Investment Risk Analyst
Wellington Management - Boston, MA

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The Company
Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms. With US$746 billion in assets under management as of 30 November 2012, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 50 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. We welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

Position
Analyst, Investment Risk – Research Group has been approved as part of the Investments and Risk Management team. The primary focus of the group is “to make money for our clients through risk management”. As part of this, the group is focused on identifying, researching, and highlighting significant investment trends and major risks across our investment platforms. This encompasses equities, asset allocation, hedge fund, analyst driven and fixed income approaches. This group is actively involved in our portfolio oversight processes and serves on a number of our internal investment review committees. The team also acts as a broad investment/risk representative for the firm, advises on investment strategy with selected clients, and oversees $10 billion in multi-manager solutions offered by the firm.

Responsibilities
The role requires a strong working knowledge of risk analysis gained from significant experience in institutional investment management, risk management, and/or investment consulting. Experience with product management, analyst portfolios, multi-asset class investing, and derivatives would be considered a plus. The individual should possess the ability to recognize broad investment trends, determine the risk implications beyond the individual portfolio level, and communicate the resulting risks across our various investment platforms. The successful candidate will establish credibility through technical skill and stature in risk management, by building collaborative working relationships investment professionals, and through creating a shared vision of the benefits of more risk-aware decision making.

Qualifications
This person will interact closely with Global Industry Analysts, portfolio management teams, product management, and senior management and will need to possess excellent written and oral communication skills. In addition, the ideal candidate will have a strong analytical and systems background with an ability to learn new applications and create leading edge risk evaluation techniques.
•5-8 years of experience in portfolio management, risk management, investment risk systems, and/or investment consulting.
•Knowledgeable on cutting-edge risk research, familiar with best practices among competitors, and well grounded in academic and practitioner research.
•Strong understanding of securities analysis, portfolio construction, attribution analysis, and risk concepts.
•Capable of managing multiple projects with limited supervision.
•Creativity, thoroughness, and attention to detail are all essential traits, as is high energy and the ability to work well within a team.
•Risk application expertise, in particular Factset, RiskMetrics, Barra or APT
•A CFA and/or MBA is preferred, FRM certification will be considered a plus

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