Reference Data Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 15 Jan 19

Reference Data Analyst


Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


The Reference Data Analyst ("The Analyst") will be part of the Portfolio Data Team within Portfolio Services. Portfolio Services provides each of Wellington's investment teams with the data, controls, and support they need to ensure that their investment intent is accurately reflected in accordance with client regulatory and operational requirements.  Other teams within Portfolio Services include Portfolio Implementation, Portfolio Guideline Monitoring and Performance, Portfolio Service Management, and Portfolio Accounting.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Portfolio Data management team and internal clients to develop and monitor sound workflows, controls, and procedures
  • Identify opportunities and lead efforts to increase productivity, develop scalability, improve data quality, and augment controls
  • Assist manager with the oversight of daily processes and client service
  • Timely, accurate, and thorough support of complex and routine reference data inquiries
  • Identification, ownership, and resolution of business and systems issues through interaction with IT, data vendors, brokers, and internal clients
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement process improvements
  • Strong understanding of data flows and systems utilization of security master file data
  • Execute daily validation and initiation procedures, ensuring the integrity and consistency of data across multiple platforms
  • Work closely with Portfolio Data management team, Portfolio Management, Investment Compliance, Trading, and Legal to understand new security purchases and validate client permissibility and regulatory restrictions
  • Identify key reference data and client permissibility language in official source documentation (offering documents/Prospectus)

The successful candidate for this position is likely to:
  • The candidate is required to have a Bachelor's degree with relevant financial services industry experience
  • Exhibits a proactive nature and approach to learning, problem identification and problem resolution
  • Thoroughness, attention to detail and the ability to think and work independently and within a team environment
  • Strong organizational, prioritization and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Quick learner with ability to apply business and industry knowledge
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Desire to succeed and the ability to self-motivate and motivate others
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-pace work environment
  • Ability to think creatively and initiate projects that lead to improved implementation of strategies and trades
  • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism are essential
  • Knowledge of fixed income instruments is a plus

Reference Data Analyst

Data Operations

100 Federal Street

As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management considers all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .