Northern Trust

Investment Analytics Consultant

Riyadh/ Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Feb 2024
04 Mar 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world’s most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.


Investment Risk and Analytical Services (IRAS) provides Investment Performance and Risk Measurement reporting and analysis, Compliance Guideline Monitoring, and Private Markets reporting and analysis across the Corporate pension funds, Public Funds, Foundations and Endowments, Wealth Management, Global Family Office, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Investment Management client segments.

IRAS utilizes a suite of both proprietary and vendor reporting applications to deliver a broad range of investment analysis from rates of return and attribution analysis to risk modelling and guideline monitoring.

This analysis supports the end to end investment management process through the planning, monitoring, measurement and evaluation stages.

IRAS works in tandem with multiple operational and client service focused groups across Northern Trust.

The IRAS Consultant uses specific knowledge of the investment analytics and client-servicing disciplines to achieve goals through own work.

Has specific knowledge and expertise in financial markets and financial concepts, typically gained through formal education and equivalent experience. Uses expertise to provide guidance to others as a project manager or consultant.

Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines. Solves complex problems.

Works independently; receives minimal guidance. Leads projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for on-going activities or objectives. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Solves complex problems
  • Takes a new perspective on existing solutions
  • Exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information
  • Impacts a range of client, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams
  • Identifies and implements process improvements
  • Works within broad guidelines and policies
  • Independently manages client relationships of varying complexity (independently evaluating and responding to client inquiries, determining service requirements, providing training, producing client reporting, and helping clients interpret financial metrics to understand the impact of their investment decisions)
  • Regularly Interfaces with senior staff at Northern Trust and/or client offices (CIOs, Treasurers, Directors of Investments), without (or with minimal) oversight
  • Provides leadership to internal IRAS, operations, and client servicing partners to problem solve client issues and requests
  • Provides data quality oversight, assistance with prioritization of work, and mentorship to less tenured team members
  • Leads client projects and provides solutions to client requests
  • Assists management with strategic projects and initiatives


  • Requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines
  • Applies best practices and how own area integrates with others
  • Is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market
  • Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus
  • Uses insights into how the IRAS team integrates with other Northern Trust teams within Business Services, C&IS, and Wealth Management to coordinate efforts and resources to achieve shared and individual objectives, as well as to provide leadership in solving cross-practice problems
  • Expected to use judgement to make decisions without seeking approval
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
  • May lead small projects with manageable risks and resource requirements
  • Provides formal and informal guidance to less tenured team members
  • Accountable for own contributions
  • Experience in investment analysis or trust-investment related background, investments operations, client-servicing, or transferable experience from a related field
  • Interest in, or progress towards advanced degree, CFA, CIPM, CAIA or other investments-related professional designation is a plus
  • Prior client-servicing or sales experience required
  • Business judgment is required in order to quickly assess a situation and proactively develop solutions to complex client needs
  • Use of Microsoft Office tools, advanced Excel skills preferred
  • Effective organizational, written, and verbal client servicing skills.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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