Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SFP Analytics Analyst, PAAMCO - Irvine

SFP Analytics Analyst, PAAMCO - Irvine
Separate Fund Platform (SFP)

About the Company:  Located in Irvine, California, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company,  ("PAAMCO") is a leading independent fund of hedge funds investment firm dedicated to offering strategic alternative investment solutions to the world's preeminent investors. Founded in March of 2000, PAAMCO manages approximately $9.4 billion in customized portfolios of hedge funds with a focus on the following broadly defined strategies: equity market neutral, convertible bond hedging, fixed income relative value, long/short credit, long/short equity, event-driven equity, distressed debt and opportunistic investments.  PAAMCO's clients include large public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments, and financial institutions. 
 
PAAMCO has adopted a unique organizational structure consistent with both its entrepreneurial spirit and company culture, allowing employees to grow professionally while also working directly with all levels of management across many functions within the organization. The firm employs approximately 130 individuals full-time and operates satellite offices in London and Singapore. 
 
PAAMCO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. 

Job Title: SFP Analytics Analyst
Reports to:  Associate Vice President (Investment Implementation and Monitoring)
Status: Full-time / Exempt
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus

Job Description:  The SFP Analytics Analyst is an integral member of PAAMCO’s Separate Fund Platform team responsible for the analytics behind monitoring all managers on the SFP.  Additionally, this individual will be the expert on all analytics systems utilized on PAAMCO’s SFP.  The Analytics Analyst will work directly with external service providers and with PAAMCO Risk and Portfolio Management to ensure a consistent and accurate risk environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Analytics Systems
o   PAAMCO expert on all analytics systems and tools
o   Work with service providers to define and implement changes as necessary
o   Ensure systems are accurate and represent desired settings as part of all manager transitions

·         Investment Guidelines
o   Work with SFP Transition team to implement and test new guidelines
o   Work with service providers to accurately automate guidelines
o   Main point of contact on all investment guideline questions and issues
o   Ensure consistency between guidelines and across service providers, manage exceptions

·         Training and Education
o   Main point of contact for the SFP and greater PAAMCO for all SFP analytics related items
o   Facilitate annual training sessions on service provider analytical tools and systems
o   Train all new SFP employees on the tools, guidelines and analytics behind the guidelines
o   Educate managers as needed

·         Service Provider Interaction
o   Run weekly calls with the service providers to further develop analytics capability and to address any open issues
o   Define and manage long term projects
o   Work with PAAMCO Risk Data to facilitate data feeds from service providers to PAAMCO

·         PAAMCO Interaction
o   SFP representative on the PAAMCO Risk Management Committee
o   Work closely with PAAMCO Risk and Portfolio Management on various projects and initiatives

Job Requirements: Seeking a detail-oriented self-starter with exceptional communication and analytics skills.  The ideal candidate will possess at least two years of investment management/finance experience and be a CFA charterholder, or working towards the charter.  The candidate must be a critical thinker, motivated to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment requiring self-motivation, adaptive and have a passion for learning.  He/she must also demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects with shifting and/or growing job responsibilities. 
Separate Fund Platform Description:   The Separate Fund Platform (SFP) is PAAMCO’s proprietary managed account platform used to structure separate, frequently customized portfolios with underlying hedge fund managers.  Each portfolio operates and invests separately and is subadvised by a hedge fund manager selected by PAAMCO’s Investment Group.  The SFP Team of eleven is part of the Investment Operations Group and oversees the operations of the platform. 

Contact: Myra Duncan, Senior Manager, Recruitment and Employee Relations at SFPAnalyticsAnalyst@paamco.com or (949) 261-4911. 

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