Capital Markets Project Manager - Investment Banking

  • Salaire :£70,000 - £80,000
  • Lieu de travail :Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • Type de contrat :CDI, Plein-temps
  • Entreprise :Alexander Ash Consulting
  • Mise à jour le :17 sept. 17

Business Analyst / Operations Change / Regulatory Change / EMIR / Dodd Frank / MIFID / Change / Transformation / Investment Banking / Consultant / STP / Trade Life Cycle / Reconciliation, Confirmations, Settlements, Corporate Actions, Asset Servicing, Trade Processing, Trade Capture, Trade Booking

Our Client a “big 4” consultancy firm has an urgent need for a Projec Manager  / Consultant to join their rapidly growing Capital Markets practice. The Capital Markets practice is a part of our client's successful Financial Services business which has grown significantly over the past year and remains on a strong growth trajectory. They are a community of over sixty professionals with deep industry subject matter expertise and proven delivery experience, with a further 150 colleagues from our Finance, Risk, Talent and Technology growth platforms supporting execution on their projects. They are led by an experienced senior management team and as a practice they have a strong focus on mentoring and training. Supported by their global research group they develop client-relevant thought leadership and we are arranged internally into capability development communities.

Key Responsibilities

As a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, their work in Capital Markets is diverse. As an introduction, over the last year they have:

  • Supported our clients through the changing regulatory landscape, analysing the expected impact of OTC derivative reform and supporting the management of their change agenda to fulfill their obligations
  • Improved the client on-boarding process through highlighting inefficiencies and bottlenecks and implementing industry best practice
  • Led the entry of several of our clients' into Emerging Markets in the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe
  • Established a governance structure and project management best practices across the portfolio of large-scale change initiatives in an Investment Bank
  • Completed a full FTB analysis of reference data usage and issues within an Investment Bank and designed a target state for reference data
  • Analysed eTrading offerings and provided support for project management and vendor analysis
  • Provided technical support, solution design and testing support and management for projects across the Front and Back office
  • Supported "Living Will" recovery and resolution planning by analyzing the interconnectedness of business units, front-to-back trade flow analysis, strategic advice on trading book wind-down plans and analysis on the impact of insolvency

Required Skills

  • Individuals will have experience of working within an investment banking environment with an understanding of the cash, securitized and derivative markets
  • They should be either from an industry (investment banking or global wealth management) or a consulting background
  • They should have some experience project / programme management, and/or of implementing IT solutions and / or redesigning processes, in some of the following areas: sales, pricing, settlements, trade processing, position management, portfolio management, risk management and finance 
  • Understand full life-cycle IT implementation coupled with a strong understanding of the inherent business challenges and processes within those areas
  • Consultant level recruits are expected to have played a major role in the delivery of a project/programme in the areas described above, e.g. a design lead, development lead, test lead, etc.
  • Ability to work with senior clients and propose creative solutions to investment banking / global wealth management problems
  • Well-developed analytical skills including ability to work with poorly defined problems, provide clarity to complex issues or situations and synthesise large amounts of information and highlight salient points
  • We expect experienced hires to be excited about joining the practice and give details of practice building activities that they have completed in their previous roles displaying leadership qualities
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment with excellent client relationship/interpersonal skill, strong written and verbal communication skills and a strong professional presence. This should include excellent written (structured documents, presentations) and verbal communication skills, for example, facilitation of meetings, presentation of materials)

From a functional perspective, individuals will likely have experience of working within one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Regulation - EMIR, Dodd Frank, Basel, MiFID etc.
  • Risk management - cross asset risk management, analytics, client valuation / default valuations, market and credit risk
  • Trades processing - from trade capture to downstream routing (clearing, settlement, confirmation, asset servicing etc). Understand trade flows and data captured to support trade processing
  • Operations experience - securities processing
  • Corporate Banking
  • Collateral Management experience
  • FX / Derivatives experience - Derivatives product knowledge (especially FX, Interest Rate and Equity derivative experience)
  • Legal entity / trade migrations - understanding implications of moving assets across legal entities, processing of back to back trades, trades processing, market risk calculations  and some finance background (calculate liquidity positions and funding requirements)
  • Specific experience of Murex/TLM software packages