AllianceBernstein

  • Senior Business Analyst

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    ID
    2019-6790
    Category
    Operations & Technology
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    IT Group Description:
    Derivatives IT supports all core functions behind Derivatives middle office functions. This involves trade capture, settlement, valuation and risk calculations, reporting to many constituents such as banks, internal portfolio accounting systems, client risk and statement reporting systems. Additionally, counterparty risk reporting and collateral management functions are supported, ensuring we understand and mitigate risks of business with brokers. The department configures, tests, customizes vendor software and builds/enhances proprietary software.

     

     

    Company Description:
    AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.

     

    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.

    Responsibilities

    IT Job Description:
    We are seeking a Nashville based Business Analyst to join our Development Team in Derivatives IT.

     

    The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Design, support of user functions for 2 applications, Calypso and 4sight collateral/repo
    • Test upgrades.

    Qualifications

    Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):

    • Financial application support experience, preferably with derivatives (swaps, options, futures) though experience in fixed income and equity stock/bond processing will be considered.
    • Experience in design, testing and day to day user business function support experience required.
    • Some SQL Skills useful but can be trained for a person with other strong technical skills (Excel/VBA scripting or other).
    • Bachelors in Finance, Economics, or equivalent experience with a STEM degree preferred.
    • 2-5 years of experience with design, testing and financial application support are required.

    Skills:

    • Knowledge of OTC Derivatives (Swaps and options, equity and fixed income) are most critical.
    • Knowledge of futures, bonds and equity are useful as well.
    • Exposure to the lifecycle of investing, trading, accounting, performance and risk calculations, and reporting are all useful skills to the applicant.
    • Some technical skills such as SQL or Excel VBA coding would help demonstrate readiness to work in an IT group.

    Financial applications related to derivative investment books and records, risk and valuation calculations, and derivative confirmation and settlement processes are highly specialized skills that would be helpful to have exposure, many parts of the process can be learned on the job to fill in gaps, but the ideal candidate has exposure to at least a couple of these functions related to derivatives or other complex investments such as loans and bonds.

     

    Location: Nashville, TN

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