Investment Data Analyst

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
26 Jan 2023
18 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.
The Role:

The Data and Reporting Services Team is responsible for delivering and overseeing business-critical data for stakeholders across a number of key applications.
This role represents an exciting opportunity to be part of the Investment Data Sourcing team, focused on delivering accurate and timely security-level data to the business units throughout M&G, primarily through the core investment platform, Aladdin. The role provides a great opportunity to develop an understanding of the M&G business and the data environment which supports it including key data sets such as ESG and regulatory data.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Liaising with the key stakeholders of Data and Reporting Services including Fund Managers, Dealers, Credit Analysts, Performance, Risk, Compliance, Client Reporting, and Investment Operations.
  • Collecting and verifying data from appropriate sources, ensuring accurate and timely information is supplied to the business including ESG and regulatory data.
  • Running operational data oversight and data quality controls. Challenging current processes, driving change, and proactively realising opportunities for improvements across Data and Reporting Services.
  • Analysing large data sets to identify data quality issues, ensuring they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Creating, enriching, and maintaining various assets in the internal investment platform, Aladdin, to support the investment process for Data and Reporting Services' key stakeholders.
  • Supporting the implementation of controls within M&G's central Data Platform.
  • Investigating data issues, working alongside various stakeholders to come to an appropriate resolution.
  • Ensuring data requirements are fully supported within all required systems.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Strong understanding of instruments across the suite of asset classes M&G in which invest (fixed income, securitised debt, public equity, ETD & OTC derivatives, leveraged loans, private debt, private equity)
  • Proactive self-starter, with the ability to identify problems and follow them through to resolution.
  • Pride in working to high standards in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to record and communicate clearly and effectively
  • Understanding of the investment management industry and the products that are offered.
  • Appreciation and experience of the requirements of an operational control environment.
  • Knowledge of data required to support an investment book of record (i.e. securities, issuers, position, transaction, fund, benchmark, counterparty)
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently to set deadlines.
  • Ability to generate and maintain positive relationships within the team and across the business.


  • Good working knowledge of Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Aladdin.
  • Experience with Private Debt investments
  • Advanced Excel skills, with ability to use VBA.
  • Knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience of data visualisation tools such as Power BI.
  • IMC or CFA Level 1.

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.
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