Investment Data Analyst/Sr. Investment Data Analyst- Middle Office
The Hartford - Hartford, CT

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WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

HIMCO is currently seeking an Investment Information Data Analyst / Senior Investment Information Data Analyst to join our Data Management Group. This individual will report to the manager of the Data Integrity Group.

DATA INTEGRITY GROUP BACKGROUND:
The Data Integrity Group, part of the larger Middle Office Group, ensures and improves the accuracy, timeliness, consistency and completeness of security-level to enterprise-wide data. Data control and integrity oversight applies to information ultimately used in making investment decisions, transacting securities, exercising compliance and controls over investment processes, and communicating portfolio and holdings information to internal and external clients. This information includes security reference, derived, fundamental, and analytical or market data.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION?

This is a highly visible position. Successful incumbents will be responsible for:

Providing front-line quality assurance and controls for data used in the investment management process as well as for executive, portfolio management, mutual fund and client reporting.

Modeling security masters on new or existing investments in a timely and accurate manner. Covers the entire spectrum of fixed income securities including investment grade and high yield bonds, mortgage-backed securities, CMBS, ABS, municipals, emerging markets, private placements, non-dollar, whole loans, agricultural loans, bank loans, as well as equities.

Reviewing daily data integrity reports and reconciliations; performing periodic asset scrubs to maintain the accuracy and integrity of security master data.

Partnering with other areas of HIMCO on projects and new product initiatives.

Modify existing and periodically create new controls and procedures to mitigate risk and increase efficiency.

Trouble shoot data issues by working with traders, analysts, PMs, compliance, operations, marketing, vendors, etc.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems, Mathematics, Finance or

Economics.

High degree of initiative and intellectual curiosity, especially in Investments.

Highly proficient in Excel. Experience with relational databases, querying languages, VBA and report automation is a plus.

Exceptional analytical skills, strong oral and written communications skills, meticulous and detail-oriented.

Must be a team player, problem solver, critical thinker, self-motivated and possess integrity and a strong work ethic.

Ability to work independently on concurrent tasks and adhere to deadlines.

Able to easily adapt to changing priorities.

Able to meet high expectations for precision and accuracy.

Must be highly organized and have a hunger to learn.

CFA or CFA candidate is a plus.

NOTE:
The successful candidate cannot have made a political contribution that violates federal, state or local pay-to-play requirements as covered by SEC Rule 206 (4)-5.

About Hartford Investment Management Company

Hartford Investment Management is committed to being a leading provider of investment management solutions. As of September 30, 2012, we managed approximately $146.7 billion in assets on behalf of insurance companies, corporate retirement plans, public funds, endowments, foundations, and other institutional clients. We specialize in fixed income management, offering a variety of single sector and customized strategies including High Yield, Emerging Markets Debt, TIPS, Corporates, and Liability-Driven Investments as well as Multi-Sector strategies. In addition, we offer capabilities in absolute return strategies such as hedge fund of funds and an unconstrained bond strategy.

Our skill in fixed income asset management is defined by our ability to identify relative value at the sector and security level, as well as our ability to evaluate the market’s misinterpretation of economic fundamentals when positioning overall credit risk, duration and yield curve and volatility. Using rigorous fundamental and quantitative research that is informed by our macroeconomic view, we seek to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns across our fixed income platform by identifying undervalued opportunities and by exploiting market mispricing within the framework of a risk-controlled and disciplined investment process.

As part of one of the oldest financial services companies in the

United States

, HIMCO has developed a strong results-oriented culture based on delivering superior investment solutions to our clients. We thrive on our ability to harness the insights and experience we have garnered over several decades to help our clients face the challenges of today's financial markets. While experience is an important contributor to our success in investment management, we also realize the importance of innovation and evolving markets. Accordingly, we have created a structure and culture for our firm that we believe positions our clients to benefit from tomorrow's opportunities and challenges.

WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION

OPPORTUNITY

?

At The Hartford, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more.

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?

The

Hartford

is an Equal Employment

Opportunity

and Affirmative Action Employer.

The

Hartford

maintains a drug-free workplace.

Committed to Building Inclusion and Leveraging Diversity

** NO AGENCIES PLEASE **

HIGHIMCO

Job Function

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Performance Measurement

Primary Location

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United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Schedule

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Full-time

Job Level

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Individual Contributor

Education Level

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Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Job Type

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Standard

Shift

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Day Job

Employee Status

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Regular

Overtime Status

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Exempt

Travel

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No

Job Posting

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Jan 17, 2013, 7:12:17 PM

Remote Worker Option

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No

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