Investment Data Strategist

MFS Investment Management
Boston, USA
14 May 2022
13 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for: Basic Purpose:
For a leading and rapidly growing Asset Management firm, the Investment Data Management Office champions a long-term, strategic initiative to unify and harmonize our investment data. This initiative enables enhanced investment decision making, risk management and client reporting for our multi-asset platform by delivering consistent, timely, accurate and user-friendly data to investors, risk teams and clients. Using strong investment data and knowledge of the end-to-end investment process, the Investment Data Strategist maintains leadership and accountability for investment data related matters relating to Fixed Income. The role seeks to provide superior support to the Fixed Income investment teams and performs a specialized set of duties related to managing how data is used and governed in the business context. The individual will work closely with the Investment Data Leader on prioritization of investment data improvement opportunities. The position is part of the Investment Data Management Office and will be based in Boston with a focus on fixed income securities, including derivatives, covering portfolio level data, metrics and methodologies.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Performs a leadership role within the Investment Data Management Office and demonstrates strong understanding of the investment process and business use of investment data.
  • Acts as a single point of contact and e xercises leadership and accountability for investment data related matters relating to Fixed Income and Derivatives.
  • Sets data quality standards and definitions for investment data. Monitors, certifies and reports on investment data quality related to Fixed Income investment data.
  • Advises on investment data access and use.
  • Provides oversight on investment data quality collaborating with the Investment Data Management Office and Enterprise Data teams ensuring best practices are being followed.
  • Advocates for new and enhanced data requirements and how data is used in the business context.
  • Supports prioritization and budgeting for investment data improvement projects coordinating with the Investment Data Leader.
  • Coordinates with Enterprise Data Strategy & Governance to align with enterprise data strategy and standards.
  • Previous investment experience preferred
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with a major in finance, computer science, data science or related fields. Previous investment experience preferred.
  • 15-20 years of industry experience, with preferably 5 or more years of related experience in data quality and management.
  • Significant knowledge of fixed income across multiple sectors including emerging market debt, investment grade, high yield, and derivatives securities.
  • Significant experience with data management as a discipline along with exposure to data quality concepts, best practices and tools.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills. Proven ability to lead and influence.
  • Strong business focus with demonstrated ability to form effective working relationships, be resourceful, resolve conflicts as well as make informed decisions as needed.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop creative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities collaboratively as well as independently, and effectively in a demanding environment.
  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy required.

What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting .

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.
If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision , linked for your reference.

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