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Data Management Analyst

Website PPM America Inc.

Working at PPM America, Inc.

Founded in 1990, PPM is a US-based institutional asset manager with $74 billion in assets under management. We have extensive expertise in providing investment solutions in public and private fixed income, private equity, commercial real estate debt, and CLO management. PPM prides itself on being a nimble, investment-led organization that is responsive to the opportunities that our teams discover together. Our mission is to deliver client specific solutions and world-class service to investors in the pursuit of their unique investment objectives.

At PPM, we pursue professionals who exhibit humbleness, directness, and dedication. Our communication style is informal, and we encourage open collaboration and give our teams the freedom to speak openly and share new ideas. This philosophy has been serving us well for decades: creating a low turnover rate and a high average tenure.  Our values guide our internal conduct and help define the type of relationships we share with our investors, affiliates, and other valued partners. We attract and retain the right people who believe in our culture and take ownership for delivering results. Above all, we’re passionate about giving back to our clients, to each other, and to our community.  We understand that community and purpose are just as important as the job description when finding your next career.

At PPM, we offer opportunities to get involved with a diverse network of peers and support the causes that are important to you. Your passion and talents can make a lasting impact on our organization and our community.

Portfolio Services

The Portfolio Services Department lives by the maxim that our work must be Timely, Complete, and Accurate.   Within that construct, Portfolio Services provides a broad spectrum of operational support in conjunction with owning the firm’s Investment Book of Record (IBOR) and a fiduciary oversight of client investments and assets.  Functionally oriented teams include Public & Private Operations, Performance Analytics, Data Management and Business & Product Reporting.   Portfolio Services faces off to the spectrum of Investment, Trading and Administrative groups within PPM as well as provides direct and indirect support to external clientele and their agents.


The Data Analyst Role exists within the Data Management Team which provides a centralized and coordinated function supporting the accounting, valuation, corporate actions, and security reference needs of PPM America’s many business units and clientele. The team leverages the organization through operating depth, developed skills, use of technology, process optimization and clear operating accountabilities. As an Analyst, the candidate will work closely with personnel in Investment Management, Performance Analytics, Securities Operations, IT and other groups and clients, as needed.

Role Specifics

In the Data Management Analyst role, the candidate will compile, validate, and report on all facets of Security attributes and characteristics on the firm’s investment book of record (IBOR) and Security Master.  The role will involve data and information fulfillment activities for the Security Master as well as administration of the firm’s Corporate Action processing activities.  The role will be active in valuation activities in conjunction with data integrity assurance within the firm’s Data Warehouse.  Process and workflow review activities will be required, as will a coordination of information flow and dissemination between multiple business units.  This role involves significant interaction with internal clients such as, portfolio management, quantitative research, administration, and marketing in addition to external clientele and market participants.


  • Serve as a primary resource and Subject Matter Expert (SME) in providing accounting and analytic support to a broad array of public and private security types.  Specific activities will include the validation and maintenance of security reference data such as price data, descriptive information, terms and conditions and various indicative data elements
  • Actively support Corporate Action event processing and the coordination of information flow between Portfolio Management, Custodian and Client entities
  • Generate standardized reporting and datasets for institutional client accounts across multiple asset classes, tailoring content for diverse audiences including management, investors and other interested parties and flex to ad-hoc requests and requirements for information
  • Develop a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the use, capabilities and maintenance of the Aladdin portfolio management system and related platforms within the PPM operational and systematic ecosystem
  • Ownership of reference data and investment characteristics of multiple security types while supporting Portfolio Management, Quantitative Research, Trading, and other Firm constituencies
  • Serve as the primary responsible in managing Class Action administration and processing

Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate is a self-starter and is passionate about financial services. The candidate should be effective working in a team environment, as well as have the ability to work independently on specific projects. The candidate should be professional, self-motivated, proactive, and results-oriented. The ability to interpret, present, and distill a variety of data is a must as the team serves as the gate keeper of security specific information to a broad audience. Specific attributes required:

  • BS degree or equivalent, preferably in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of two years of practical experience in public audit, financial services, management consulting or asset management operations
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of investment products and their characteristics
  • Functional understanding of institutional Corporate Action processing covering both equity and fixed income instruments
  • Exposure to and understanding of Class Action processing activities is preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and independently manage multiple deadlines and clientele simultaneously
  • Experience in preparing accurate and timely reports, analysis and presentations for management and clients
  • Unquestionable professional integrity
  • Critical thinking, analysis, troubleshooting, and problem-solving expertise
  • Advanced proficiency with the entire Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exposure to and demonstrative proficiency with third-party tools used in financial services such as: Bloomberg, ICE, Refinitiv, IHS Markit, Blackrock Aladdin or other portfolio accounting platform
  • Technical aptitude, such as with Power BI or another business intelligence system a plus; knowledge of Aladdin portfolio management system is very helpful
  • Additional credentials or progress toward an advanced degree or chartered industry designation (i.e., CFA, CPA, etc.) are a plus


At PPM, we offer opportunities to get involved with a diverse network of peers and support the causes that are important to you. Your passion and talents can make a lasting impact on our organization and our community.

Employment Benefits

Our employees go the extra mile every day, and the benefits of working at PPM reflect our commitment to supporting and enhancing their personal and professional lives. The plans and programs listed below are offered in collaboration with our parent company.

  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401k retirement plan with dollar-for-dollar matching contributions (up to 6% of salary)
  • Tuition and professional certification reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave
  • Adoption assistance
  • Holidays and paid time off
  • Paid time off to volunteer
  • Life insurance
  • Gift matching


Equal Employment Opportunity PPM America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we base our employment decisions without unlawful regard or consideration of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, non-job related disability, pregnancy or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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