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Business Analyst - Analyst

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job title: Business Analyst
Corporate Title: Analyst
Department: Global Markets Technology, Trade Processing team
Location: London

Company overview

Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Team Overview:
The trade processing team provides trade processing services to the wholesale division covering fixed income securities and derivatives products. Our core products, Onyx and Totoro, provide quick trade capture, trade lifecycle management and integration with external systems, and are used by the global front and middle offices.

Department criteria:
A Business Analyst to become a member of the Trade Processing Technology Business Analysis Team, working primarily on the Totoro system. The wide-ranging nature of the role will give exposure to the economic and regulatory landscape in which we operate and the core business processes involved in trade processing. The candidate needs to exhibit strong analytical skills to ensure the successful generation and productive consideration of new ideas, ensure that decisions and solutions are effective in addressing the underlying problem and meeting defined objectives. Excellent communications skills (both written and oral) are required, as well as the ability to work within a diverse team.

Role/Principal accountabilities
The business analyst will be responsible for various aspects of trade processing and lifecycle management, though the role will be heavily geared towards detailed analysis of regulatory reporting queries and enhancement requests, coupled with the maintenance and development of Totoro's Python-based regulatory reporting rules engine. The role requires attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills, inter-personal skills, written communication skills and self-motivation.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:


* Exposure to Python
* Familiar with SQL and able to run basic queries
* Understanding of Agile best practices and SDLC controls
* Team-player who can also work independently
* Written and verbal communication skills are essential to success in this role
* Ability to read code and be able to explore technical solutions built by IT or users to extract information


* Knowledge of FpML and message flows
* Understanding of regulatory reporting and the various regimes (e.g. MiFID II, EMIR, CFTC)
* Knowledge of fixed income products, particularly flow rates and credit derivative products.
* Development experience in any language

Nomura competencies
Trusted Partner
 Acquire professional behaviours and foundational skills
 Communicate to others with respect
 Acquire basic knowledge and skills necessary for the role
 Continue to engage in self-improvement activities as a financial service professional
Entrepreneurial leadership
 Perform all tasks proactively with a sense of ownership
 Acquire professional behaviours and communication skills
 Seek advice from senior colleagues and act accordingly
 Understand the role, responsibilities and business strategy and act accordingly
 Understand the significance and importance of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management and code of conduct.

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion
Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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