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Business Analyst

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Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

A leading asset management firm is looking to hire a Business Analyst to join their London team.


About The Company

The client is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With US$1,080 billion in assets under management they serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. The firm’s innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies.

As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, their long-term views and interests are aligned with those of their clients. The firm is committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity.


About The Role

Working closely with various cross functional teams (to include legal and compliance, tax services, fund administration, marketing, product development and client relationship management) the Business Analyst will lead and manage regulatory, governance, and compliance projects and recurring work for the WMF Global business. This position will report to the Manager, Governance Business Policies and Practices.


Key Responsibilities

  • Be familiar with and ensure adherence to applicable fund and governance laws, regulations and codes, working closely with legal and compliance colleagues

  • Monitor and review regulatory and governance developments (working closely with legal and compliance colleagues) and assess the impact on the fund business. Lead or assist in the implementation of related changes

  • Assist with the ongoing regulatory and compliance obligations of the business to include oversight, filings, surveys, examinations and reviews

  • Develop and maintain governance policies, practices and procedures

  • Ensure business and fund changes are appropriately built into governance processes, committee and board reporting

  • Develop and coordinate reporting to various governing boards and oversight committees

  • Lead/participate in projects and working groups on regulatory and governance matters

  • Develop and enhance policies and procedures on fund sponsor related topics

  • Enhance delegated investment management oversight model and practices


Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of progression and achievement in the investment management business or providing services to the investment management business. The candidate will have a capacity for differentiated thinking, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work across teams. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the presence, and leadership qualities needed to lead and facilitate cross functional projects and meetings in a fast-paced, evolving regulatory environment.


Key Requirements

  • Minimum of seven to ten years of relevant experience in the in the investment management/funds sector

  • Solid understanding of mutual funds, UCITS and AIFs  

  • Strong academic credentials

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Deadline focused, organised self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects and issues

  • Ability to identify, research and resolve unfamiliar issues

  • Strong business judgement and analytical skills

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