Middle Office Analyst

Job reference RA4003/2018

Job summary

We are looking to recruit a dedicated Middle Office Analyst to join our Asset Management function.  The position will be based in Telford or London on a permanent basis.  This vacancy represents an opportunity to join a large financial services employer, within an ever-changing environment where you will discover the potential to perform and grow.

In this role you support management and oversight of ReAssure’s investment portfolio including customer assets in Unit Linked and With-Profits funds. The ReAssure business model is based on acquisition. The position therefore also supports due diligence work, the integration of new acquisitions and the on-going development and maintenance of the overall investment platform.

Originally founded in 1963, ReAssure is a life and pensions company, which buys and administers closed books of business from other companies. Built on a 2200-strong team with a wide range of skills and experience, there’s one constant running through the ReAssure business – ‘Change’. Join us and you will have opportunity to drive our growth and progress through your own success.

ReAssure is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills; and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Competitive Salary & Benefits package, including 27 days’ holiday, pension, healthcare

 

Key responsibilities

Your main responsibilities will include monitoring and reporting of assets to support day to day oversight and management of the investment portfolio. The focus is on performance attribution, exposure statistics, transaction activity, risk monitoring as well as data integrity checks and follow ups. The role also assumes responsibility for qualitative and quantitative assessments of external investment managers, writing performance commentaries and preparation of management reporting materials. The role requires strong technical skills, agility and creativity to implement smart and efficient solutions for reporting and analysis. Your very good communication and presentation skills convey information to your internal and external clients.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Production of regular and ad-hoc analytical reports and analysis delivered on agreed frequency and timing to clients
  • Monitoring of fund investment guidelines with regular reporting and escalation of breaches to the Asset Management front office team
  • Reporting on the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the external investment managers based on a set of pre-defined key performance indicators
  • Preparation of management information reports to be presented at oversight and legal entity board committees
  • Act as a key point of contact with stakeholders, service providers and external managers
  • Participate and/or lead project work including the development, implementation and testing of new tools and processes
  • Support and coordinate assets projects across finance, actuarial, product and asset management (including integration of acquisitions, implementation of fund restructures etc.).
  • Coordination, review and documentation of asset transfers and trade instructions supporting asset allocation and hedging processes.

Key skills/experience required

Are you passionate about working in a lively and demanding environment? We are looking for a team player with exceptional expertise and interpersonal skills looking to join our team.

Leadership Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills with holistic financial thinking
  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise fashion
  • Highly capable of developing effective relationships and collaborate across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Very strong lateral and critical thinking ability
  • Strong, collaborative leadership skills
  • Willingness to travel, also internationally

Professional Qualities

  • Experience in financial services industry
  • Proven track record in data management, analysis and reporting
  • Very good skills in systems and tools supporting data analysis and reporting that give you the agility to adapt processes in an ever changing environment
  • Strong expertise across investment products, which includes but is not limited to corporate debt, government debt, private debt, equities, real estate, derivatives and cash instruments
  • Strong knowledge of Solvency II, particularly considerations around constructing a fixed income and loan portfolio that meets the matching adjustment requirements is a plus
  • Very good skills in preparing presentations and management information reports
  • University degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Mathematics or similar

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Job category/type
Asset Management/Permanent

Location
Multi-site

Date posted
05/12/2018

Application closing date
20/12/2018