IHS Markit Portfolio Modeling Business Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts
ThinkFolio is a leading provider of portfolio modelling and management tools, compliance and trading functions for asset managers on the buy side. thinkFolio is used globally with the majority of clients currently in the EMEA.
IHS Markit is making considerable investments in the thinkFolio product and is increasing the size of the thinkFolio team. With an expected expansion of the client base globally, additional resources are required, as part of the global thinkFolio team.
ThinkFolio has an open position for a Business Analyst within the Product team. The Product team is responsible for the support, maintenance, feature enhancements and roadmap of the overall application. There are four ‘Streams’ within this team each focusing on a specific capability of the application;
We are looking for a Business Analyst to work within the portfolio management capability primarily, but over the long term the individual should be flexible and happy to work in other streams and expand their knowledge.
The candidate should have a background in financial services, preferably with a Buy side investment organisation or software vendor servicing this sector of the market.
Duties & Accountabilities:
Requirement gathering and Specification writing. Change requests are received from both internal and external sources, impact analysis and design must be factored into the process.
Product Analysis of features within data stream
Working closed with Development and QA teams to design feature enhancements. Responsible for estimation, prioritisation and planning
Ensure product documentation is updated and maintained. New features must be documented as part of the development process.
Interaction with users and internal counterparts to demo and explain new features
Provide Tier 3 support to customers. Expedite issues and resolve bugs
Testing of changes and bug fixes.
Minimum 5 years’ experience working in within financial services, preferably a buy side investment organisation or software vendor servicing this sector.
Experience of Investment Accounting and/or an IBOR/ABOR system to cover some/all:
Entitlement processing for equity and bond
P&L accounting including use of Lots for US Buyside customers
Investment Management reference data
Pricing and valuations
Knowledge of thinkFolio is desirable, but not required.
Experience of all elements of financial data used in Investment management
Knowledge of JIRA and the Software Delivery Life Cycle
Knowledge of SQL
Understanding of Technical integration methods such as APIs
Detailed knowledge of data across all Asset Classes and data types
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