Business Analyst - Front Office Business Analyst - Front Office …

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 21
Highly Competitive
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 14 Oct 21
Highly Competitive
Posted by:
Lance Corcoran • Director of International Recruitment
Posted by:
Lance Corcoran
Director of International Recruitment
Looking for a Business Analyst to join our Product Management team, to support on key front office projects and initiatives. You will have a good background in front office trading systems, a strength in analysis and the ability to work with various technology and commercial stakeholders.

The Role

We are seeking a Business Analyst to work in our Discretionary Trading Solutions Team. This team focuses on the discovery, interpretation and implementation of Front Office technologies required by Portfolio Managers and trading teams globally. The team is responsible for executing on the strategic roadmap for our internal discretionary trading stack, analyzing and prioritizing new feature requests to integrate them into the strategic roadmap. The team works closely with business development, the PM Solutions Group, the execution desk, technology, operations, risk and compliance, utilizing both inhouse and vendor technologies to deliver on investment needs.


What you’ll do

This is an exciting opportunity to join a front office focused team that is mandated to drive forward the growth of our trading businesses.  The Business Analyst will play a pivotal role in progressing new initiatives by leading the process to define the business requirements for technology projects to deliver new capabilities for our trading teams as well as enhance current features and functionality.


What you’ll bring

What you need:

  • Experience working at a buy side or sell side firm in a Business Analyst capacity
  • Proven knowledge with Order/Execution/Portfolio/Risk Management solutions
  • Ability to conduct requirements gathering, gap analysis, and formulate effective solutions
  • Ability to articulate written business specifications and define functional requirements for IT development teams
  • Produce summary reports on the status and progress of ongoing projects
  • Experience of working with development teams on post-implementation testing
  • Strong attention to detail and an analytical mind
  • Solid understanding of the product lifecycle
  • Appreciation of risk, trading, compliance, accounting, financing and clearing processes
  • Good technical knowledge of financial instruments
  • Strong interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders; team-first mentality
  • Ability to keep projects on track, influence others and manage resources from various different teams
  • Strong ownership and a track record of delivering results, with a proven ability to prioritize
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking and creative problem solving


We’d love if you had:

  • A strong “systems thinking” mindset and the ability to communicate the big picture
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or a related field
  • Experience of both Equities and Fixed Income products
  • Experience of Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence and Trello)
  • Familiarity with MiFID II


Our Culture

The firm’s ethos is embedded in our people. ‘Talent is our strategy’ is our mantra and drives how we approach all initiatives at the firm. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority.

Schonfeld strives to create an environment where our people can thrive. We foster a teamwork-oriented, collaborative environment where ideas at any level are encouraged and shared. The development and advancement of our talent is honed through interactions with each other, learning & educational offerings, and through opportunities to make impactful contributions. In our agile environment, engineers are expected to self-organize and collaborate on the best way to solve problems, and they are collectively responsible for the entire team's delivery. Engineering teams are small and cross-functional, and value learning and knowledge sharing.

At Schonfeld, we strive to cultivate a sense of belonging throughout all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. As a firm we are committed to creating a hiring process which is not only fair, but also welcoming and supportive. On a daily basis, our employees welcome diversity across identity, thought, people and views which serves as the foundation of our culture and success. You can learn more about our DEI initiatives here - Belonging @ Schonfeld.

Who we are

Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a multi-manager platform that invests its capital with Internal and Partner portfolio managers, primarily on an exclusive or semi-exclusive basis, across four trading strategies; quantitative, fundamental equity, tactical trading and discretionary macro & fixed income. We have created a unique structure to provide global portfolio managers with autonomy, flexibility and support to best enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.


Over the last 30 years, Schonfeld has successfully capitalized on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets. We have developed and invested heavily in proprietary technology, infrastructure and risk analytics and continue to capitalize on new opportunities. In 2021 we launched our newest strategy, discretionary macro & fixed income as part of the continual growth of Schonfeld’s investible universe. Our portfolio exposure has expanded across the Americas, Europe and Asia as well as multiple asset classes and products.


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