IT job of the week: Business Analyst for leading global financial services firm

MorganStanley-LogoMorgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career – a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Department Profile:

Institutional and Corporate Technology (ICT) is one of five divisions within Technology & Data. We face off to the business and support services to develop and oversee the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the enterprise. Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research, Global Capital Markets, Operations, Finance, and Legal & Compliance. We are responsible for Pioneer and Application Infrastructure, groups that look to develop foundational strategies, tools and technologies that are leveraged across Tech & Data, as well as standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm’s businesses.

Team Profile:

The role is for a Business Analyst and Project Manager in the Equity Derivatives and Swaps Risk systems practice area, which builds the platform used by Morgan Stanley’s world class Institutional Equities businesses globally to manage intraday and end-of-day risk and P&L. The businesses include Cash Equities, Convertibles, Flow and Exotic Derivatives, and Swaps / Prime Brokerage

Primary Responsibilities:

You will be part of an exciting new business analysis function within the Risk practice area, responsible for gathering business requirements, performing analysis and working with the IT development teams to coordinate the end to end delivery of the solution. The projects are focused on building new capabilities in trading risk and P&L including the support of new products and risk/P&L measures, and they have a diverse set of stakeholders including Trading, Risk Management and Finance.

Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication, and organisational skills are essential, as well as an ability to solve complex problems in a numerical/analytical environment.

Skills required

  • Minimum 2.1 (or equivalent) Bachelor’s degree from a leading University in a numerate/analytical discipline e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Computer Science.
  • Relevant in-depth experience in a derivatives (ideally equity derivatives) front-office facing area e.g. Front Office IT, Middle Office, Desk Controllers, ideally with proven project experience . You should have detailed knowledge of derivative products, market data (forwards, vols, correlations), trading risk management and P&L.
  • Complete familiarity with MS Office, especially MS Excel, MS Visio is assumed. Evidence of technical skills should include SQL and/or Q(KDB).

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential.

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