Data Analyst – Risk Management - NYC Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group, LLC - New York, NY


Data Analyst – Risk Management

NYC Private Equity - Investment Management Firm

J Harlan Group is currently conducting a search for an experienced and highly motivated Data Analyst – Risk Management at a prominent NYC Private Equity - Investment Manager.

The firm is a leading investment manager specializing in the private equity sector, is looking for an Analyst to join its dynamic and rapidly growing Risk Management - Labs team in NY. Labs is the firm’s data platform and technology hub, formed in 2020 to optimize and scale data and technology products for its users Labs’ mission is to leverage data, increase optimization, and productize innovation. Their unique ability to collect, analyze and productize data – via proprietary data, public data, and data partnerships – informs and augments the firm’s ability to drive more opportunities across various investment strategies. They come from a diverse set of backgrounds – academia, tech, finance, etc. – and are agile with an entrepreneurial mindset, frequently testing new ideas and approaches to challenge their perspectives and incorporate that edge into everything they build.

The Risk Management Data Analyst will work as the “domain expert” for the Risk Management Team. You will also be a member of Labs and work closely with the existing data analysts and data engineers, ensuring that all data and analytics needs for Risk are addressed effectively. Whether it’s financial modeling, querying data to analyze credit or simply building a dashboard, you are the human touchpoint to data, enabling the team to answer business questions with data-driven solutions.

An exciting opportunity to be a key part of the growth of the firm!

This individual will be a significant contributor in enabling their vision and helping the organization to grow and improve their businesses. To be successful in this role you must be highly detail oriented and organized, able to meet assigned deadlines and have first class communication and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

The Data Analyst – Risk Management will be responsible for:

  • Be solely focused on the Risk Management Team’s data needs, assisting with building and automating reporting, further enabling their ability to recognize opportunities to offset risk
  • Assist in the research, modeling and presentation of hedges and risk related trades, while using your data expertise to streamline the delivery and presentation of information
  • Lead the initial research of quantitative (interest rates, swaps, counterparty pricing trends, etc.) and qualitative (commodity trends, Fed policy, Firmwide assets, etc.) risk trends across all verticals
  • Track the administration, scheduling and performance of various hedges and risk related initiatives
  • Proactively monitor and optimize risk management strategies, utilizing and incorporating data-driven tools to direct the approach
  • Assist in collecting and standardizing the applicable data to monitor ongoing credit worthiness of the firm’s counterparties
  • Strategically work with Labs to ingest and standardize any new datasets that might enhance the firm’s ability to conduct further risk or counterparty credit analysis
  • Help design and monitor processes for testing all incoming data on a continual basis to ensure information delivery is accurate and timely
  • Work closely with Labs (product and engineering), utilizing data pipelines and turning data feeds into outputs that fit the Risk Team’s needs
  • Serve the Risk Team’s data requests with a “user first” mindset while liaising with product, engineering and data science to provide high quality responses
  • Assist in productionalizing data outputs using BI tools, such as PowerBI, or scripting languages such as Python/R

The ideal candidate would have a background including:

  • 1-2 years of experience working with large datasets within industries such as manufacturing, finance, freight/supply chain, or rail
  • A demonstrated understanding of mathematics and data, as well as spreadsheet principles and data slicing techniques
  • An in-depth knowledge of Excel
  • 1-2 years of experience with SQL
  • A demonstrated experience with managing models in PowerBI/Tableau
  • The ability to catch discrepancies in data, but you don’t get lost in the minutiae and have an ability to see the data story holistically
  • A desire to learn about finance, data analytics and industrial transportation
  • A “user first” mindset and understand the need to simplify for the user’s benefit
  • Excellent interpersonal (written and verbal) skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • The willingness to take on what’s needed to support the team, even if it is outside of your core responsibilities
  • Have a “start-up” mindset and as a result have a willingness to take on what’s needed to support the team, even if it is outside of your core responsibilities.
  • Tenacious and persistent, unafraid to ask questions and get to the bottom of challenges


  • Strong academic record and a bachelor’s or higher degree

Bonus but not mandatory:

  • Financial modeling
  • Coding in Python/R or other scripting languages
  • Working on credit analyses at a financial firm or bank
  • Leveraging tools like Bloomberg Terminal or CapIQ for credit analyses and/or other risk related projects

An individual who loves solving deep and complex investment related matters and wants to have an outsized impact with the products and solutions they deliver. An individual with a passion for data analysis within the investment’s community, high level of intellectual curiosity, a commitment to excellence and an unparalleled drive to deliver world-class services.

About the Client:

The firm is a leading investment manager specializing in the transportation sector. Founded in 2014, the firm is an investment firm that targets real asset investment opportunities that are cash yielding with downside protection. The firm combines a team with deep, longstanding relationships and financial and operating expertise in rail, aviation, and intermodal with an entrepreneurial mindset and culture.

Their team of professionals provide extensive experience in investments, portfolio management, risk management, data analytics, credit analysis and industry-specific operations. Today, the firm manages over $2bn of investor capital across various industrial and transportation related verticals, with office locations in NYC, Chicago and St. Louis. Due to the firm’s dynamic and forward-thinking approach, the capital commitments have tripled in the past three years. Today, the firm manages just under $4.0 Billion of real assets across freight railcars, commercial aircraft, and intermodal.

They seek candidates who are high-energy self-starters who want to join an investment management firm on the leading edge of financial markets. The management team needs individuals of the highest professional caliber who are leaders, problem solvers, analytic, detail-oriented, and entrepreneurial. Everyone at the firm works side-by-side with the firm’s senior partners in a highly collaborative and charged investment environment.

Successful candidates are:

  • Analytic and relentless in pursuit of the right answer
  • Strong communicators who excel at rapid synthesis
  • Able to demonstrate sound business judgment
  • Able to digest complexity while maintaining an understanding of the “big picture” of business needs
  • Team players who are energized by a collaborative enterprise

The firm’s employees maintain the highest professional and ethical standards. The firm has earned a reputation for honesty, fair dealing, and transparency in a competitive industry. They believe that these standards are the foundation for superior investment performance and are critical to delivering performance to clients.

Posted On: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Position Contact
Jerry Goldberg
Manager Director
(212) 792-0099

After years as a Senior Financial Services Executive, I have decided to make a career change and leverage my vast knowledge of the financial services and technology industry as an executive recruiter and have opened an executive search and recruiting firm "J Harlan Group, LLC' specializing in technology and financial services talent search.

Financial Services Executive with expansive Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Brokerage, Commercial Banking and Insurance experience. With combined expertise as a Chief Information Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Principal/Consultant, my responsibilities have expanded a broad cross-section of business disciplines – technology, strategic planning, operations management, HR, administration, outsourcing, business development, strategic partnering, product development, financial operations and reporting, client relationship management.

Specialties: • Leadership authority for building and managing the technological, operational, and administrative platforms for financial services organizations.

• Contributed significantly to starting, developing and building a privately-held organization into a $1 billion market cap publicly traded company on the NYSE within five years of inception.

• Recognized achievements in building top-performing, best-in-class organizations capable of supporting corporate objectives.

Contact: – 212-792-0099 – 

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