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Alternative Investments Data Analysis & Operations Specialist

Company: Marsh and McLennan
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Alternative Investments Data Analysis & Operations SpecialistWe are looking for a driven, impactful, dedicated Investment Data & Fund Operation Specialist to join our Risk Management Services - Alternative Investments team! - As an intermediary between Fund Operations, Investments, and Business Development, our team is responsible for advanced data analytics, performance representation and portfolio analysis. We provide support for RFP data requests, , develop system reporting for enhanced efficiencies and analysis, provide client advice through private markets commitment planning, conduct risk management reviews of FX hedging and liquidity management and support the product development of the Mercer Alternatives group.WE WILL COUNT ON YOU TO:

  • Prepare detailed performance analysis for presentations and client deliverables, particularly for performance analysis across various private markets segments, including private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure. This process includes editing, quality control, and finalization of client-related documents
  • Compile more complex, client specific data for reporting investment performance
  • Liaise with the different internal stakeholders (Fund Operations, Investments and Business Development) globally
  • Collect relevant data and produce performance representations with high informational content
  • Monitor developments in investment reporting and notify stakeholders of any critical issues. This includes more complex inquiries from clients and consultants regarding portfolio performance
  • Timely and accurate production of regular performance reports, RFP inputs, data input to investment team requests and presentations for regular investment committee meetings
  • Provide professional and accurate input into annual client review meetings
  • Provide research supporting the sales effort
  • Develop and drive process improvement initiatives to improve quality and efficiency, reducing operational risk.
  • Deliver key regulatory reporting requirements and support departmental activities to comply with industry standard regulatory requirements for private markets
  • Plan and manage execution of mid-size projects, including a broad understanding of financial implications and in line with strategic direction from senior managers.
  • Highlight key trends and perform detailed data analysis to support business improvement and business strategy projects.WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
    • To be a part of a broad and deep team of over 200 Mercer Alternatives colleagues across 25 offices throughout the globe
    • To develop strong relationships across team boundaries to deliver results on key department and business initiatives
    • To gain profound insight and enhance your knowledge of the growing private markets industry
    • Multifaceted tasks in a central function in-between key departments
    • Plenty of room for personal initiative as well as the opportunity to drive innovations in various areas
    • To be responsible for the perception and understanding of our successful investments by Mercer colleagues and clients
    • To work in a dynamic team with the ambition to play an essential role in improving Mercer's private markets investment offeringWHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:
      • Degree in economics, finance, data science, mathematics, physics or related field
      • 2-4 years of professional work experience in private markets, asset management or related field
      • Experience in investment, risk management or related field
      • Proficiency in Microsoft excel
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Self-motivated team player and ability to work independentlyWHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?
        • Programming experience in Python, R, VBA, SQL etc. are considered an advantage
        • CFA, CAIA or FRM is a plus
        • Working experience in Investran, Bloomberg and other investment management platforms are considered an advantage
        • Strong sense of ownership, paying attention to detail and ensuring high-quality client deliverables within set timelines
        • Reliability, accuracy and steadinessWHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
          • We are the global leader in the health and benefits. We deliver innovative solutions that address the health and wellness needs of our clients and their employees.
          • Work for a global company with excellent benefits and a dynamic culture
          • Excellent growth/advancement opportunity
          • Work in a diverse culture and global team
          • Grow in culture focused on training and mentoring believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including , and , Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit . Follow Mercer on Twitter .Marsh & McLennan Companies offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. For more information about our company, please visit us at: . We embrace a culture that celebrates and promotes the many backgrounds, heritages and perspectives of our colleagues and clients. Marsh & McLennan Companies and its Affiliates are EOE Minority/Female/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employers.

Keywords: Marsh and McLennan, St. Louis , Alternative Investments Data Analysis & Operations Specialist, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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