Portfolio Compliance Analyst - Charles River

Job Title: Portfolio Compliance Analyst - Charles River
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £550 - £650 per day
Job list.duration: 6 Months
REF: OJAIGM2_1569837373
Contact Name: Jack Sears
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Oliver James Associates have been mandated by a leading UK asset management firm based in London to search for an experienced Charles River Compliance Analyst on a contract basis. This role will be very hands-on in terms of the coding into Charles River and aiding with the implementation of Pre- & Post-Trade restrictions across all asset classes. The client offers a very desirable working culture and the chance to join a market-leading asset manager.


  • Reviewing client contracts and contract amendments to identify all required restrictions
  • Working with Compliance teams and Regulatory experts to identify Regulatory restrictions
  • Working with Internal Management to identify additional Internal Management restrictions
  • For each identified set of restrictions, identifying the data sets required to support the coding
  • Working with the rest of the team to apply and enforce agreed Standards and Definitions
  • Liaising with Fund Managers, Product Managers, Client Relationship Managers and locally based team members to ensure correct interpretation and agreement to the proposed restrictions prior to coding
  • Coding the restrictions into the Charles River platform
  • Ensure rule is accurate and fit for purpose by carrying out positive and negative scenario testing
  • Ensuring that all new rules coded into Charles River relating to Regulatory/ Client/Product restrictions are tested adequately both for accuracy of coding and interpretation
  • Ensuring that the interpretation of all Regulatory/Client/Product restrictions are captured in Portfolio Monitoring systems accurately and in a timely fashion
  • On-going maintenance and improvement of the Portfolio Monitoring processes with a focus on standardisation and automation


  • Educated to degree level
  • Charles River Advanced Coding or equivalent
  • Investment operations qualifications (IAO/IAQ) or Investment Management Certificate
  • Intermediate to advance Excel knowledge (VBA would be useful)
  • Good interpersonal skills - including verbal and written communication skills
  • Determined, self-motivated and resourceful to achieve objectives
  • Ability to absorb, interpret and apply information effectively
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem solving ability

This is a contract role based in London paying up to £650 for a duration of 6 months. The project is likely to be at least 12 months so there is a high likelihood of extension.