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Portfolio Analyst

BNP Paribas

This is a Contract position in Boulder, CO posted May 10, 2022.

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) is the investment management arm of BNP Paribas, one of the world’s major financial institutions.

BNPP AM offers a diverse range of investment management strategies to institutional clients.

In the U.S., we have offices in New York and Boston.

Our teams understand that our investment decisions have the potential to make a difference to our clients’ lives and this is why we say: investing means the world to us.

Physical presence in BNPP AM’s office(s) is an essential function of this position.

BNPP AM requires all of our employees to be vaccinated in order to access its offices, subject to reasonable accommodations for reasons related to disability or religion.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Junior Portfolio Manager to work within the Global Sovereigns, Inflation & Rates (GSIR) team, as part of the Inflation Group in New York.

The role involves a mix of portfolio administration, portfolio construction, collection of market intelligence, development of the desk’s analytic and valuation toolkit, and some client contact (portfolio reporting, training).

The right candidate will demonstrate technical/quant skills, knowledge of fixed income instruments, an innate curiosity about macroeconomics and other drivers of financial assets prices, and the potential to assume alpha generation responsibility at a future date.

Key Responsibilities: Portfolio Construction and Management duties: Run inflation-linked bond (ILB) portfolio and benchmark analytics.

Rebalance ILB portfolios for cashflow and index changes.

Ensure consistency in holdings and risk exposures between portfolios.

Maintain real-time P&L and monthly attribution analysis for all ILB portfolios.

Manage repo financing positions in levered accounts.

Assist Portfolio Managers in portfolio “housekeeping” (cash management, cleaning up odd lots, etc.).

Responsible for trade construction, and execution when required.

Liaise with the Compliance Team in reviewing guidelines, resolving compliance breaches, checking rules programming, etc.

Liaise with the Legal Team in getting repo, futures, and swap agreements set up.

Work with performance team to ensure accuracy of portfolio return calculations.

Liaise with the Operations Team to resolve custodian and settlement issues.

Work with Aladdin and Front Office Support teams to ensure accuracy of system analytics or to resolve any technical issues.

Act as point person for the PM teams in coordinating new account set-up.

Assist Investment Specialists & PMs with preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly reports.

Assist Investment Specialists & PMs with preparation of portfolio review materials.

Quantitative analytics: Work closely with Portfolio Managers to develop quantitative tools for market analyses and macro research Build, expand and maintain the desk’s quant valuation toolkit, including ILB database and plot tool Role Requirements: qualifications & experience: Minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in a Finance/Investment Analyst role, with prior experience in Fixed Income preferred.

Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Finance, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with excellent academic credentials.

Master’s degree is a bonus.

Working knowledge of macroeconomics, bond mathematics, and Fixed Income instruments, including cash and derivatives.

Strong technical skills, and proficiency in programming languages, including Python and Matlab.

Ability to think critically and demonstrate problem solving.

Excellent attention to detail.

Respect for risk management and compliance.

Intellectually curious with a passion for Investments.

Fluency in English (verbal and written).

Proficiency in French is a bonus.

Essential skills/competencies (Technical/Behavioral/Leadership): Analytical skills : Identifies all aspects of a subject and examines them in a critical way to construct a broad point of view.

Individual is curious about current affairs, drivers of asset prices.

Accuracy : Constantly attentive to the precision of information sent and to the quality of work; ensures that potential for errors is minimized.

Taking initiative & problem solving : Works proactively and independently, implementing enhancements to work processes, new ideas and solutions.

Looks to find solutions, including in situations where information is incomplete.

Teamwork : Strong interpersonal skills.

Can work effectively within and across teams, acts bearing common interests and respect for fellow team members in mind.

Communication skills : Expresses his / her messages, both orally and in writing, in an effective, organized way, delivered at a level appropriate for the audience.

Taking Responsibility: Takes charge of assigned duties, acts with honesty and integrity, acts within limits of authority Organizational skills : Sets priorities, plans actions and methodically monitors progress by coordinating activities and resources.

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

HR Contact: Sarah (Wolfenden) Hennessey: sarah.wolfenden [at] bnpparibas (dot) com Primary Location: US-NY-New York Job Type: Standard / Permanent Job: FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE Education Level: Master Degree or equivalent (> 4 years) Experience Level: At least 1 year Schedule: Full-time Reference: BNP021296