Senior Performance Analyst

Ruffer LLP
London, United Kingdom
26 Feb 2023
02 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Senior Performance Analyst

Introduction to Ruffer

Ruffer was founded in 1994. We have over £26 billion assets under management and over 337 members of staff. It
manages investments on a discretionary basis for individuals, trusts, charities, companies, pensions as well as collective
investment schemes. The majority of staff are based in London, with a small client facing office in Edinburgh and Paris.
The candidate would be based in London (Victoria), adopting a flexible working schedule.

We look after investments for private clients, financial planners, institutions, and charities, in the UK and
internationally. We also offer a range of funds and an investment trust which is a growing part of our business. Our
goal is to deliver an all-weather portfolio providing consistent positive returns, regardless of how financial markets

Ruffer operates a 60:40 hybrid working policy, 60% of working time from the office and the option to
work the remaining 40% from the office or at home

Core objective of the role Summary: Experience and skills - The role will be focused on the performance responsibilities of the
team however will also include responsibilities of the wider Client Reporting team remit. The
candidate will have specific experience in portfolio performance calculation and analysis (TWRR,
Modified Dietz).

The candidate will be assisting with the production, maintenance and analysis of monthly and quarterly performance
which feeds the team's / Ruffer's reporting undertaken for Ruffer Discretionary clients, as well as other types of
specific Client Reporting produced for a subset of different client types. The candidate will be required to regularly
validate performance numbers and ensure that all performance reconciliations are resolved in a timely and accurate

The role will require coordination with internal stakeholders across different departments to help facilitate accurate
and timely client reporting and performance.

Key responsibilities
  • Production of monthly and quarterly performance figures, ensuring the accuracy of performance data across the
  • entire client base through completion of validation controls and outlier investigations within the performance
  • engine Statpro Revolution, and timely resolution of identified data quality issues
  • Preparation and production of monthly and quarterly client reporting in a timely and efficient manner
  • Assist and lead in improving processes, attend project working groups and facilitating deliveries
  • Production and dissemination of client data to third parties for onward reporting requirements
  • Portfolio depreciation reporting to ensure compliance to regulation
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders

Job description
  • Maintaining and updating procedures where applicable
  • Production of quarterly statistics / KPI's
  • Data Quality Control around other aspects of reporting i.e. SORP, SIPP, IFRS, Market Value and Fair Value


The Client Reporting and Performance team sits within the Investment Support department. This is a developing role,
as it is an established team that has grown and is acquiring additional responsibilities from across the business.

Experience & knowledge required

The candidate will have had exposure to and/or be from a Wealth Manager, Asset Manager or outsourced provider,
with experience in Performance & Reconciliations. An operational processing background and working knowledge of
the reconciliation function is preferable, as the candidate will be dealing with large volumes and manual data.

Key to the role is a thorough understanding of how the investment process operates and what impacts performance as
the Investment Support department are placed at the heart of the business and interact with stakeholders across the
business on a daily basis. Knowledge of the investment structure from Front Office through to Back Office is desirable
but not essential to the role.

Due to the varied and high-pressured nature of the role, the candidate must demonstrate and be able to deal with
volume, maintain high standards of diligence and accuracy while adopting best practice, in a high pressured
environment at all times. The candidate must be comfortable with change through process automation and evolving
business needs.

  • Desirable skills (Essential):- Manually calculating performance of funds and portfolios, Excel (Vlookups, IF
  • statements)
  • Desirable skills (Not essential to the role):- StatPro Revolution, Python, VBA, Bloomberg, IRESS Software Systems
  • The candidate will demonstrate the following:-
  • Have strong attention to detail, inquisitive and a proactive 'can-do' attitude
  • The ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritise between them
  • Have good oral and written communication skills with an ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Effective autonomous problem solver and holistic thinker, who can find practical solutions to often complex issues
  • Absolute focus on the client and speed of service
  • Appreciation of the Ruffer brand and the values it embodies

Diversity & Inclusion

Ruffer strives for a diverse and inclusive workplace where our staff respect and understand individual differences. To
create a truly inclusive culture, we aim to recruit, develop, and retain diverse talent and we positively encourage
applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital
or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
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