Senior Analyst, Investment Operations

Job Title

Senior Analyst, Investment Operations

Job Description

Walton Enterprises is seeking a qualified Investment Operations Senior Analyst. The Investment Operations Senior Analyst’s primary function is to serve as an authority on all operational aspects of client portfolios. This involves coordinating with the Investment Team, WEI staff, legal counsel, and third-party stakeholders to determine how to best implement the investment team recommendations.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

• a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
• an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
• fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement


About the Position

The ideal candidate has a background in investment operations, is engaged and interested in the operational aspects of implementing an investment portfolio, and motivated to support the investment team. Successful Senior Analysts analyze information and make informed decisions using knowledge of investment structures and the client portfolios. They exhibit strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail, proactively complete work, prioritize tasks, and manage time well, and they are comfortable communicating with individuals at all levels of tenure.


What you will do

You will direct and support the Investment Operations Analyst’s work. The role requires a significant amount of both written and oral communication with and coordination between internal and external stakeholders. The work environment is fast-paced and deadline driven.

Responsibilities

• Analyze information relating to accounts, investments, or portfolio structure and help investment team make decisions from an operational standpoint.
• Determine processes necessary for implementing investment decisions and coordinate with Investment Operations Analysts to complete transactions and projects.
• Coordinate with Investment Team, client staff, fund managers, and legal counsel to negotiate side letters, and contracts relating to investments.
• Serve as a point of contact for third-party stakeholders, such as fund managers, fund administrators, and the custodian bank and respond to questions and complete requests related to client portfolios, delegating where appropriate.
• Coordinate workflow of Investment Operations Analysts and maintain oversight of transactions and Operations projects to ensure all are completed as planned. Review Analyst’s work to ensure accuracy of transaction documents.
• Monitor transaction records, share class information, and manager liquidity provisions on behalf of all client portfolios
• Utilize manager/custodian websites to monitor client transactions and cash flows
• Utilize internal and external resources to support client activities
• Maintain awareness of current investment themes and client interests
• Process transactions as directed by the investment team


Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success

• 2+ years of experience in investment operations, investor relations, performance reporting or a related field.
• Demonstrated ability to think critically and make informed decisions
• Proactive attitude, desire to learn, ability to self-direct work, eagerness to contribute to team success
• Strong analytical and organizational abilities
• Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment and balance competing priorities
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Able to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges
• Exhibit professional, focused, and disciplined approach to work responsibilities
• Experience in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel

Personal attributes that support your success

• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand


Benefits Information

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan and paid time off.


About Walton Enterprises

Walton Enterprises supports the personal, philanthropic and business activity for the Walton family. We are a family-led organization, supporting multiple generations of Sam & Helen Walton’s family.

Walton Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Additional Information

A cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

Basic Qualifications

• 2+ years of experience in investment operations, investor relations, performance reporting or a related field.
• Demonstrated ability to think critically and make informed decisions
• Proactive attitude, desire to learn, ability to self-direct work, eagerness to contribute to team success
• Strong analytical and organizational abilities
• Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment and balance competing priorities
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Able to learn quickly and adapt to new challenges
• Exhibit professional, focused, and disciplined approach to work responsibilities
• Experience in Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel