B.F. Saul Company

Financial Services Data Analyst

Bethesda, MD
Job Category
Portfolio Analytics


The Portfolio Analytics team is responsible for calculating and reporting accurate performance. The Financial Services Data Analyst will ensure that performance data is provided in a timely and accurate manner to both internal and external clients. Ideally, the analyst will have a solid understanding of the investment management industry including performance calculations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight and management of the performance system including quality assurance
  • Develop and implement controls around data input and production output
  • Implement process improvements where necessary
  • Troubleshoot and correct inaccurate data in a timely manner
  • Develop reporting capabilities in the performance system
  • Respond to inquiries about performance methodology and reporting from portfolio managers, marketing and other internal teams including:
  • Identifying the reasons for an account's outperformance or underperformance versus a benchmark
  • Money-weighted versus time-weighted return
  • Different methodologies (IRR, linked modified Dietz, true time-weighted)
  • How asset allocation affects returns
  • Prepare recurring and ad-hoc reports for internal and external stakeholders, ensuring accuracy of results including returns-based analysis.
  • Assist in GIPS compliance and required documentation.
  • Work independently on projects but also provide support to and back up team-members as needed.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Independent problem solver and demonstrated experience in problem solving.
  • Strong technical abilities, programming experience and the drive to learn new systems, knowledge of SQL is a plus. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required and will be tested.
  • 1-3 years related experience and 5+ years total experience is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of investment management operations, with a focus on security valuation, portfolio accounting, or performance measurement is preferred.
  • Extensive experience working with performance measurement and portfolio accounting systems is preferred. Ideally, First Rate, FactSet (PA and SPAR), InvestEdge, Advent Axys and Bloomberg.
  • Candidates must be able to work well under pressure or juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Organized/detail-oriented/extremely thorough
  • Strong communication skills
  • CIPM designations is desired for this role (or progress towards)


  • 4 year college degree in Finance, Economics or related discipline

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed