solutions for the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain external supplier data feeds and associated data structures.
  • Extract and manipulate fund, asset, tenant and market data for ad hoc reporting requests by Portfolio Managers, Sales & Marketing, Management, Research, etc
  • Gather and analyse data in relation to competitors and funds in order to identify drivers in performance and change
  • Assist with the due diligence of potential new asset acquisitions including collecting input data, model processing and production of reports.
  • Help run quarter end reporting process for our existing investments
  • Help design systems processes to capture "golden source" data, enable analysis and present to stakeholders
  • Help support the analysis of real estate data by other Fidelity asset classes and work to ensure multi-asset class systems can capture real estate data and granularity is sufficient to ensure common analysis
  • Other data/analysis work - Performance and risk attribution, KPI measurement, etc

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Experience of working with data in spreadsheets, databases and systems - using software packages such as Excel, Oracle OBI, Tableau, Access, or custom-built databases/systems.
  • An appreciation of data structures and processes - full understanding of why all data assets must be stored/coded methodically, input accurately to the smallest detail, and meticulously kept up to date in order achieve better results long term.
  • Attention to detail and a good work ethic is important
  • Good interpersonal skills as the position requires daily contact with Portfolio Managers, Research Professionals, Financial and other Administrative staff
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative as needed, to manage daily tasks and special projects
  • An individual who is professional, pro-active with a high level of personal integrity and focus on the customer is crucial
  • Assertive and self-motivated and an ability to prioritise and multi-task effectively
  • A true team player who will be happy to volunteer to assist colleagues when necessary
  • Utmost discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information

Desirable skills (advantageous but not essential)

  • Experience of report/dashboard/website design, building and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of coding languages such as SQL, Python, R, VBA.
  • Use of real estate management (Yardi, Horizon, etc), appraisal (Argus Enterprise, Circle, Taliance, etc) systems.

Great minds, better together.

Fidelity International is an equal opportunities employer and is commited to a policy of treating all its employees and job applications equally.

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