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Job Title: Assistant Manager, Front Office Data Steward

Company: Multinational Investment Firm

Corporate Title: Flexible Salary Range: Generous Package
Location: Singapore Date Open: Jan 2021

Responsibilities / Duties:

A key role in the new function is that of a small team of Data Stewards. Reporting to the Team Leader and working within a data governance framework, the Data Steward is responsible for the stewardship of the investment data that resides in Aladdin and/or the Data Management Platform (DMP), ensuring the data is complete, consistent, fit for purpose and ready for consumption for all end users. 

Front office data steward’s key accountabilities will include: 

  • The daily review and validation of daily Security Master
  • Resolution of exceptions to ensure data integrity. 
  • Set up and ongoing maintenance of new securities, portfolios, and benchmarks 
  • Sourcing and Onboarding of new market data like market indexes and Aladdin unsupported data
  • Maintaining specific custom information such as internal ratings, customized sectors. 
  • Continuous updates of standard operating procedures along with the new releases 
  • Provide data management input for the Change requests/new initiatives raised by various business teams 
  • Provide input to requirement documents, use cases and other papers as required. 
  • Ensure all new procedures are documented and agreed. 

In the initial set-up of the function, the Data Steward will have the following responsibilities: 

  • Creation and maintenance of new securities in Aladdin.
  • Monitor the data integrity in Aladdin
  • Manage and monitor data exceptions 
  • Provide support to the ad-hoc queries related to security analytics, static data, pricing, etc., to the front office teams 

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business/Finance or related disciplines
  • An excellent understanding of a wide range of tradable instruments
  • Strong analytical and communication skills Data management experience in large banking institution especially Investment Services sector
  • Prior experience using investment platforms, previous experience using Blackrock is desirable
  • Knowledge of R & Python programming skills is a plus
  • Good understanding of Front Office, Trade Lifecycle and Operations processes and Understanding of the data management governance frameworks
  • Working knowledge of data vendor systems such as Bloomberg, Reuters, S&P, etc. Excellent customer focus and high level of accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of the small team.