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Analyst, Global Alternative Operations

Russell Investments

Russell Investments

IT, Operations
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Business Unit:

Global Operations

Reporting To:

Manager - Alternative Operations


EMEA/UK (Mar-Nov 1:30 pm – 10:30 pm IST / Nov-Mar 2:30 pm – 11:30 pm IST) (India)

About Russell Investments, Mumbai:

Russell Investments is a leading outsourced financial partner and global investment solutions firm providing a wide range of investment capabilities to institutional investors, financial intermediaries, and individual investors around the world. Building on an 87-year legacy of continuous innovation to deliver exceptional value to clients, Russell Investments works every day to improve the financial security of its clients. The firm is the world’s sixth-largest investment adviser, with $1 trillion in assets under advisement (as of June 30, 2022) and $288.3 billion in assets under management (as of March 31, 2023) for clients in 30 countries. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington in the United States, Russell Investments has offices around the world, including London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai – and has opened a new office in Mumbai, India in June 2023.

Joining the new Mumbai office is an incredible opportunity to work closely with global stakeholders to support the technology and infrastructure that drives the investment and trading processes of a globally recognized asset management firm. Be one of the first to join this new team based out of Goregaon (East) in Mumbai and be a part of creating the foundation and culture for the firm’s growing operations in India. The Mumbai office operates 5-days a week from Monday to Friday with varying shifts to accommodate time zones around the world.

For more information, please visit https://www.russellinvestments.com.

Job Description:

As a member of the Global Alternative Operations Team, you will support the administration of private equity, private credit, private real estate funds, and hedge funds for all RI alternative products globally. Your specific duties would include performance measurement and reporting, processing capital calls and distributions, cash management, preparation of quarterly reports, valuation support, audit and tax support, fund expense disbursements, data entry, systems support, preparation of regulatory and internal fund reports, and updating policies and procedures.

Years of Experience

2-5 years of Fund Accounting, Reporting, Investor Servicing, and/or Investment Operations experience in the Private Equity, Real Estate, or Hedge Fund industry.


  • 4-year college degree required.
  • 2-5 years of Fund Accounting, Reporting, Investor Servicing, and/or Investment Operations experience in the Private Equity, Real Estate, or Hedge Fund industry.
  • Efficiency with Microsoft Office products and overall aptitude for utilizing technology to assist with business processing.
  • Advanced Excel/data skills, with programming languages such as VBA, Python, etc. a plus


  • Capital Calls and Distributions –reconciliation of fund investment transactions, including detailed documentation and obtaining all required approvals.
  • Valuation Support – Retrieving and tracking portfolio fund valuations and preparing overall portfolio valuation support using industry-specific applications.
  • NAV validation;- Scrutinize NAV Pack, performance and expense fee validation, identify incoming wires/cash.
  • Audit and Tax Support – Obtain and track K-1's and foreign reporting information from underlying funds. Prepare data for responding to client requests and audit confirmations. Analyse portfolio fund K-1’s for UBTI and ECI.
  • Cash Management – Preparation of wire instructions, cash projections and reconciliations. Reconcile and track unfunded commitments.
  • Reporting – Input and maintain company and fund data. Prepare, coordinate, and distribute various internal and external reports on an ongoing and ad hoc basis. Prepare certain regulatory filings.
  • Records Retention – Retrieve portfolio fund documentation through emails and manager portals and upload to industry-specific applications within specified timeframes.

Candidate Requirements

  • Experience with relationships and interactions between investment managers, investors, and administrators/custodians/transfer agents.
  • Ability to perform technical analysis with attention to operational efficiency and process improvement.
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and Accounting Policy.
  • Familiarity with global regulations including (but not limited to) US FATCA, Common Reporting Standards, AIFMD, MiFID.
  • Familiarity with industry standards in the marketplace and how they compare to Russell Investments’ products.
  • Extensive knowledge of investment strategies of alternative investment funds, specifically Private Real Estate, Private Equity, Private Credit, and Hedge Funds

Core Values

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and collaboration skills with all levels of management
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and meet frequent deadlines,
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem-solving with strong judgment and decision-making capability.
  • Highly resourceful and collaborative team-player, with the ability to also be independently effective and exude initiative and a sense of urgency.
  • Exemplifies our customer-focused, action-oriented, results-driven culture.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities, has a desire for continuous learning, and proposes solutions.
  • Ability to act with discretion and maintain complete confidentiality.
  • Dedicated to the firm’s values of non-negotiable integrity, valuing our people, exceeding client expectations, and embracing intellectual curiosity and rigor.