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Lead Analyst, Performance and Reporting

October 28 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, HR, Training, Productivity, Performance, Efficiency
Montreal, QC

With approximately CAD 179.5 billion in assets under management as of June 30 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Reporting to the Global Head of Performance & Reporting, the Lead Analyst, Performance & Reporting will oversee and produce the timely and accurate delivery of all data & reporting from the global operations team.

This position serves as the “gatekeeper” for all data & reporting that supports: Sales & Marketing, Investments, Finance, Client Services and Regulatory Compliance. This includes (but is not limited to) calculating performance (total return and attribution), reporting AUM, as well as supporting various Regulatory and Compliance requests (Form ADV, 13F, NFA filings, etc.).

Your responsibilities:

  • Maintain an effective communication channel with front office and assimilate to the performance measurement and reporting process;
  • Ensure data quality via various controls and data validations, proposing ongoing process improvements;
  • Compile & analyze performance and attribution reports, and effectively communicate results to senior management, client portfolio managers and portfolio managers;
  • Review and investigate monthly performance outliers;
  • Partner with Portfolio administration to remediate security and account level data issues;
  • Compile and distribute firm AUM, ADV and other regulatory reporting;
  • Actively participate in the continuously improvement of the performance and AUM reporting workflow and processes;
  • Actively participate in the implementation and maintenance of all performance measurement systems;
  • Ability to provide performance explanations to the investment units in response to ad-hoc requests;
  • Supporting the firm wide verification process through compiling requested supporting documentation.

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the financial services industry;
  • Proven experience implementing efficient workflows, process improvements & controls;
  • Previous experience implementing data management, performance & attribution systems;
  • Advanced knowledge of performance, after-tax reporting and industry best practices, including GIPS;
  • Advanced knowledge of the reporting requirements across multiple distribution channels (’40 Act, pooled vehicles & private funds, institutional SMA, Retail HNW, Public Markets, Private Markets and Private Wealth operating groups);
  • Solid working knowledge of global security types including equities, currency forwards, loans, bonds, interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, synthetic notes, OTC securities, futures, etc.;
  • Knowledge of data entities such as securities, pricing, position, transaction and indices;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while exerting a high level of attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills in order to identify issues or unusual activity;
  • Self-motivated with continuous process improvement mindset;
  • Team player, results-oriented and passion for excellence;
  • Effective communication skills at all levels of the organization;
  • Fundamental interest of performance reporting, investment data, data quality, processes and strategy;
  • Advanced knowledge of external data vendors such as Bloomberg, IDC, Reuters, Rimes, Vestek, etc.;
  • Software experience preferred: (Eagle, FactSet, Advent APX, StatPro, Charles River, Morningstar);
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel, Powerpoint and Visio required;
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel, as required.