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Business Analysts (Investments, Distribution or Regulatory)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 8, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are...

As we continue to build out our Global Transformation and Change (GT&C) team, we are looking to hire three permanent Business Analysts to join us.

The GT&C team is a key part of delivering the Company's strategic goals, objectives, and outcomes.

In these roles you will also work closely with all areas of the business to ensure high level demands set by senior leadership groups are translated to actionable requirements and solutions for execution of projects

We are looking for one BA to focus on Investments, one BA to focus on Distribution and one BA to focus on Regulatory.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time...
  • Gathering and documenting requirements from functional / workstream leads and end users
  • Analysing demand / case for change and documenting business impact assessments
  • Documentation of solution design, current and future states and gap analysis
  • Liaison with Solutions and Data Architects
  • Liaison with business and commercial stakeholders
  • Liaison/information sharing with technical teams (analysis, build, infrastructure)
  • Potential to Lead a team of Business Analysts ensuring quality and consistency of output

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have...
  • Experience in Distribution, Regulatory or Front Office areas
  • Expertise in eliciting, analysing, prioritising and validating requirements and building partnerships with business stakeholders
  • Proven track record in designing and delivering business solutions
  • Ability to identify and gather requirements to define a solution to be built and operated
  • Excellent communication skills, both business and technical
  • Experience of assimilating a lot of detailed information, identify the important points and present them back in the appropriate format
  • Ability to look at the bigger picture and make connections
  • Experience of leading and facilitating project meetings & workshops effectively and producing documentation such as impact assessments, current and target state, requirements and business process and data flow documentation
  • Proven success in delivery and implementation and obtaining sign-off from key stakeholders
  • Asset management experience/knowledge
  • Business modelling and diagramming for the purpose of explaining complex issues
  • Experience of complex and large change projects and analysis of the end-to-end data and operating model

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