Performance Solutions Analyst


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Investment Managers

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), the investment management company within Irish Life Assurance, part of Great-West Lifeco (GWL) Group, manages assets of over €100bn. ILIM provides investment products and solutions to both institutional and retail clients, offering a full range of active and indexed fund management products.
We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few.  Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (


Role Overview

The ILIM Performance Team has responsibility for both measuring the performance return of the investment strategies employed by Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) and Setanta Asset Managers (Setanta) and for confirming such strategies are performing in line with expectations. 

To meet this objective, the team is heavily dependent on the Performance Systems infrastructure and employs a Solutions Architect to ensure systems and supporting business process are properly designed and operating effectively. 
In response to an ever-expanding demand for additional services from its consumers, a vacancy has arisen in the team for a Performance Solutions Analyst, who will work alongside the Solutions Architect to ensure this demand is met.

The Performance Team use Simcorp Dimension as its Performance Measurement and Attribution system and are constantly redesigning work practices to take account of system capability.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to this agenda and participate in the design of and testing of new and improved solutions.

Key Accountabilities

•    Responsibility for the integrity of the Benchmark data on ILIM systems, ensuring daily data updates are received, processed correctly and data rejects/anomalies are addressed.
•    Ensuring that all new Funds setup to implement investment strategies are correctly configured on the Performance Systems and feeding through reporting as required.
•    Designing and maintaining Performance Team specific data classifications
•    Completing reconciliations to ensure related Performance Data is in sync across all systems
•    Completing the testing for annual system upgrades
•    Problem solving exceptions which occur in automated processes by diagnosing root-cause and carrying out remediation.
•    Designing solutions in response to business requirements, development and testing of such solutions, and successful handover / migration of solutions to the Production environment.
•    Developing and maintaining relationships with internal clients that facilitate effective collaboration on analysis and which ensures prompt sign off or approval of performance statistics.
•    Be proactive in identifying and delivering other process improvements or controls, and implementing new functionality that supports automation, risk reduction and the expansion of the function’s capabilities.
•    Work closely with and lend support to other team members for the completion of team duties.
•    Any other duties as assigned by the Team manager.

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills

The ideal candidate will have/be:

•    Degree qualification (or above) in a data driven or numerical discipline (such as Maths, Economics, Statistics, Accounting, Actuarial, Finance or Statistics, Engineering or Science). 
•    A proven problem solver, with a well-developed instinct for identifying causes of exceptions within automated processes and for developing solutions to remedy such situations. 
•    Good experience with data analysis, particularly in working with large sets of data, and in understanding how each element of our data interacts with each other and how they combine to contribute to the eventual outcome of the business process which consumes it.
•    Excellent mathematical competency and be able to verify that any specific calculated system output will be in accordance with the theoretical model for such calculations. 
•    Good ability to work collaboratively with the Solutions Architect, the Performance Team and with Investment Professionals in ILIM and Setanta, to develop the appropriate solution for business needs
•    Excellent interpersonal skills and use these to develop and maintain effective relationships.


Familiarity with investment markets and different investment asset classes, their specific return characteristics, and the purposes to which they are deployed in investment strategies would be considered an advantage for any applicant.

What we offer

•    Competitive salary and benefits package
•    Pension Contribution
•    Flexible hybrid working
•    Paid annual leave
•    Career Development Opportunities
•    Workplace wellbeing supports and events
•    Support for CFA or similar
•    We will develop and support you in your professional development through working with some of the most experienced investment professionals in Ireland as well as exposure to some of the most innovative clients the market has to offer

Behavioural Competencies

Operational Excellence and Process Improvement
Planning and Organising
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Communication and Influencing


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.



Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.



If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   


Irish Life Investment Managers supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland