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Project Analyst

Chicago, Illinois, United States
November 12, 2018

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FESTUS OSAE-ASANTE 773-***-**** (cell)

Results- oriented Operational Investment analyst skilled in developing and implementing standardized policies and procedures. Financial data analyst able to analyze complex situations designed practical solutions and integrate cost effective plans to ensure client reporting accuracy. Proficient in analyzing financial reporting and matching results with the industry operational performance.



Core Competencies: Accounts payable, accounts receivable, securities processing, investment portfolio analysis, auditing, reconciliation, performance analysis, client servicing and Presentations

Strong skills in building productive interpersonal relationships, managing multiple projects concurrently, and applying resourcefulness to completing tasks; organized, detail-oriented, works well in fast-paced environments and have great tutorial skills.

Analyst experience includes analyzing, defining, documenting and delivering solutions per business needs.

Project Administrator experience includes scheduling, reporting, project plan maintenance, budget and cost control, and interfacing with key business contacts and stakeholders.

Reconciled financial reporting on a daily basis, periodic, and quarterly.

Computer/Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office (Word, Project, Excel, and Access); Lotus Notes, SharePoint, Passport, Wincoins, Ctaro, AIMS, Fundmaster (AS400), Morningstar, Sitecore, Lipper, GIM II,TLM, Vortex


UBS Financial Services (Contract) December 2017 – July 2018

Investment Administration Chicago, Il

UBS Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative financial solutions, outstanding execution and comprehensive access to the world's capital markets. New York, July 12- As part of the 2018 Euromoney Awards for Excellence, UBS was recently named the "world's best bank for wealth management.

Flow Coordination

Generate daily flows for clients from various platforms and analyze the details of each

Providing trade support to the trading team based upon information analyzed and generated.

Verifying and fixing breaks in client flows.

Advising PM on cash availability and if it is necessary to decrease or raise cash.

Business Transitions Asset Management

Verified closed accounts with cash balances and made arrangements for the cash balance to be transferred.

Set up client account based upon various countries’ specifications.

Asset, Cash and Income reconciliation.

Marketing Associate June 2017 – October 2017

Calamos Investments, Naperville, IL

Calamos Asset Management is a diversified global investment firm offering innovative investment strategies including U.S. growth equity, global equity, convertible, multi-asset and alternatives Assets under management: 20.1 billion

Researched various investment strategies for High End Income Funds, presented the findings to management to be used as a yardstick against Calamos High End Income Investment strategy

Generated Monthly and weekly performance reporting for the Marketing department to be used to make investment decisions

Northern Trust Company, Chicago, IL May 2004 – June 2017

Global asset management/servicing and banking firm serving individuals, families, and institutions; provides trust, custody, investment mgmt., and banking services; 16,500 employees; more than 20 international locations; $8.1 trillion in assets under custody,$1.1 trillion in assets under management,$135 billion in banking assets.

Lead Analyst ` June 2014 – June 2017

Supervised and provided continuous training to new and experienced staff, which decreased turn-over rate for the team and increased staff performance.

Documented procedures and streamlined processes increasing Valuation reporting team’s research efficiency.

Reviewed and updated existing documentation on client handling procedures for Limited Partnership and Alternative Assets improving turnaround time for analyzing client Net Asset Value (NAV).

Senior Operational Research Analyst Aug 2011 – June 2014

Monitored and researched daily Investment exceptions within all segments of Financial Valuation Reporting.

Recommended solutions to various segments regarding researched exceptions, resulted in reducing the department exception by 25%

Led analysts through the logical steps necessary for problem resolution.

Interfaced with multiple internal departments to correct discrepancies, verify funds, and review transaction codes; review daily exceptions reports. Resulted in a reduction in exceptions by 15%

Senior Analyst, Pension Fund Accounting Sept 2009 – Aug 2011

Monitored Wealth client activity to ensure timely and accurate recording of all transactions

Conducted investment performance analysis to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of all data provided to clients.

Provided support to Fund and Investment managers, making sure all trade, pricing and income related activities were recorded per SLA. Client onboarding expect. Asset reconciliation

Designed and managed clients’ special request reporting on monthly basis resulting in reduction of NAV errors.

Wrote a procedural and data analyzing documentation, easing tension between the data load team and product team.

Analyzed financial information and made the necessary corrections in production. This resulted in minimizing NAV and Allocation errors by 30%. DOl Reporting (5500 Filing)

Managed and resolved all Customized Reporting issues for new account setup, client question and Asset coding issues.

Assisted the training department in training new hires.

Senior Portfolio Accounting Analyst, Product Development June 2007 – Sept 2009

Worked with data load and London-CDM to set up client accounts on Fund-master Platform (AS 400), update currency tables and map assets to Institutional Investor Passport.

Generated client reports by extracting data from various sources and the risk system.

Established project charter; defined scope with Business SME’s input, project timeline to meet project deliverables such status reports, project plans, and gating presentations

Worked collaboratively with Business and Technology teams to define product requirements, plan, deliver the project, including all business, operational and information technology deliverables; end-to-end accountability for project delivery. Improved delivery time by 30%

Managed execution of tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve project goals

Conducted recurring project team and vendor meetings to solicit feedback, input, and circulate meeting minutes; monthly Steering Committee meetings to provide updates to Executive stakeholder

Provided time motion analysis enabling assessment and accuracy of client’s fee requirement

Created trouble shooting documentation for technical and systematic issues that plaque the Head Quarters reporting.

Load client accounts into data load tables using and maintaining set up macros to ensure that sufficient coverage was available within the risk system.

Wrote procedures manuals for special reporting that were company adopted and incorporated as new training materials for client on boarding..

Research rejected assets list and made recommendations to Asset coding and set up department improving the data-load team’s process time.

Conducted investment performance analysis and measured the rate of return on clients’ pension assets against selected benchmarks ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of client’s data report delivery.

Assisted analysts in preparing detailed spreadsheet reconciliation of cash, securities, income and accruals regarding on boarding of clients and account restructure.

Assisted the training department in training new hires.

Assisted HR department to recruit best candidate for the department, trained some to become successful team leaders

Senior Portfolio Accounting Analyst, Erisa Clients May 2004 – June 2007

Completed complex accounting functions including reconciliations, created performance plan allocations report to ensure full compliance with U.S. GAAP standards.

Participated in client meetings regarding any problematic reporting procedures and make certain that issues are promptly resolved.

Led analysts through the logical steps necessary for problem resolution.

Point of contact for escalation of London client’s exceptions. Dol Reporting (5500 Filing)

Researched and processed client activities, including security trading, cash flows, and reconciliations

Interfaced with multiple internal departments to correct discrepancies, verify funds, and review transaction codes; review daily exceptions reports.


Bachelor of Business Administration (B.A.), Major: Accounting,, Minor: Business Administration

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

Becker Professional Education

CPA Exam Preparation – Completed one and a half years of review courses

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