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Janus Henderson Investors External Database and ESG Data Operations Manager in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The department

The Enterprise Data Management (EDM) department plays a crucial role in supporting the success of the business. We are responsible for developing and implementing a global Data Management model and Data Governance organization to support our fund management, trading, distribution, regulatory and operational areas with high quality data obtained from trusted and resilient sources.

Overview of the role

You are responsible for daily supervision of Market and ESG Data Operations Analysts, as well as assisting staff in performing various functions associated with maintaining all reference data (Investments, Product, Client, Corporate and ESG) across multiple external database systems (Morningstar, Bloomberg, Fundipedia, Consultant databases,etc.), for a variety of investment products, with the goal of providing accurate, timely data that is used for analytics, risk management, trading, finance, compliance, marketing and client reporting. This includes developing and analyzing daily, weekly and monthly reports to ensure accuracy, compliance and control.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Promote a culture of accountability and risk mitigation within the department.

  • Coordinate departmental workflow and assist staff by researching and resolving complex problems.

  • Evaluate employee performance and provide feedback, assess training needs and assist in team development.

  • Ensure data integrity and compliance by performing data cleansing, data audit and/or data validation

  • Set improvement targets, qualify and quantify the results of data quality efforts

  • Perform root-cause analysis on master data related system problems and recommend or execute corrective action

  • Recommend ways to strengthen data integrity, quality and availability across the enterprise

  • Work alongside IT, data stewards and internal business groups to develop effective, efficient, and transparent processes around the use of master data in systems

  • Build testing programs in stage environments to manage proposed changes in master data

  • Work with IT resources and data stewards to look for data anomalies by using data profiling tools

  • Maintain understanding of master data tools, downstream systems and data lineage rules

  • Assist in development and maintenance of operational policies and procedures

  • Maintain understanding of all internal stakeholders’ requirements and business processes

  • Develop daily, weekly, and monthly quality dashboards that show state of data errors and exceptions as well as progress toward specific data quality targets

  • Assist in the design, development, testing, and implementation of new processes and/or system improvements to ensure that the design meets business requirements while improving department efficiency and effectiveness

  • Work closely with mentioned external market data providers to ensure data is correct in their applicable databases, as well as ensure any required updates are completed in a timely manner and within SLAs

  • Maintain understanding of Janus Henderson ESG datasets and reporting requirements

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • Yes

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Significant operational data management experience within the financial services sector (preferably in the buy side)

  • Sophisticated knowledge of securities, product and client data

  • Experienced in data operations approaches, quality practices in large financial organization(s)

  • Experience with external databases (Morningstar, Bloomberg, etc.)

  • Understanding and experience with ESG datasets and reporting requirements

  • Experience within the financial services industry

  • Experience managing operational teams

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to build effective relationships at all levels of the business

  • Approachable and open minded

  • Strong analytical approach

  • Enjoys problem solving

  • Proactive in establishing processes and the best ways of working

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary

    Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

    All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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