Full Job Description
American Century Investments® is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—more than $1.7 billion — to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Frankfurt; Sydney; Los Angeles; and Mountain View, Calif. (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
Office of the CIO - Investments Business Management/Data Analyst
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
The Office of the CIO (OCIO) works directly with the firm’s CIO in setting and leading the department’s key strategic, business, leadership, and technology initiatives. The OCIO assists the Investment Department in its ongoing objective to deliver investment excellence to our clients through capabilities they prefer, ensure processes, technology and communication adapt to changes in the market and firm, and translates the office’s key activities and objectives into those that deliver value.
The primary role of the Investments Business Management/Data Analyst is to handle day-to-day initiatives of the Office of the CIO, maintain or manage various database and data management tools, advance the use of data and technology, and run key projects within the OCIO. Management of key internal relationships, including Investment Discipline CIOs, portfolio managers and analysts, sales and distribution team members, product management/marketing, legal, operations, and compliance, is required. A solid understanding of the asset management business and confidence interacting with a variety of teams and business partners across the firm are critical.
Daily responsibilities include maintaining the integrity of investment management data utilized for presentations, marketing tools and other sales materials. This position is expected to ensure the accuracy of the data for key tools, research and resolve data issues and provide support for client inquiries. This position requires both the ability to work independently as well as within a team structure as various projects arise.
Identify opportunities to transition existing processes to a more data-driven framework and serve as liaison with other business areas and technology to champion new ideas forward.
Serve as a business analytics leader helping to move the department toward a data-driven culture; possess a wide and deep understanding of ACI data and develop new tools to create efficiencies and improve reporting within the Office.
Manage/oversee and maintain necessary reporting to support the department and business, including but not limited to IOC, BOD, GIPS, SecureTrack, TARM, etc.
Serve as an Investment Management liaison as it relates to governance, oversight and reporting initiatives and committees, including but not limited to portfolio data governance, product data governance, GIPS, etc. Negotiate, collaborate and build trust with business partners to foster strong partnerships.
Monitor and maintain content management for the Investment Management group as it relates to the internal website (Connect) and the department’s Sharepoint site(s).
Serve as key point of contact for the Biography database – dashboard utilized by sales and RFP writers to represent key information about the investment management teams.
Assist with Global Investment Performance Standards Committee meetings and action items as a result of that committee and related projects/issues.
Provide the new account setup metrics required from Investment Management for new accounts.
Serve as a liaison with the Presentation team for materials provided by Investment Management.
Conduct ad hoc project as it relates to data, research and analysis across various investment disciplines.
Assist the SVP, Head of Office of the CIO with business management aspects of the department.
Identify opportunities for operational improvement to create efficiencies and improve productivity.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the investment strategies managed within the various disciplines.
Stay current with portfolio and risk analysis tools, industry events/developments and industry literature.
Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to determine priorities, plan, organize and follow through on assignments with minimal direct supervision
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, across all levels of an organization
Ability to prioritize multiple projects or tasks within tight deadlines, plan, organize and follow-through on assignments while providing consistent and high-quality output
Skilled in identifying and quickly resolving problems in a continuously changing environment
Strong degree of computer literacy
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Exhibit firm’s winning behaviors: Client focused, Courageous and Accountable, Collaborative, Curious and Adaptable, Competitively driven
Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience; CFA or enrollment in CFA Program preferred
Some experience with Tableau or other programmatic languages such as R and Python
Minimum of five years of investment or finance experience. A broad knowledge of the asset management industry required.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work with a variety of people at all levels in an organization
Experience with a variety of vendor applications and analytical tools preferred, i.e. FactSet, BlackRock Aladdin, Morningstar Direct, eVestment Alliance, Barra, etc.
Advance proficiency with Microsoft applications, particularly Excel
Strong data manipulation and technical skills
Strong analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and quantitative aptitude. Sound working knowledge of statistics and mathematics
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.
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