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Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative - Investment Performance Analyst

Specialisterne is Recruiting!

Specialisterne connects qualified neurodivergent candidates to employment opportunities in numerous industries and sectors in Canada and the US.

To apply, you will have experienced barriers getting and/or maintaining meaningful employment and identify with one of the following:
  • Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Learning Disability (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome 

Specialisterne USA  is proud to partner with Goldman Sachs on a Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative.
At Goldman Sachs, the crux of our efforts is a focus on cultivating and sustaining a diverse work environment and workforce, which is critical to meeting the unique needs of our diverse client base and the communities in which we operate.

Descriptions of the roles are provided below. Applications must be submitted in full no later than Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 PM EST.

Investment Performance Analyst Intern
Goldman Sachs
10 Week Internship
Target Start Date: July 2023
Salt Lake City (on-site) 
7:00am - 5:00pm MT
Are you looking to apply your quantitative skills while deepening your understanding of the Private Wealth Management business? Our Performance team is seeking a professional who is looking to collaborate with other partners in the firm to ensure the accuracy of performance data in the Private Wealth Management systems and provide subject matter expertise on performance methodology. 

Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and control to preserve and enhance the firm’s assets and its reputation. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that develops the processes and controls that makes business flow.

The Performance team works closely with Private Wealth Management Business, Compliance, Technology, and other Operations teams globally to maintain performance data.  
The team is responsible for ensuring performance figures are accurate and implementing solutions to correct returns when necessary. 
Additionally, team members are the primary point of contact for global PWM performance questions.
Core Tasks:
In this job, employees:
  • Prepare to gain a comprehensive understanding of various performance methodologies and calculations in the PWM systems, including time-weighted return, internal rate of return and investment result performance reporting
  • Apply your quantitative skills as you conduct root cause analysis and drive resolution for performance return discrepancies
  • Showcase your client service skills as you partner with PWM Business to ensure client’s performance needs are being met in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Leverage your risk-management skills to successfully adhere to current controls while identifying areas where additional controls could be put in place

General Skills and Abilities
  • Analytical and problem solving ability to perform data quality checks, identify problems, and troubleshoot root causes
  • Quantitative skills to understand complex calculations such as time weighted and internal rates of return
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with teams and stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize accordingly
  • Ability to work independently and as a self-starter, as appropriate
  • Strong control focus and attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data

Digital/Technical Skills & Tools
Successful employees use the following:
  • Basic to Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel (ability to learn functions such as pivot tables, VLOOKUPS, etc.)
  • Basic skill level with Microsoft Word
  • Basic skill level with Microsoft Powerpoint 

*How Specialisterne defines skill levels:
  1. Basic - I can do this in simple situations with close or extensive guidance
  2. Between Basic and Intermediate
  3. Intermediate - I can do this in most situations, with occasional guidance
  4. Between Intermediate and Expert
  5. Expert - I can do this in exceptionally difficult situations with no guidance and I can be a key resource for others. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, math, management, information systems, business intelligence, or related field

Experience (Professional, Academic, Personal)
  • Experience within an office environment is a nice to have but is not required

Additional Information

Here’s how frequently the following types of communication and interaction are required to perform the job: 
  • Oral communication: Hourly
  • Email communication: Hourly-Constantly
  • Instant messaging: Constantly
  • Telephone communication: Hourly
  • Video communication: Daily
  • Interacting with supervisors: Hourly
  • Interacting with peers: Constantly
  • Interacting with customers: Infrequent
  • Selling or influencing others: Infrequent

Here’s what can be stressful on the job:
  • Working with shifting priorities
  • Effectively communicating with peers and leadership, including self-reporting needs
  • Working with short timelines when quick responses are needed 
  • Occasionally encountering system limitations or data delays

Here’s what is attractive about the company/role: 
  • Exposure to high level financial instruments and processes 
  • Strong, welcoming culture
  • Potential for growth and improvement

Workplace Support:
  • Specialisterne and our employer partners are committed to providing inclusive onboarding experiences and supporting new employees as they learn on the job 
  • All new hires continue to liaise with a Specialisterne Workplace Support Manager for their first twelve weeks on the job

The Recruitment Process

To be considered for this position, you won’t be interviewed by the employer. Instead, here’s how it works:

  1. Apply to the job: This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne USA. 
  2. Join our talent pool (if you haven’t already): Complete a talent pool questionnaire and a “Workplace Skills Inventory” (about your situation, job skills and how you work best), and a pre-employment assessment (this is an additional way to show your job skills/abilities instead of interviewing). 
  3. Create a job-specific Candidate Profile: If you meet the qualifications of the role, our talent acquisition team will give you access to your Candidate Profile. You will use it to answer job specific questions and/or complete a work sample exercise to showcase your skills for this role. 

*This program is only available for those who self-identify as being autistic or neurodivergent. For Specialisterne, this includes self-identification with the following: Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Learning Disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), Intellectual Disability, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Tourette Syndrome.*