Business Analyst - Dublin or Zurich

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG
  • 13 Oct 17 2017-10-13

StepStone is a global private markets specialist overseeing more than US$120 billion of private capital allocations, including more than US$32 billion of assets under management. The Firm creates customized portfolios for many of the world’s most sophisticated investors using a highly disciplined, research-focused approach that prudently integrates primaries, secondaries and co-investments. We represent some of the world’s most sophisticated public and corporate pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices, and foundations. StepStone has more than 300 professionals located in 10 countries.

The Firm invests in all private markets strategies, including private equity, private debt, infrastructure and real assets, real estate, and hedge funds across all major geographies.

Employee Profile (Business Analyst)

Person and Position

Working for Swiss Capital will give you insight into a wide spectrum of the financial industry. As a Business Analyst in alternative asset management, you will be involved in a broad range of tasks from data collection, data reconciliation, data analysis to visualisation and client reporting. You will be developing tools and procedures to process the data in an efficient and scalable manner, always keeping an eye on the overall quality of the output. For the position at hand, we seek applicants with work experience and a bachelor/master degree from a top-tier college or university or at least 5 years’ equivalent work experience in finance industry or engineering. Programming skills (like Matlab, T-SQL, VBA) are definitely an advantage.

The following factors will definitely be a benefit for the potential candidates:

  • Demonstrates commitment and attention to detail, even in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated with a passion for the industry
  • Experience in programming is definitely an advantage
  • Passion for fast-paced learning, especially in a technology-enabled environment
  • Good analytical skills with a flair for processes as well as excellent IT skills
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Experience within the industry is definitely preferred
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities and in ambiguous situations
  • Positive, can-do attitude and independent work style; reliable and committed
  • Proactive person with high quality standards and a sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work independently, and to set priorities according to the company’s needs
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Takes initiative and ownership of responsibilities assigned
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

In the position as a business analyst, you will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the company as well as with our service providers and clients.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to the following tasks and areas

  • Maintain, develop and enhance reporting functionalities (Internal and external)
  • Data collection, reconciliation and reporting
  • Analyse and process business data to address ad-hoc requests
  • Constantly identify areas for improvement
  • Support your colleagues in developing solutions
  • Coordinate projects with other people
  • Ensure consistent documentation of tasks, tools, processes and interfaces
  • Support other people within the team during absences 



Please send your applications with details of current remuneration package to:

Swiss Capital Alternative Investment AG
Klausstrasse 4, 8008 Zürich