Senior Business Analyst - State Street Global Advisors, AVP

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
30 Mar 2023
22 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a senior business analyst with data analysis experience. The role will be on the information technology team partnering with the risk analysts to continue to enhance SSGA's Risk Technology Platform. The individual will write the detailed business and system specifications on enhancements, data loading, and data transformation; conducting data analysis of holdings, fund performance data, and market data that drive the risk analytics.

The successful candidate will have strong data analysis skills, can build partnerships, foster close collaboration and work hand in hand with both business and technology teams. The candidate must possess an inherent understanding of technologies, relationships between technology, data, operations, and business areas to accomplish speed to market technology solutions.

As the Senior Business Analyst, you will:
  • Partner with multiple stakeholders to understand and document the investment and liquidity risk methodologies.
  • Collaborate to work on with various risk engine applications (vendor and internal) with the business stakeholders
  • Proficient in SQL to conduct detailed data analysis on Risk Analytics, Holdings, Fund Performance data, and Market Data.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to understand the data sources and operational processes, and data dependencies.
  • Document and clearly communicate the business and system specifications; review with business stakeholders, and obtain approval for developments.
  • Knowledge-share the business specifications with development team; facilitate the technical design; and create the system specifications and agile stories.
  • Lead story grooming, provide subsequent clarifications, and approve QA test cases.
  • Facilitate project meetings, proactively identify and remove impediments, escalate issues, and regularly report the status to the business group.
  • Collaborate with other project managers across the organization to work out deliverables dependencies and timelines as applicable.
  • Maintain project artifacts, document lessons learned, and continuously refine and streamline the framework to implement technology solutions.
  • Work with stakeholders to prioritize and track technology initiatives and corresponding regulatory reporting requirements.

These skills will help you succeed in this role:
  • Must be highly proficient in SQL
  • Must have solid knowledge of mutual fund holdings, security reference data, market pricing data.
  • Working knowledge of risk analytics is preferred
  • Working knowledge on systems such as Bloomberg's PORT, Axioma, MSCI Risk Metrics, BarraOne is preferred
  • 5+ years of past experience as a business analyst implementing technology solutions with asset management firm(s).
  • Minimum of bachelors degree
  • Highly organized, and ability to work on multiple related initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence in dealing with all levels of the organization, both internal and external
  • Solid presentation skills

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.
Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs 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 perspectives 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 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 programs 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.
Company: State Street Global Advisors
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