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Business Analyst Market and Counterparty Risk  - Investment Bank

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Recruiter: Adlam Consulting
Listed on: 29th April
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £700 - £900
Salary Notes: 700 - 900 per day
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Business Analyst Market and Counterparty Risk  - Investment Bank

Business Analyst (BA) within Risk SYSTEMS, especially Market and Counterparty Risk.

Looking for experience of Quant, Front Office Risk VAR etc to look at overall workflow of valuation Adjustments within Risk. 

  • Excellent academic background (strong mathematical, analytical and quantitative skills are advantageous)
  • Proven BA experience
  • Sound understanding of Market and Counterparty Risk disciplines.
  • Keen interest in and understanding of software project delivery
  • Understanding and experience of working with IT systems, coupled with an ability and curiosity to understand key aspects of risk methodologies.
  • SQL knowledge is necessary and Software development experience is a plus.
  • Soft skills
    • Proficient written & oral communication with the ability to tailor presentation of complex information to a range of different audiences
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills
    • Excellent spoken and written English (French would be a plus)


The position sought is for a Business Analyst (BA) within Risk. This team is responsible for the full range of business analysis tasks across both user-driven and regulatory projects addressing both methodological and systems aspects. The BA role is pivotal to the successful delivery of change projects providing a common dialogue and understanding between the various delivery teams involved. Furthermore, the role provides risk domain expertise to assist the project managers in their planning and tracking of projects in line with the project governance of the department. In terms of the day-to-day aspects of the role, these encompass:


  • Requirements gathering and functional architecture design:
    • Work with wide range of stakeholders (Quant teams, Risk Managers, Front Office) to understand and document business requirements, document changes to technology systems and contribute to functional architecture of software systems
    • Use desktop tools to extract and analyse data to understand current state and specify changes
    • Use diagrams to communicate different aspects of functional architecture to stakeholders
  • Technical solution facilitation:
    • Work closely with development teams within Risk to ensure requirements are understood and technology solutions are designed and built to a high quality standard
  • Testing Strategy and Orchestration:
    • Design and execute testing plans for solutions to validate that business requirements have been met and system performance meets expectations
  • Transition:
    • Work with the business to manage the deployment of new solutions to production environments, including user on-boarding and training as well as supporting the development of operating models


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