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Compliance analyst GENERAL OVERVIEW: •Responsible for reviewing compliance on pension funds and mutual funds related to Regulatory and Investment Manager (IM) mandates. •Utilizing Investment Compliance & Reporting platform, the qualified candidate will communicate directly with the client and IM to ensure portfolios are in compliance with their investment restrictions. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Verify Fund Portfolios on a monthly, weekly or daily basis utilizing an Investment Compliance & Reporting platform. •Maintain detailed documentation on client and investment management guidelines. •Facilitate contact with assigned clients, and their agents. •Work directly with new clients to set up investment restriction reporting. •Liaise with internal departments such as Valuations, Performance & Analytics, and other Daily Fund Groups. •Other duties as assigned. ========================================================== It sounds interesting enough ( more interesting that what I do now ) and seems like it has fair amount of client contact although I’m not sure about how this can translate into an anlyst role later on … let me know what you guys think … Its in the same firm that I’m @ now …

Risk Analyst GENERAL OVERVIEW: The successful candidate will be responsible for risk monitoring and data tasks related to the Risk Reporting product. Activities involved in accomplishing assigned duties will include (but are not limited to) research of market data information, validation of risk measurement results generated by the Algo Risk application and follow up with internal and external parties to ensure weekly and monthly deliverable timelines are met. RESPONSIBILITIES: •Research of market information for upload into the Risk Reporting system. •Verification of position updates into the Risk Reporting system. •Validation of risk measurement results generated by the Risk Reporting system, resolution of inaccurate results in a timely manner. •Research instrument coverage issues leveraging market data information sources such as Bloomberg and Reuters as required. •Provide input to the financial modeling of instruments from a risk perspective. •Report issues to management on a monthly basis. •Contribute and collaborate on ad hoc projects/assignments as assigned. •Provide development and production environment support to internal and external clients as required. =========================================================== Is it me or is this position description very vague ?? Would this have better exit opps than the above posetd compliance role ?

rsk mgmt is mid office at least

i think they are both mid office …except the risk role has no client contact

anybody ???


I would prefer the risk role. However, if you would like to move into a front office position (like most people on this board), I don’t think either of these positions will get you any closer. Compliance can be interesting and quite lucrative, probably more so than other areas in the back office, but does not lead to better future opportunities. Compliance is not respected on wall street, most FO people consider compliance an overpaid (even though they make substantially less than the FO) and unnecessary layer of bureaucracy put in place by upper management. So I see it a sort of catch 22 - if you never make it to the FO your probably be better off in compliance (opposed to BO) but once you’re in compliance your chances of getting into the FO are much slimmer. That being said its extremely hard to get into the FO no matter where you come from so does it really matter?

i think I’m leaning towards the risk role as well …

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I’d like some advice on two possible roles: 1st one: The successful candidate will be working as part of a Dividend Research and Index Analyst team who are responsible for the research, production and calculation of Equity indices. The position will be based in Singapore with an initial training given in London. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Responsibilities: Performing financial analysis on company fundamentals to provide content, news and client support for our dividend products. Research and calculate index compositions making adjustments for relevant corporate actions or events Perform financial analysis on company fundamentals to provide news and commentary on Asian equities and dividend forecasts. Liaise with Asian companies to establish dividend policy and dividend payment schedules. Experience in dealing with client queries. Understand and apply corporate action adjustments on stock and company level data Carry out QA checks on index and dividend data Respond to client queries and provided detailed analysis and feedback to their questions Skills/ Experience Required: • Graduate, preferably with a minimum of a 2:1 in a Finance related degree • Strong IT skills, preferably VBA and SQL experience 2nd one -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Markit Portfolio Valuations is looking for a data analyst to sit within the product team covering credit derivatives on loans, bonds and structured finance products in Singapore. This team specialises in building quantitative models for pricing vanilla and exotic derivatives across these asset classes. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Based out of our Singapore Office, we are looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate to work on: • Providing regular and ad-hoc support to the pricing team • Maintaining and enhancing existing data feeds • Building tools to automate data insertion and processing tasks • Developing rules for cleaning market data • Liaising with other business units internally to source new data Skills/ Experience Required: • Degree in a quantitative discipline • Experience with Excel and VBA • Programming experience in any language • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines • Strong problem solving skills • Service driven with strong customer orientation • Keen to expand knowledge of derivatives • Interest in financial markets • Must be detail-oriented, thorough and able to use own initiative to solve problems Strong communication skills required to be able to communicate effectively within the team, across business units within the company, clients, sales and technology teams **both sound rather interesting, but i’d like to see what you peeps have to say! thanks a lot

HydrogenRainbow : Both sound good, althoug I personally like the second one better. But it comes down to waht YOU would enjoy more and are more interested in.