Business Analyst

The Opportunity

M&G are looking to recruit an experienced Business Analyst to join the MAGIM Operational Analysis team.

The Team

The BA team are responsible for supporting the successful delivery of projects for front office, in here the focus is on business initiatives related to products (i.e. fund launches, mergers and closures) and operational change and readiness which includes due diligences for trading in new markets and instruments as well as developing and implementing operational models for new initiatives.

You will be responsible for the following tasks

Work proactively with the business to determine scope and understand the requirements in terms of operational support for new products, markets and instruments and lead the definition of the target operational model.

  • Work with the Business and M&G Operations to clearly understand the product proposal/ investment rationale and assess the operational impact.
  • Work with external parties for example (Custodians/TPAs/Depositories) to define and implement the new fund through to go live.
  • Facilitate workshops with the Business, Operations, Risk, Legal, Compliance and Finance to define and agree business processes and support models for new product launches, changes to existing products/processes.
  • Have an appreciation of any new regulatory changes that may impact the project
  • Coordinate the impact assessment of industry led derivative change
  • Assist with Management Information for all new change initiatives and keep interested parties informed of issues.
  • Have an appreciation of the technology and applications used to support operational processes within asset management.
  • Work with the business if any testing is required prior to go live.
  • Input into project planning and define and manage the analysis deliverables against estimates.
  • Act as a project manager working with all of the teams within Investment Operations to ensure we are able to support the new initiative/operating model and everything is implemented ahead of go live.

    What we are looking for

    You will be proactive and delivery focussed with excellent communication, facilitation and stakeholder management skills. The ability to think laterally and generate creative solutions is key, as well as this you will need to have an analytical mind and strong problem solving skills. It is important for you to have a genuine interest in expanding your knowledge and understanding of the challenges and developments impacting operations in the Asset Management industry. You must feel confident in your ability to share knowledge between the team and act as a good sounding board for the direct reports.

M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.