Assistant Manager - Data Management

Main Location
Atlanta, GA, United States
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Job Purpose (Job Summary): 

Global Portfolio Services Group provides global end to end trade processing, portfolio operations and data management to support Invesco’s investment related activities. The group mission is to provide quality service with highly disciplined operations; deliver responsive support for investment process, new products and instruments; be responsive to changing economic, regulatory and risk environment; manage and deliver quality data in accordance with “SMART” data principles. Expected to be self-managing and escalate issues appropriately, provides Security Master Support services to Invesco’s internal clients globally. Liaise and work jointly with team members in global locations (Hong Kong, London, Toronto and Houston) to provide 6x24 coverage. Lead research and analysis of security master related topics such as data standard, data override, and data reconciliation. Provide recommendation and lead automation and improvement of daily operational process.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Work as part of a team, ensuring SLA’s (Service Level Agreement), all relevant regulations are met and maintained, escalating issues to Supervisors / Team Managers.
  • Services internal clients (such as: portfolio managers, traders, compliance, Portfolio Reconciliations) within Invesco globally by executing tasks outlined in the Security Master Global Support Service Catalogue.
  • Sample tasks include the setup, maintenance, review and validation of security master, brokers, portfolio / accounts and market data elements.
  • Perform independent research, review and analysis of financial statements, organizational structure, business model, operational risks, performances and securities / financial instruments issued by organizations we invest in.
  • Research, recommend and lead data standard enhancement initiatives and automation/continuous improvement of daily operations processes
  • Validate and ensure data override requests conform to Invesco’s Data Standard; conduct research / analysis and escalate issue to appropriate Data Governance bodies as needed
  •  Ensure data are reconciled between various internal systems
  • Research into new security instruments to determine support procedures
  •  Research and provide recommendations for the automation and improvement of daily process
  •  Proactively contribute ideas and participate in the continual improvement initiatives within Data Management
  •  Provide support on corporate actions, Pricing and security valuation operational tasks as needed / defined by manager
  • Participate in data reconciliation process between various internal systems as needed
  • Assist or provide training to new or less experienced team members
  • Serve as a mentor to Data Management Administrator I and Data Management Administrator II  Develop relationship with data vendors and Invesco data users to provide support as appropriate
  • Maintain and update documentation on Data Management’s global operational procedures  Perform User Acceptance Testing and rollout support on upgrade / enhancement of the applications used by Data Management.
  • Process and respond to requests received, ensuring accuracy and timeliness. Raising issues where necessary to supervisor.
  • Provide cover for other team members in their absence and assists other areas, as required.
  • Contribute to overall team progress via team meetings / ideas / initiatives / training and development • Escalate issues and breaches to relevant parties in a timely manner
  • Check other team member’s output to ensure accuracy, in a timely manner in line with regulatory deadlines/internal service standards.
  • Accurately Process all requests and client instructions\requests within the established time frames.
  • Accurately verify all requests within the established time frames.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Respond to basic and intermediary questions and tasks from other teams independently and refer complex problems to supervisors for escalation
  •  Overtime, off hours support and travel may be required
  • Staggering shift work is required on a rotational basis and as defined by manager to provide global business coverage depending on project, assignment or daily activity.

Work Experience / Knowledge:

  •  4 to 6 Years Investment Operations Industry Experience
  • Excellent Knowledge of Investment products globally is required
  • Must have a general understanding of the end-to-end investment services processes such as trade entry, trade process, settlement, valuation, corp action processing and fund account
  • Must have a strong understanding on the impact of different characteristics of a security has on downstream data consumers and business functions (e.g. Compliance, Risk, Performance)
  • Strong MS Office skills – in particular MS Excel, MS Word

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required:

  • Ability to work independently and in a global team environment
  • Excellent research and analytical as well as problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals is required. Must show the ability to make quick decisions, establish priorities and concentrate on detailed information under pressure on a daily basis.
  • This includes the ability to handle time critical situations while meeting rigorous deadlines.
  • Must be adept in all Microsoft Office programs, with a special emphasis in Excel.
  • Ability to cooperate in a team environment is critical.
  • Must establish and maintain relationships with internal teams.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to actively participate in projects.
  • Desire to learn new and complex financial instruments and processes.
  • Willingness to participate in the development and enhancement processes and productivity.

Formal Education: 

  • MBA or any other Professional qualification with Finance as Major Specialization.  #LI-SD2

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Assistant Manager - Data Management
Invesco, Ltd.