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Job Title: Business Analyst (6-18 Months)

Company: Global Asset Management Firm

Corporate Title: Flexible Salary Range: Generous
Location: Singapore Date Open: Dec 2018

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Elicits requirements from stakeholders,applying effective elicitation methods standards/tools.
  • Analyses and validates requirements using a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Conducts impact assessment to identify the "as-is" processes, systems, and the "future" processes, systems and structures.
  • Performs data analysis to cleanse &standardize data and to ensure data consistency and quality.
  • Performs gaps and resolutions analysis.
  • Ensures requirements are complete.
  • Documents requirements/processes using industry standard notations.
  • Maintains relationships with stakeholders and obtains formal signoff of all requirement documentation.
  • Liaises with service providers to ensure understanding of requirements and limitations of solutions.
  • Solution Assessment and Validation:
  • Works closely with the Architecture team to ensure solutions are optimal.
  • Facilitates workshops sessions with internal and external stakeholders to drive out solution options and works closely with them to complete solution design documents.
  • Supports functional and integration testing.
  • Supports specification and development of User Acceptance Testing.
  • Change Management and Implementation
  • Supports Change Management activities by providing information as required to facilitate effective communications.
  • Provides project support to the impacted teams during implementation phases,
  • including answering queries, trouble shooting, liaison with service provider,providing regular reporting.
  • Contributes to project management processes, including status reporting, risk,issue, change, compliance management

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Have strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively and proactively with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Understands defined Project Management methodologies and frameworks
  • Experienced in working as a business analyst within the asset management or equivalent industries
  • Experienced in working on transformational projects that created substantial organizational level changes
  • Experienced in handling multiple Asian markets.
  • Familiar with Asian local market and regulatory practice.
  • Is self-motivated, self-driving and independent.
  • Attentive to detail and able to handle ambiguity.
  • Fully fluent in standard office technology
  • Experienced in using business analyst methods such as flow charting,requirements capturing, stakeholder analysis, use cases, brainstorming, solution prototyping, and traceability.
  • Working knowledge in portfolio management, performance & attribution,risk modeling, pre/post trade compliance, liquidity management, trade execution and other buy side trade life cycle and monitoring processes.
  • Working experience in major asset classes and associated analytics.
  • Strong foundation in buy side enterprise data model including portfolio structure,security reference data, market data, pricing, transactions & position, finance and product data.
  • Experienced in working with BlackRock
  • Aladdin as a front office system.
  • Any experience in middle office service outsourcing will be an added advantage.
  • Experienced in dealing directly with portfolio managers and dealers.
  • Degree level or higher
  • Business Analyst Certified
  • Financial Services BA experience (asset management desirable)
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English