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Functional Analyst (Minerva, Sentinel and Tesseract)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 07/11/2016
  • Job reference: J357886A

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Our Client a global insurance provider is looking for a Front Office Functional Analyst (Minerva, Sentinel and Tesseract) to join their team in London on a 12 month contract

The candidate will be a Functional Analyst within the support technology team dedicated to applications and services provided to the Trading & Securities Financing investment platform.

  • TSF Trading transacts all types of asset classes (i.e. Equities, Fixed Income - incl. Money Market, listed instruments in order to Achieve the best possible executions for customers and to enhance the reputation of our client through contact with the Counterparties and Markets;
  • Assist the Portfolio Managers in their decision making process with focused market information;
  • Minimise the risk to our client resulting from the trading function.

As Functional Analyst,

  • She/he will be primarily responsible for maintaining the availability of the applications used by all Trading & Securities Financing in Europe, Asia and US.
  • She/he will be involved in coordinating various projects to improve the quality of services provided to the Business.
  • He/she will interact with Fund Managers, Portfolio Controllers, Developers, Investment Guideline, Risk and Change Managers, as well as the Vendor, the Data Providers and the Middle-Office.

Qualification/Experience required

  • Engineer or equivalent degree
  • The candidate shall have good writing and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of workflows and Front-to-Back processes related to asset management activities
  • Wide knowledge of financial markets and instruments including Equity, Fixed income, FX and Credit derivatives
  • Proficient in producing high quality documentation in the form of user guides and process flows etc…
  • Experience in Financial Front office environment will be appreciated
  • The knowledge of Fidessa Buy Side Suite (Minerva, Sentinel, Tesseract), Global One, or other applications will be appreciated
  • IT background: SQL language, object oriented paradigm, XML (required)
  • He / she shall have excellent team-working skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, Autonomy, Dynamism, Reactivity, Pragmatism, Rigor and Method, Client Service, Positive attitude
  • He / she shall be proactive, self-directed and take initiatives in order to rationalize systems and applications, challenge business processes and propose innovating solutions.

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance.

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