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The focus of the role is the provision and development of portfolio analytics across our full product range across multiple asset classes to support distribution and investment teams.
Day to day activities include running performance, exposure and attribution analytic reports, building bespoke portfolio analytics, automating tools and processes. With time (and for the right candidate), client facing opportunities could arise, presenting insights from the analytics.
Support the business, predominantly the investment and distribution teams, with the provision of value-added portfolio analytics demonstrating a strong understanding of First Trust funds, peer universes and competitors across all asset classes on a multi-channel basis.
Support the analytics team in providing portfolio and product insight to investment and distribution teams.
Analyse data, generate reports and provide business metrics for senior management as required
Provide and develop analytical research to support the Product and Marketing team on various projects supporting different business areas.
Support the wider Investment and Distribution teams in the continuous development and enhancement of existing output
Work independently to provide insightful, real added value and differentiated analysis which goes beyond the data and develop insightful conclusions.
What we are looking for...
Prior experience in the asset management industry would be beneficial, but not essential as this is an entry level opportunity
Strong computer, quantitative and analytical skills. Attention to detail and accuracy are key to this role.
Experience with Excel VBA, MATLAB or Mathematica a plus.
Familiarity with the asset management landscape in terms of country and sector trends and products.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. An ability to draw insightful conclusions from data.
Proactive approach to resolving issues as well as identifying developing opportunities.
An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research tools (e.g. Morningstar, Bloomberg, Lipper) would be beneficial.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while producing high quality work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
Fluency in one or more European languages would be useful
Internal Number: 5068598
About First Trust Global Portfolios Limited
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