Portfolio Data Analyst

Organisation and environment

The Univest Company B.V. is Unilever’s in-house central investment services company responsible for overseeing the c. EUR 23bn of assets of Unilever’s 75+ worldwide pension schemes in 40+ countries. The Univest Company will provide services to Unilever and Unilever’s pension schemes, ranging from simple advice and assistance to reviewing and fully implementing investment strategies including assisting plans to better manage risk and invest responsibly.
Pension assets and liabilities are significant items on Unilever’s balance sheet and the other financial
metrics (P&L and cash) are also material in the context of Unilever as a whole. The Univest Company also has responsibility for running Unilever’s range of cross border asset pooling vehicles (the Univest vehicles) in which multiple different Unilever pension funds invest. Univest Company employees are split across the UK and Netherlands, operating as one team.The role will predominately involve supporting the portfolio managers in the investment team with data and analytics covering equity and fixed income investment strategies. Strategies include investment grade credit, high yield and senior bank loans, developed market equities, emerging market equities, emerging market debt, alternative fixed income asset classes(such as ABS, private debts), equities, private equity, hedge funds, real estate and ESG driven investments. The role enables candidates to work in projects with other product groups, clients and operations. The role is an analyst role with the potential to evolve into a portfolio manager position.

Position

  • Support the investment team in their day-to-day activities across the various strategies and asset classes for which they are responsible.
  • Preparation of fund reports used by the portfolio managers that cover risk, performance attribution and other investment characteristics.
  • Monitoring the ESG characteristics of the equity funds and reporting on progress made to achieve sustainability objectives.
  • Preparation of select sustainability reports for Univest clients.
  • Support the team when working on various projects. Projects can include new external investment manager searches, client presentations, portfolio risk monitoring and asset rebalancing.

Candidate

  • MSc degree
  • A level of financial awareness and good understanding of pensions and investment management
  • Experience using financial data sets and creating reports
  • Experience with sustainability-related investment products a plus
  • Progress towards completing the CFA Program a plus
  • Experience/Interest in financial markets and products
  • The ability to work independently to meet deadlines on the projects and tasks assigned
  • Ability to understand, interpret and explain financial and investment-related data
  • Ability to quickly learn various software programs related to investment data and to automate report processes; an understanding of Power BI and FactSet a plus
  • Strong written communication skills in English
  • Interest and high-level understanding of important themes related to sustainability

Offer

  • A competitive salary package according to role & experience
  • Attractive short and long term incentives
  • Company Pension (Only applicable if based in the Netherlands)
  • Flexible career opportunities
  • Library full of learning & well-being resources whenever and wherever
  • An exciting & dynamic work environment where you can make things happen

Information – Dick Macrander- info@macrander.nl – 06-33315227