Asset Management Operations Business Analyst / Aladdin / Operational Change / Trade Operations / Ass

Q Networkers
London, United Kingdom
£70k - £85k + Excellent Bonus and Benefits
08 May 2022
18 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Overview of role
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders in the Operations teams to ensure effective communication and delivery of the team's responsibilities.
  • Understand business requirements and propose options that allow the Operations teams to extract the greatest value from Aladdin.
  • Establish a deep knowledge of Aladdin functionality within the team and across the functions operating on the system.
  • Participate in project initiatives ensuring that changes to the Investment platform and associated business processes are carefully understood and implemented.
  • Collaborate with Operations teams to ensure BRS have an up to date list of Aladdin enhancement requirements and that these are well defined, prioritised and clearly understood.
  • Assist in defining operating requirements for BAU, new business, new products, and new instruments.
  • Support resolution of any relevant operational issues with other process owners (both 'upstream' and 'downstream') as they arise.
  • Facilitate the escalation of critical production issues with BRS and internal Operations teams.
  • Oversee and report performance against agreed service levels.
  • Work in partnership with Technology teams to define and deliver functionality outside Aladdin where specific requirements / services levels cannot be met by Aladdin.
  • Provide input into strategic platform enhancements and target operating model definition.
  • Challenge thinking and innovate - identify potential efficiency gains deriving from process re-engineering/process automation & org structure/best use of resources
  • Promote best practice and consistency across Operations functions and regions.
  • Reduce operational risk by leveraging usage of Aladdin platform
  • Provide support to other areas across the team where demand dictates.

Experience and Skills
  • Experience working in an asset manager or similar organisation, either on operational change initiatives or having worked directly in operations functions (i.e., Reconciliations, Trade Operations, Asset Servicing or Cash Operations).
  • Previous project work experience would be of added value in this role.
  • Experience working on Aladdin and in particular on applications such as Dashboard, ADAM, CAM, Trade Entry and Aladdin View is beneficial.
  • Experience working with external vendors / third party suppliers also beneficial.
  • Confidence to engage in discussions with colleagues across the investment, operations, change and technology functions. It is important to be able to challenge and direct discussions as part of this.
  • Strong understanding of business processes, technology and data management as part of the investment lifecycle.
  • Ability to negotiate pragmatic solutions that meet conflicting business requirements.
  • Good technical knowledge and ability to translate between IT and the business.
  • Awareness of full project life cycle including defining user requirements, defining test scenarios and user acceptance testing.
  • Strong inter-personal and organisational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate under pressure and deliver to demanding deadlines.
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