Senior Investment Risk Analyst – Equity Funds

  • Competitive
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 20 Feb 18 2018-02-20

Senior Investment Risk Analyst – Equity Funds

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

The Senior Investment (Performance and) Risk Analyst will work with members of the Performance Analysis and Investment Risk (PAIR) team to analyze portfolio risk and performance for domestic and international equity funds. This position will liaise with other PAIR teams as well as with key clients including Risk Managers/Consultants, Investment Analysts/Managers, Client Services and Marketing.

  • This role supports equity and balanced investment strategies so the ideal candidate will have prior experience with equity and balanced securities and derivatives.
  • The ideal candidate will also have strong analytical skills and investment risk and performance experience.
  • Excellent organization, communication, and a diligent approach to problem solving are required.
  • A willingness to dive into detail as well as oversee and guide processes and small to medium size projects is necessary in this role.
Responsibilities include:

  • Review portfolio attribution, risk statistics and performance by analyzing the accuracy and quality of the underlying data.
  • Identify and resolve data issues impacting risk reporting, characteristics, attribution and performance.
  • Provide commentary for portfolio attribution and performance.
  • Ensure reports are delivered to the appropriate client(s) and/or provided via automated processes to downstream systems by the agreed upon date.
  • Maintain performance, composite and/or benchmark information.
  • Review automated validation controls and complete issue resolution processes, as needed.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for risk statistic, characteristic and performance information.
  • Remain current on risk and performance related trends, topics and issues.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 4-7 years of Risk Analysis and Performance experience in the mutual fund / investment industry; portfolio risk consulting, investment performance.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance, math or other quantitative discipline.
  • Progress toward or completion of CIPM, FRM, CFA, or MBA.
  • Experience with FactSet and BarraOne.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, as well as a highly proactive and energetic client service focus.
  • Strong quantitative skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical theory and a good understanding of financial instruments and markets.
  • A thorough understanding of multi-asset class performance and risk. This entails a clear understanding of analytic calculations around derivatives instruments at the security and portfolio levels.
  • Experience communicating complex financial topics with the ability to successfully articulate quantitative concepts to audience(s) unfamiliar with those same concepts.
  • Experience consulting with financial professionals, including Portfolio Managers and Chief Investment Officers preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of database functionality and enterprise information systems.
  • Ability to work independently, think out-of-the-box and provide analysis and recommendations with credibility and confidence.
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards -the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center
  • Onsite cafeteria
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Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.