PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Performance Specialist - Investment Oper in DES MOINES, Iowa

Performance Specialist - Investment Operations - #222398Job Area:InvestmentsBusiness Area:PGI OtherLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:11/12/2018It's not what we do...It's who we are.At The Principal, every role supports a greater purpose - to give real people an edge in planning and protecting their financial lives. And after more than 130 years of service, we've never had a more vibrant and dynamic global team united in our purpose.Through community involvement, innovative financial solutions and dedication to career development, we make a difference in millions of lives every day, including our employees'.Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you enjoy delivering on key operational goals while keeping the big picture in mind? Are you motivated to challenge the current process and solve complex problems? Principal Global Investors is looking for individuals just like you.Our team is hiring experienced, energetic individuals who will play a key role in supporting global growth of an asset manager, reducing risk, gaining efficiencies and strengthening relationships with across all business partners.*Our teams in Investment Operations play a key role in supporting PGI's boutiques through delivering a scalable operating model with a strong focus on managing the control environment and reducing risk. Our global team is responsible for middle office functions all of which focus on providing timely and accurate data to investment teams & clients globally. Individuals may also become involved in projects related to continuing to improve our organization and move toward our desired state.Responsibilities:Develop advanced understanding of unique investment strategies managed by multiple investment boutiques within PGI and apply the investment knowledge to support the investment management processBuild relationships with multiple areas across the organization including the Front Office, Marketing, Investment Operations, and fellow team members.Use problem solving skills to resolve anomalies in performance related data and implement risk reducing solutionsExplore and implement new processes to add value to the investment management processProduce performance data for current clients and to attract new clients to PGI through various channelsSupport the analytic tool for the front office by creating custom formulas and data validationPerform calculations, analysis, research, and report preparation to support performance measurement and portfolio management processes and tools.Qualifications:Who are we looking for?Intellectual Curiosity: Desire to recognize patterns, trends, themes, and connections in information to develop innovative ideas and solutionsProblem Solving: Accurately identify and assess problems and effectively arrive at solutionsConstructive Engagement: Expresses ideas and thoughts, constructively resolves conflict, and encourages others to the sameTeam Player: Proactively build and maintain positive relationships with the team and across business unitsEmpowerment: A team member who is self-motivated, takes initiative, and can work independently as well as collaborate with multiple teamsLifelong Learning: Drive to work in a fast pace environment embracing continuous learning opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and competenciesRequired Skills:Bachelor's degree in business field including finance, accounting, MIS or engineering field such as economics, statistics, mathematics, business analytics or computer science required.Prefer candidates who are actively pursuing or have MBA, CFA, CIPMPrefer candidates with prior investment performance, analytics or statistics experienceDemonstrate understanding of investment asset types such as Fixed Income instruments, Derivative Instruments and EquitiesExperience with industry tools such as FactSet, Bloomberg, Aladdin, POINT, Sylvan, Eagle, and/or similar performance/in