Portfolio Services Analyst, Officer

State Street Corporation
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
22 Feb 2023
21 Mar 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for:

State Street Alpha Portfolio Services is made up of: Front Office Support and Data Control, Cash Administration, Middle Office Support, Account Services and Reference Data Management. Opportunities are open in our UK operations based in London and Edinburgh which support our global client-servicing model in partnership with teams across EMEA, APAC and North America.
Portfolio Services is looking to grow its talented team to support new client on-boarding onto our Front-To-Back Investment Platform - Alpha. There are a number of opportunities for IT-literate, business-oriented hard working candidates with experience in financial services or those looking to start their careers in FS and study for industry recognized qualifications such as IOC, IMC and CFA.
Why this role is important to us:
Successful applicants will have opportunities to gain experience in a variety of teams across Alpha Portfolio Services, working directly with our clients and our internal teams in the front office, middle office and back office custody services.
What you will be responsible for:
Successful applicants may perform a combination of the following:
Front Office Services
Front Office Support
  • Acting as primary support for clients using the Charles River Investment Management System (CRIMS), State Street's front office platform.
  • Take ownership of issues to resolution, engage teams as needed to correct IBOR and CRIMS.
Middle Office Services
Portfolio Control
  • Subject matter experts in the IBOR record, provide support for client operations teams with any operational client queries.
Business Solutions
  • Client query support on complex data issues across Middle Office systems including use of SQL queries for researching issues and tracking data.
Cash Administration
  • Responsible for daily delivery of cash projections, overdraft and Stale balance reports to Fund Managers to enable them to closely monitor their accounts cash levels
Account Services
  • Managing Account Service events for new business/account updates, including fund launches, in-species, changes of custody, mergers, new markets and closures..
Data Management
  • Perform control checks and daily review and sign off of all data related activities, along with independent reviews and governance controls. Act as escalation for any client enquiries related to data setup.
In addition, individuals will be expected to:
  • Interact with all Middle Office teams (Accounting, Corporate Actions, Trading, Performance)
  • Build cooperative and professional internal/external relationships achieving group and client goals, utilizing all available resources throughout Global delivery.
  • Interact with clients in a service oriented manner in particular in client implementations as well as business as usual.
  • Participate in projects as required
  • Remain familiar with back-up procedures when system applications and/or transmission problems arise.
What we value:
  • Display a culture of individual ownership of tasks to embed a clear sense of accountability in performing the role
  • Ensure that the highest level of the Code of Conduct is displayed in your behaviour
  • Provide appropriate management information as required to support business unit decision making
  • Support the 'Risk Excellence' culture within the business
  • Adhere to limits of delegation and escalation procedures required by your manager so that you comply with internal policies and external regulations
  • Industry relevant exams supported.
Education & Preferred Qualifications:
  • Relevant degree in finance
  • 2-3 years' experience
  • SQL knowledge
  • CRD knowledge is a plus
About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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