Data Analyst

  • Category
    Technology - Infrastructure & Support
  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • External Reference

Data Analyst

An investment management organisation are looking for a Data Analyst to join their London team. This position provides operational support and services representing Global Operations & Data Management, supporting successful outcomes for both internal and external clients. The position manages fund, product and account reference data, as well as fundamental data like performance and constituent-level holdings. The aim is to provide accurate and timely delivery of data and reports to internal stakeholders and clients. In addition, the role will support data research and controls, design, development, and implementation of enhancements and opportunities. The role will also support corporate initiatives, including project leadership.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

Client Service:
� Front line contact for technology and data delivery support issues related to team activities (including after-hours support), providing data and business expertise to internal and external Russell clients.
� Ability to work with a diverse group of internal colleagues, at all organizational levels, across all business lines globally.
� Provide accurate and timely responses to requests by utilizing analytical skills and relationships.
� Ensure timely and accurate delivery of data, gather requirements for new deliveries, and design solutions in the form of scheduled reports and data feeds. � Provide key performance indicator statistics to internal clients (I.E. focusing on performance, enhancements, and opportunities)
� Coordinate report development, coding, operational changes as requested by internal business unit stakeholders and process owners.
� Document, submit, and manage requests for new reporting capabilities and data elements.
� Develop and maintain procedural documentation including the ability to report on quality control issues in an effective manner.
� Serve as a subject matter expert regarding investment products and their data requirements, including operational processes and regulatory considerations. � Identify cost reduction/risk mitigation and implement long-term solutions. � Advise clients on opportunities to further leverage our reference data and vendor capabilities, assisting clients in both the strategic and tactical planning phases

Data Management:
� Ensure effective and up to date data management practices, including accurate data held within the database(s).
� Work with the vendor(s), data providers, and Russell IT associates to manage any data changes required due to errors, revisions, etc.
� Monitor incoming data to ensure Russell Investments receives timely delivery and accurate data
� Identify, research and explain variances in data and calculated results such as performance in conjunction with other global data management associates. � Conduct data analysis when necessary to determine root cause of data inconsistencies.
� Monitor controls and procedures at the vendor and custodian banks to confirm accurate and timely data is being delivered.
� Report on operations and project metrics.
� Create and maintain documentation like work flow diagrams, processes, and desk notes.
� Acquire and automate additional data sources (internal and external) as needed to improve operating efficiency or support business/product needs.
� Network with other key data management associates globally/across Russell, evangelizing and implementing common best practices wherever possible

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

� Knowledge of various file/ transmission formats and technologies is required, including XML, flat file formats, FTP and ETL technologies.
� Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Technology, or equivalent required
� Previous experience as a data analyst / senior data analyst within an Asset Management organisation preferred.
� Experience with data management
� Experience using SQL is strongly preferred
� Experience managing operational data stores, data warehouses, and data marts
� Client service and vendor relationship experience
� Technology skills: including systems implementation, data manipulation, data feed support, SIT and UAT
� Willingness to be involved in new and ongoing corporate initiatives
� Works effectively with others within and across the networked organization.
� Listens to colleagues irrespective of level or business unit, and values their contributions, taking all views into account as part of the decision-making process.
� Ability to work with tight deadlines, strong time-management skills. � Able to handle and complete multiple projects occurring at the same time.
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