Oaktree Capital Management

  • Assistant Vice President, GIPS Reporting Analyst, Fund Accounting

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-1530
    Job Department
    Accounting
  • Company Overview

    Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide.

    Responsibilities

    The GIPS Performance Assistant Vice President will be responsible for firm-wide oversight and ownership of Oaktree’s adherence to and claim of compliance with the GIPS standards.  This position encompasses all of Oaktree’s product lines, including marketable securities, evergreen funds, and private investment partnerships.   Additionally, the individual will support Oaktree’s marketable securities performance team in its continuing efforts for system development of performance analytics and attribution reporting.

     

    Responsibilities include:

    • Serve as the lead to Oaktree’s GIPS working group, which includes monitoring and disseminating new GIPS reporting requirements to members and stakeholders;
    • Staying informed of all regulatory requirements governing performance reporting;
    • Maintain and update firm-wide GIPS policies and procedures
    • Support all firm-wide aspects of composite construction, performance calculations, and creation/maintenance of compliant presentations;
    • Lead Oaktree’s annual GIPS verification efforts, including the coordination and gathering of supporting data requested by Oaktree’s independent verifier;
    • Review marketing materials where Oaktree’s claim of compliance is utilized to ensure compliance with the GIPS presentation and disclosure requirements and consistency of disclosures throughout materials;
    • Assist in compiling and maintaining performance records for composites, including maintaining documentation to support account inclusion/exclusion decisions;
    • Assist in defining appropriate benchmarks for composites and accounts, including any required research and/or creation of customized benchmarks as appropriate for the investment guidelines;
    • Interface with other departments including Portfolio Management, Client Services, Marketing and Compliance to complete ad hoc requests and to exchange information; and
    • Collaborate with Portfolio Management teams on analysis and approval of account and composite performance.

    Qualifications

    • 8+ years of investment performance-related experience including a detailed understanding of composite construction, performance calculation methodologies, and performance attribution;
    • Considerable understanding of GIPS standards; CIPM certificate holder preferred;
    • Fundamental knowledge of investment accounting; experience working with alternative asset classes, long/short strategies, leverage and complex derivatives a plus;
    • Proven ability to execute quickly and meet stated deadlines; and
    • Strong technical acumen including advanced Excel, Access queries, and working knowledge of Bloomberg and other related financial resources.

    Personal Attributes

    • Relationship Building; works effectively with strong, diverse teams of people with multiple perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. Ability to elicit cooperation from and gain the confidence of a wide variety of participants including other departments and third-party service providers.
    • Communication; excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
    • Independence & Collaboration; proficient at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment; able to drive work effectively with limited supervision (at times) with high attention-to-detail.
    • Flexibility & Organization; adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities; proven ability to multi-task and efficiently manage time across competing demands; able to effectively prioritize, execute tasks, and thrive in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
    • Driving Results; drives issues to closure; is a self-starter committed to achieving results and has a strong sense of ownership and follow-through.

    Education

    Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting. CPA is a plus.

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