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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Investment Data Analyst (Baltimore, MD)

Primary Purpose of the Position

Working independently and on teams and committees, this position is responsible for providing front office investment support for Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders. In addition, the incumbent must maintain good working relationships with Front Office Investment clients and TRPA staff. Works closely with quantitative analysts, portfolio managers, investment analysts, and traders to investigate, design, automate or enhance investment processes and applications and to ensure that Fixed Income systems, databases, internal workflows and vendors evolve to appropriately keep pace with internal and external reporting needs for core and analytic data at security, portfolio, product and sector levels.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Investigates new products/vendors to automate and streamline workflow and data processes for investment associates -Portfolio Managers, Analysts, and Traders.
  • Works closely with quantitative analyst, portfolio managers, investment analyst, and traders to develop analytical systems/reports to be used by the investment associates for investment management/decision support. Takes the lead on coordinating and executing required systems testing for enhancements and upgrades; partners with TRPIT and HiNet developers to ensure complete, efficient connectivity between all relevant systems.
  • Designs, plans, and develops solutions that automate and streamline processes for Investment Associates.
  • Seeks creative solutions to business problems. Investigates/researches integration of new products into/with full array of analytical systems (Salomon Yield Book, Vision, Lehman Point, Perform, Wilshire Axiom, etc.) that assist the Investment process; provides system administration support for ancillary and primary analytical tools (SYB, Point, Perform, etc.)
  • Manages large data sets and resolves research data issues. Ensures data integrity, maintains data quality, resolves data discrepancies and identifies "gold standard" sources of information. Networks with appropriate upstream and downstream customers, vendors, service teams and developers to ensure data errors are resolved and processes are revised in order to mitigate risk of repeat issues; may also represent Investment Staff by serving on committees and project teams (e.g., MIDR Data Policy Committee) for evolving data needs and reporting along with impacts of regulatory changes.

  • College degree and 4 yrs related work experience required
  • Financial Industry experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Technical background / Strong design skills
  • Ability to handle multiple task
  • Substantial technical or statistical programming skills, with demonstrable ability to employ those skills to solve complex modeling challenges in a limited time. Experience with Matlab and/or Splus is an advantage, as is knowledge of database management systems.
  • Ability to master complex tasks with minimal supervision

Experience with:
  • Java, C++, Object Oriented Programming/Design
  • Integrating Products
  • Perl
  • CGI programming
  • HTML
  • Unix Skills a must
  • Self starter requiring minimum supervision
  • Splus knowledge
  • Vision Database Knowledge desirable

Send your resume with cover letter to: robyn_bogash [at] troweprice.com

URL: www.datashaping.com/jobs16931x.shtml
Please mention datashaping.com when applying. Thank you.

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