Risk Reporting Analyst

London, United Kingdom
25 Jan 2023
24 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a Barclays Risk Reporting Analyst, you will be joining the Oak Pension Asset Management Limited (OPAM) Team. The team you'll be working on manages the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund (BBUKRF). In your role, you will be exposed to the complete breadth of UKRF asset classes, strategies, and regions by being a part of the wider team and its institutional investment process. You will benefit from exposure to portfolio risk, analytics, and reporting activities, as well as investment strategy & ideas, operational, and implementation processes.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity - helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Working Flexibly
We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers' and clients' needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?
• Maintaining, updating and enhancing the OPAM risk system (MSCI - BarraOne), and participating in the Portfolio Review Meeting
• Ensuring all investment reviews are undertaken in a timely fashion, working collaboratively with asset owners whilst retaining sufficient independence
• Ensuring that the analytics framework is maintained, reviewed, and updated on a regular basis
• Producing monthly Risk MI for the Portfolio Review Meeting, and other forums where required, including data load, and investigation into significant movements
• Becoming a subject-matter expert (SME) for OPAM reporting and output
• Supporting the day to day activities of OPAM's Risk, Reporting and Analytics team, including data load, reconciliation, and report development and production
• Undertaking periodic review of OPAM's suite of existing written communication to ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency of message
• Liaising interdependently with members of the wider Barclays pensions team on joint communications for the UKRF and the development therefore

What we're looking for:
• Demonstrated quantitative ability with good analytical skills and preferably experience and understanding of risk management and reporting systems (e.g. BarraOne, Riskmetrics)
• Experience in data processing and use of analytical tools (e.g. Python, VBA, Matlab), and previous experience working with and manipulating large data-sets
• Interest and understanding of financial markets, and exposure to asset management, specifically reporting and risk/ portfolio construction considerations
• Good stakeholder management skills, with an ability to maintain and leverage such interdependent relationships to deliver

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with front office portfolio systems (e.g. Charles River, Aladdin)
• Understanding of database systems (e.g. Excel, Access)
• Experience of system (model/EUDA) development and associated considerations (UAT, model review etc)

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as; a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.

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