Business Analyst / Consultant - Capital Markets / Banking

Alexander Ash



03 March 2017

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Business Analyst / Consultant - Capital Markets / Banking

Our Client a "big 4" consultancy firm has an urgent need for a Business Analyst/Project Manager to join their rapidly growing Capital Markets practice. The Capital Markets practice is a part of our client's successful Financial Services business which has grown significantly over the past year and remains on a strong growth trajectory. They are a community of over sixty professionals with deep industry subject matter expertise and proven delivery experience, with a further 150 colleagues from our Finance, Risk, Talent and Technology growth platforms supporting execution on their projects. They are led by an experienced senior management team and as a practice they have a strong focus on mentoring and training. Supported by their global research group they develop client-relevant thought leadership and we are arranged internally into capability development communities.

Key Responsibilities

As a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, their work in Capital Markets is diverse. As an introduction, over the last year they have:

Supported our clients through the changing regulatory landscape, analysing the expected impact of OTC derivative reform and supporting the management of their change agenda to fulfill their obligations

Improved the client on-boarding process through highlighting inefficiencies and bottlenecks and implementing industry best practice

Led the entry of several of our clients' into Emerging Markets in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe

Established a governance structure and project management best practices across the portfolio of large-scale change initiatives in an Investment Bank

Completed a full FTB analysis of reference data usage and issues within an Investment Bank and designed a target state for reference data

Analysed eTrading offerings and provided support for project management and vendor analysis

Provided technical support, solution design and testing support and management for projects across the Front and Back office

Supported "Living Will" recovery and resolution planning by analyzing the interconnectedness of business units, front-to-back trade flow analysis, strategic advice on trading book wind-down plans and analysis on the impact of insolvency

From a functional perspective, individuals will likely have experience of working within one or more of the following disciplines:

Regulation - EMIR, Dodd Frank, Basel, MiFID etc.

Risk management - cross asset risk management, analytics, client valuation / default valuations, market and credit risk

Trades processing - from trade capture to downstream routing (clearing, settlement, confirmation, asset servicing etc). Understand trade flows and data captured to support trade processing

Operations experience - securities processing

Corporate Banking

Collateral Management experience

FX / Derivatives experience - Derivatives product knowledge (especially FX, Interest Rate and Equity derivative experience)

Legal entity / trade migrations - understanding implications of moving assets across legal entities, processing of back to back trades, trades processing, market risk calculations and some finance background (calculate liquidity positions and funding requirements)

Specific experience of Murex/TLM software packages

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