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  • Posted: May 17, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Networkers is a global recruitment consultancy helping unite job-seekers and hiring companies across the technology industry. Since Networkers was established in 2000, the business has grown considerably and we have consistently proven our ability to connect the right people with the right roles in the right businesses around the world. What makes us unique...
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    Investment and Data Analyst

    About the job

    • A position exists for an Investment and Data Analyst within the investment analytics team.
    • This individual will be responsible for assisting in the investment division in providing Portfolio construction analytics, accurate break downs of returns and their attributions, assist in assessing risks through data modelling and help analyse the breakdown of multi-management funds.
    • There will be some liaison work with both internal and external clients around portfolio construction and performance. 

    Key responsibilities


    •       Acting as resource and part of a team, responsible for the daily updating of pricing models, by capturing or uploading the prices to the system

           Product cash flow management

    •       Checking and updating product cash flow management, investment, disinvestment and switch instructions across all funds and products

           Data integrity

    •       Checking data base integrity against holdings
    •       Updating and integrating of portfolio databases
    •       Implementation of data into risk tools for analysis
    •       Create efficiencies where possible in reporting systems
    •       Provide data analytics for use in optimal portfolio construction

           Portfolio analytics and rebalancing

    •       Preparing rebalancing spreadsheet
    •       Reviewing asset allocation and compliance to Regulation 28
    •       Instructing asset allocation cash flows to realign funds to strategic exposures.
    •       Undertaking accurate assessment of portfolio exposures from a risk and return perspective

           Manager review and due diligence

    •       Reviewing manager performance, fund exposures, risk and market views
    •       Reviewing investment house for compliance, process, philosophy and skill
    •       Discussing portfolio exposures and performances with managers
    •       Attending investment report-backs with managers
    •       Ensuring integrity of qualitative and quantitative data utilised in screening models
    •       Writing Excel formulas for screening purposes (running model)
    •       Detailed review of model, formulas and results after screening process
    •       Opening of Style Advisor and asset allocation systems
    •       Reviewing manager performance, fund exposures, risk and market views
    •       Enhancement and further development of systems to ensure optimal operational efficiency


    •       Assisting with preparation of investment reports for clients
    •       Preparing scatter plots monthly
    •       Preparing and reviewing fund facts sheets and information sheets
    •       Assisting with ad hoc reports for internal and external use
    •       Assisting with preparation of Market Update monthly
    •       Assisting with preparation of Trendline quarterly
    •       Preparing asset allocation reports for external managers
    •       Preparing and presenting economic and fund performances to clients

           Compliance and regulatory reporting

    •       Assisting with preparation of Reg28 reports
    •       Assisting with preparation of SARB and / or FSCA reports


    •       Preparing / reviewing fund performances
    •       Preparing / reviewing benchmark performances
    •       Preparing / reviewing manager performances
    •       Preparing / reviewing daily pricing monitor

          Assisting with preparation of performance attribution for institutional clients

    •        Portfolio and Product construction

          Assisting with portfolio construction process

    •       Building models and assessing return profiles for products and funds
    •       Researching alternative portfolios
    •       Understanding asset class exposures and impact of changes to construction models

           Risk management

    •       Measuring portfolio risk against benchmark
    •       Reviewing manager exposures relative to market risk
    •       Reviewing combined portfolio risk relative to benchmark
    •       Reviewing manager portfolio changes and implied risk  currency, commodities, etc.

           Internal and external presentations

    •       Preparing and presenting Monthly sales meetings  economic and performance
    •       Preparing and presenting Weekly market update  economic and performance
    •       Preparing and presenting Client quarterly investment report back
    •       Preparing and presenting Client ad hoc Investment Sub-Committee meetings
    •       Assisting with preparation and presentation for GTC Investment Sub-Committee meetings
    •       Preparing and presenting New business sales presentations
    •       Reviewing manager performance, fund exposures, risk and market views


    •       Assisting with preparation of comparative performance relative to surveys
    •       Reviewing market information (newspapers, periodicals, presentations, etc.)
    •       Reviewing local and international research
    •       Reviewing market views of assets classes
    •       Assisting with preparation of Economic reviews  for clients 

    Skills and experience required

    •        B.Comm or BSC degree majoring in business or data / computer science, with a post-graduate qualification (Hons/CA/CFA/Actuarial exams, etc.)
    •        CFA preferred
    •        An actuarial degree or progress towards qualifying as an actuary preferred
    •        Economics background or formal qualification and advantage
    •        Financial risk management or risk attribution experience preferred
    •        Registered Persons exams an advantage
    •        Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience, which could include investment consultant, investment analyst, portfolio manager, financial risk manager, trading financial markets, investment product design, marketing of financial services, actuarial consultant
    •        General investment management knowledge needed
    •        Understanding of investment strategies essential
    •        Ability to understand and evaluate asset manager strategies and processes
    •        Excellent working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), proprietary software program and licensed software such as Style Research, Style Advisor, etc.
    •        Driver’s license
    •        Ability to travel
    •        Fluent in English 

    Personal attributes

    •        High ethical standards / personal integrity
    •        Strong verbal and written communication
    •        Interpersonal sensitivity
    •        Self-motivated
    •        Strategic awareness
    •        Organisational awareness
    •        Focus on continual learning
    •        Dedication to servicing client requirement according to the standard operating procedures within the compliance framework. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Networkers on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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