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Performance Analytics Lead
The Vanguard Group, Inc. | Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

To oversee the development of investment performance analytics, risk statistics, and performance attribution analytics for Institutional Investor Services. To enhance the reputation of Vanguard as a thought leader through thoughtful and innovative performance and risk analysis related research.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Serves as deep subject matter expert and primary thought leader for investment performance reporting. Works with investment professionals team, senior leadership, and third party vendor to develop and introduce sophisticated and innovative investment performance analytics to satisfy the reporting needs of Vanguard clients.
* Stays abreast of industry developments related to performance analytics and fosters innovation by leading efforts to continually improve reporting capabilities to meet the evolving needs of sophisticated clients.
* Partners with third party vendor to build and maintain the technology and data infrastructure to meet the team's analysis and performance reporting needs.
* Researches and resolves issues surrounding client performance data including historical investment performance, benchmarks, and supplemental attribution and risk analytics.
* Provides senior leadership team with detailed analyses to glean insights on the evolving drivers of risk and return.
* Develops and maintains external relationship with performance reporting vendor by regularly interacting with vendor to ensure optimal platform performance and troubleshoot technical issues. Occasional external client interaction may be required.
* Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

* Undergraduate degree in an analytically oriented major, such as statistics, mathematics, economics or an applied social science. Graduate level preferred. Academic training in relevant subject matter and applied statistics preferred.
* Minimum five years of investment experience.
* CFA and/or CIPM highly preferred.
* Strong analytical skills and investment acumen. Understanding of alternative investments, portfolio accounting, and defined benefit plans.
* Solid understanding of investment concepts related to investment performance, attribution, and risk statistics.
* Ability to work well with others and achieve impactful results in dynamic and fast-paced environment.
* Strong verbal and written communications skills. Ability to effectively communicate complex, technical topics.
* Solid understanding of the institutional investment management industry and competitive landscape.

Special Factors

You should be aware this will designate you as a Fund Access Person and carries with it certain responsibilities and restrictions. For more information see the following article.

This is considered a covered department under Vanguard's Political Contribution and Fundraising Activity Policy and may be subject to greater restrictions than those set out in the policy. Prior to moving into this position you will be required to disclose all political contributions made within the last two years.

Vanguard is not offering visa sponsorship for this position.

About The Vanguard Group, Inc.

Company Description

In 1975, a small but uniquely structured mutual fund company came into being. More than a quarter-century later, Vanguard is internationally known for exceptional client service and the highest-value products in the industry.

Most investment firms are publicly traded or privately owned. Vanguard is different. We're owned by the Vanguard funds, which are owned by our clients. Helping our investors achieve their goals is our sole reason for existence. With no other parties to answer to and no conflicting loyalties, we can keep investing costs as low as possible.

At Vanguard, you'll be part of a culture that calls for doing what is right in every situation, every day.

A Choice of Locations:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • London, England
  • Paris, France
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Zurich, Switzerland

Quick Facts:

  • Corporate headquarters: Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
  • Founded: May 1, 1975.
  • Total assets: Approximately $1.7 trillion in U.S. mutual funds (as of December 31, 2011).
  • Number of funds: Approximately 170 U.S. funds (including variable annuity portfolios), plus additional funds in international markets.
  • Chairman and CEO: F. William McNabb III.
  • Number of employees (crew): Approximately 13,000 in U.S. and international locations (as of December 31, 2011).

Mission & Values


Our Mission:
Our mission is simple. We aim to help our clients—individuals, institutions, or financial advisors—reach their financial goals by being the world's highest-value provider of investment products and services. We accomplish this by offering a range of investment products, including low-cost mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, as well as investment-related services such as advice, brokerage, and retirement savings programs.

Our Ethics:
We pledge to adhere to the highest standard of ethical behavior and fiduciary responsibility in all that we do. We put our clients' interests first and we invest the majority of our assets alongside theirs. We communicate candidly about risks and costs, as well as rewards.

Our Investment Philosophy:
We believe that investing is a long-term proposition, not a matter of chasing short-term performance or investment fads. By focusing on low costs, diversification, and a long-term perspective, we can help position our clients for long-term investment success.

Working Here

As soon as you start working at Vanguard, you'll learn what's expected of you and what you need to do to achieve results. You'll have access to a wide variety of resources, receive support to help you succeed, and much more.

We continue to be recognized as a leader in the development of our crew. In fact, year after year, we rank high on Training magazine's "Training Top 125" list for our strong commitment to learning and professional career development.

Benefits

Best-in-class health care coverage, a generous retirement and savings plan, and life insurance are all part of the Total Rewards package you'll receive as a crew member—along with your compensation, work-life offerings, and conveniences. Our Total Rewards package is a big reason Vanguard is an employer of choice.