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Senior Business Analyst

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are AMS.

We are a global total workforce solutions firm; we enable organisations to thrive in an age of constant change by building, re-shaping, and optimising workforces.

Our Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) is one of our service offerings; we act as an extension of our clients' recruitment team and provide professional interim and temporary resources.

We are currently working with our client, M&G.
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

On behalf of M&G, AMS are looking for a number of Senior Business Analysts for an initial 6-month contract based in London.

Purpose of the Role:

The role of a Senior Business Analyst is to provide an analysis, design and implementation capability within the COO Operations Change area for product launches and related change, ensuring that M&G Investment's operating models are robust, scalable and flexible. This involves scoping and assessing change across front, middle and back-office functions, working across internal and external stakeholders. Typically, the team will work closely with colleagues from across the organisation such as Investment teams, Risk, Compliance, Technology and others.

As a Senior Business Analyst, you will be responsible for:
  • Owns the end-to-end Operational Model impact analysis and design to support complex transition events. This includes translating high-level operating model requirements into detailed design components.
  • Support the relevant Business Solutions Design Lead by providing an additional point of contact for key stakeholders (internal or external) for operational design and implementation through all stages of the product lifecycle.
  • Ensure that scalability, operational risk and regulatory compliance are considered in the definition of the support model for any new mandate/fund launch.
  • Ensure that the Fund Manager and Client requirements for running the mandate are captured and understood, and a viable operating model is agreed and implemented.
  • Responsibility for ensuring appropriate handover of new processes or operating models to Investment Operations.
  • Responsibility for Client / TPA interaction on complex product change and client/fund onboarding activities.
  • Ensure appropriate level of engagement with Investment Operations senior management covering status updates, capacity constraints and decisions on operating model changes.
  • Work with Implementation analysts to maintain template library and up-to-date proformas, playbooks and blueprints, for all areas of operating models.
  • Assist with analysis on implementation of new requirements resulting from a non-standard product event, and define new processes where required.
  • Work with external parties (Custodians, Third Party Administrators) and the relevant Design team to support the definition and implementation of operating models.
  • For Operations specialists with specific domain expertise, (e.g. Derivatives), utilise SME knowledge to provide input into future operating model design as well as co-ordinate specialist set-up activities.
  • Perform end-to-end set-up and complete operational readiness (configuration) activities associated with both vanilla and complex product events (e.g. product launch, product maintenance, enhancement, and closures).

What we require from the candidate:
  • End-to-end understanding of the asset management operating model, and knowledge of the products and instrument types, and clients managed.
  • Experience of end-to-end operating models and change design desirable i.e. as a business analyst or subject matter expert.
  • Knowledge or experience of standard technology platforms and outsource services used widely in asset management, BRS Aladdin experience desirable.
  • Strong understanding of asset classes i.e. equities (public and private), fixed income (public and private), derivatives (ETDs and OTCs) and money markets.
  • Awareness of ESG principles and their practical implications on day-to-day fund management activities (preferred).
  • Able to demonstrate broad industry awareness and familiarity with issues impacting asset management as a whole.
  • Experience in delivering continuous improvements desirable, but not essential.If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria outlined above, please click the link to apply and we will contact you with an update in due course.

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the criteria, please click the link to apply and we will be in touch with you in due course.

The IR35 status of this assignment will be assessed following the selection process and prior to confirmation of assignment offer.

At M&G Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective. We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationally, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles.

Alexander Mann Solutions, a Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company, may in the delivery of some of its services be deemed to operate as an Employment Agency or an Employment Business

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