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Senior Performance & Risk Analyst

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,Scotland,Edinburgh
  • Education: Other
  • Job Function: Transaction Processing
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 19007817


Job Purpose:

The Senior Analyst  within the Performance and  Risk function  operating within Middle Office is responsible for a range of clients Performance and Risk deliveries. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all client and regulatory deliverables are met and system and process improvements are implemented effectively.  The senior analyst is also responsible for ensuring that appropriate operational processes and controls are effective across data deliveries. Significantly the organisation is transitioning through a period of significant growth and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an active role in driving the shape the business. Process improvement and people management experience would be looked upon favourably.

Job Background/context:

Global Fund Services is the center of operations and services to Global Middle Office, investment accounting, performance, risk and reporting clients. It has key outsourcing clients and a growing book of clients receiving Middle Office services, and there is now a requirement to recruit an experienced Senior Performance and Risk Analyst to support the growing team.    

We are looking to recruit a candidate with a strong background and extensive experience of performance analytics, calculation, contribution, attribution and ex-ante risk analytics. The individual will be a key, strategic member of a growing team locally, have oversight of an extended team offshore, regular interaction with regional peers in relation to performance services and global initiatives. Client ownership is key with a requirement to professionally service clients to a high standard and lead on strategic initiatives and change. The role dictates working closely with Senior Management to ensure success.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure that all client deliveries are met to agreed service level agreements and regulatory requirements.
• Ensure communication with the clients, both internal and external, is effective.
• Lead on internal strategic initiatives and process improvements; work with regional partners to ensure a common approach.
• Assist with the operational lead on a strategic client on boarding
• Ensuring that offshore and onshore teams are trained to a high standard and are kept up to date with change.
• Ensuring effective offshore governance model is in place and operating effectively
• Ensure feedback is given to the offshore team in the form of calls/issue logs to help keep accuracy levels high and quickly resolve issues.
• Investigation and resolution of complex queries and client queries in a timely manner.
• Develop strong, pro-active relationships with all internal and external customers.
• Working closely with other relevant operational and product peers to ensure that process risks are minimised.
• Look for opportunities for efficiencies and drive new developments and enhancements forward for the team.
• Deputise for  Manager at internal and external meetings.

Development Value:

• Opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing business with potential for future growth
• Opportunity to work with a highly proficient team in a rapidly changing environment
• Opportunity to develop industry knowledge, communication and management skills.

• Develop relationships with colleagues  across the wider business, globally
• Opportunity to develop the  oversight model  for an offshore team



• Given the senior nature of the role previous management experience would be beneficial but not essential
• Extensive knowledge of performance analytics methodologies and ex-ante risk analytics
• Significant track record in a Performance and Risk function within an Asset Management/Servicing firm
• Previous experience working in an asset management environment with pricing, data and investment accounting experience
• FactSet, B One or Statpro experience would be an advantage •  


• Communication skills
• Highly numerate
• Pragmatism combined with a can-do attitude is a pre-requisite.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• A high energy level and an enquiring mind


• IAQ, CIPM, IMC or equivalent


• Self motivated
• People skills
• Client focused
• Responsible for actions
• Structured and organised
• Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer