Data Specialist

Boston, Massachusetts
To be discussed
26 Oct 2018
25 Nov 2018
Job ID #743
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

The Fixed Income Group has an immediate opening for a data specialist with the bank loan team. This position is responsible for supporting the bank loan product by ensuring data accuracy and compliant document flow while providing analysis for the management team. The role involves exposure to CLO analytics, credit research and portfolio construction. It also includes liaising with the research and legal teams and performance reporting. This position reports directly to the portfolio management team. 

The Data Specialist will perform a wide variety of duties, including (but not limited to):

Updating data bases and spreadsheets

Reconciling and correcting data with other Loomis departments and outside vendors

Running hypothetical trades for CLOs

Providing required data to the team and outside vendors

Providing ongoing and ad hoc portfolio analysis to the team

Updating various performance metrics

Calculating various portfolio and index statistics

Running internal system queries

Updating horizon return calculations

In addition, this role will back-up the following functions:

Preparing and distributing portfolio holdings packets

Forwarding credit agreements for review

Distributing new-issue documents to appropriate parties

Converting and saving documents to appropriate files

Updating marketing materials for new data

Updating internal risk timing model

Performance attribution

Statistical analysis of portfolios

We are looking for an organized person with a demonstrated high attention to detail, ability to prioritize competing demands, and unusual intellectual energy. Collecting, calculating, and transmitting data both numeric and written provides a basis for our team's success, so we need a person we can count on to get it right, do it quickly, and be consistent. In addition, we are looking for someone interested in and capable of understanding data at much more than a basic level, someone who can take an ad hoc data analysis question and turn it into something of greater value than we had considered. The right person will be a problem anticipator and a problem solver who is always looking for ways to do things better and faster.

Qualifications: The successful candidate for this job will have:
• Strong academic credentials including an undergraduate degree, preferably in business, finance or economics
• Fixed Income experience is a plus
• Professional presence and the ability to generate respect across the organization
• Significant knowledge of  Excel and experience with Word
• Exceptional communication skills – both verbal and written
• The ability to be a self-starter, capable of monitoring and meeting deadlines, while also ensuring accuracy
• A positive approach, a flexible attitude, and a sense of humor