STATIC DATA ANALYST

Recruiter
Rokos Capital Management
Location
Mayfair, London
Salary
Market rate
Posted
11 Sep 2017
Expires
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

STATIC DATA ANALYST

Location: Mayfair, London

Salary: market rate

Context: The fund's portfolio is invested in a broad range of instruments (futures, cash and derivatives products across primarily rates and FX).  As the firm expands into further asset classes this range will expand into more data- and process-intensive products. The new hire will be required to ensure the firm maintains ‘best-in-class' static data and governance procedures.

The hire will:

  • Be responsible for the master data setup for all the stakeholders in the firm. This will cover:
  • Instrument-related / reference static data (e.g. equity, exchange-traded derivative contracts)
  • Counterparty setup
  • Internal trading book setup
  • Other key operational static (e.g. holiday calendars, withholding tax rates, commission rates, dividend streams)
  • Work with key stakeholders across the business to create, and maintain, single reference sources for each data type
  • Investigate static requirements for new products
  • Establish clear hierarchies for sourcing reference data, with appropriate articulation of the costs of doing so
  • Work with the market data specialist to ensure a co-ordinated response to licensing challenges where overlap demands it
  • Identify static data weaknesses and work to resolve on a tactical and strategic basis
  • Keep abreast of product trends and alternative approaches, providing recommendations for the firm in relation to static data
  • Anticipate evolving regulatory trends and the impact these have on static data, preparing enhancements for prioritisation
  • Adapt to a changing environment and assist Operations in areas such as asset servicing, documentation and reconciliation/control

The person must have:

  • Masters degree in a finance related discipline
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in financial services static data administration
  • An excellent understanding of at least one of the following asset classes, and have had some exposure to at least one other:  Rates, FX, Equities
  • Direct experience using quantitative valuation models, and familiarity with the inputs and functions of such models
  • Solid understanding of ‘best-practice' data governance, distribution and quality management principles
  • Demonstrable experience of interaction with technology partners to achieve deliverables
  • Customer orientation; anticipating the needs of internal customers (Front Office, Middle Office, Risk and Market Data) and working with them to prioritise competing requests
  • Advanced excel skills (Pivots, Vlookup, Index Match etc.)
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg's products and services, including integration with Excel
  • Familiarity with an Enterprise Data Management system such as Golden Source, PolarLake, Markit EDM etc. or a standalone Security/Product Master
  • Experience with VBA

The person may have:

  • Experience within the asset management industry specifically
  • Experience with the Equities asset class, particularly on reflection of corporate action events and asset servicing
  • Exposure with Calypso would be useful but not essential
  • Experience with macros would be a plus

The person will demonstrate:

  • Curiosity and an eye for detail that does not let inconsistent data pass without challenge
  • High integrity and humility
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Good documentation skills, including writing policies and procedures and in analysing and presenting data 
  • Must be a self-starter, pro-active and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • A willingness to adapt and learn additional functions
  • Demonstrated drive for excellence, to include minimum 2i from Russell Group university or international equivalent

Closing date: 11 October 2017

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