Senior Portfolio Analyst - Fixed Income, Officer

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time

Senior Portfolio Analyst - Fixed Income, Officer

Portfolio Administration provides operational investment support to the SSGA Portfolio Managers. As the key point of contact for the Portfolio Management team, and other internal clients, you will be allocated portfolios which you would be responsible for in an operational capacity. This role will be primarily supporting our Fixed Income Portfolios.

Daily functions would include but not be limited to:
  • Reconciliations
  • Cash Forecasting
  • Verification of Fund Valuations
  • Performance calculation, preliminary review and query resolution
  • Investigating and resolving queries from Clients and Portfolio Managers

Key external interactions will be with Custodians, Fund Administrators, Counterparts and other Third Party providers. Internally, you will interact with Portfolio Managers, Traders, Compliance, Legal and Risk, as well as other operations teams such as Client Administration, New Business and the Reconciliations team.

Portfolio Analysts are expected to consider how current processes and procedures within the team can be enhanced, looking to strengthen controls and minimise risk. You will need to build up a strong knowledge of the accounts and products that we support, and be able to confidently answer any queries on them.

Education and Experience
  • Operations experience gained from an investment manager, investment bank, hedge fund, prime broker or fund administrator.
  • Degree qualified with a financial or analytical discipline preferred.
  • Professional industry qualifications an advantage.
  • Product Experience Desirable: Developed and Emerging Market Government Bonds, Convertibles and Corporates, FX spot and forwards, Exchange Traded Futures and Options, Repurchase Agreement. ETFs.
  • Experience of Performance Measurement and Attribution an advantage.

Skills & Attributes
  • You will have strong analytical skills and a positive organised approach to investigating queries and exceptions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and willingness to communicate with colleagues at all levels of the organisation.
  • You have the ability to plan and run multiple priorities and tasks with the skills to adapt and be flexible to change in a delivery focused, deadline driven environment.
  • You will be able to work confidently both independently and as part of a team.
  • You understand investment markets and the settlement of securities. Understanding of product and fund valuation useful.
  • Strong MS Windows applications, specifically Excel. Exposure to Barclays POINT and Bloomberg is an advantage.
  • Ability to build strong positive relationships with both internal and external clients.
  • Willing to assume responsibility and take ownership of tasks assigned.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.