This role provides essential maintenance and support of investment systems. Investment systems provide users with sophisticated and powerful front-office decision support, dealing and analytical capabilities. This sophistication requires careful management in order to maximise its effectiveness and ensure that users find the system reliable.
The IMS team will be expected to work closely with fund managers, Dealers, the Front Office Development team and NTS, as well as shared service teams such as ISS, the COE and Global Procurement.
Newton Investment Management Limited is an active investment management firm, using thematic ideas about the long-term investment landscape to create and manage strategies that help secure clients' futures. Newton thinks on a global basis, with its single London-based investment team working collaboratively across asset classes and regions. The firm builds bold solutions, designed to meet the real-world challenges clients face, and the team manage them responsibly in the broadest sense - through embedding environmental, social and governance considerations, and engaging on issues that affect their clients. Those clients are based around the world, and include pension funds, corporations and charities and, via Newton's parent company BNY Mellon, individuals.
With offices in London and New York, Newton has £49.8bn assets under management (as at 31 March 2018), including assets managed by Newton Investment Management Limited as dual officers of Newton Investment Management (North America) Limited and The Bank of New York Mellon. News and other information about Newton is available at www.newtonim.com and via Twitter: @NewtonIM.
Plan, test, implement and communicate changes to GUI configuration required to facilitate new or improved workflows in Investment systems
Involvement in the introduction of new or improvements to existing workflows. With a particular focus on investment system considerations.
Provide the first line of support to all users of investment systems. Provide direct assistance or escalate through appropriate channels to get resolution.
Attend Front Office Development agile sprint planning, daily scrum and sprint review meetings
Provide updates on UAT and queries raised by development team in daily FOSS sprint
Provide guidance on the priority of work in the sprint planning meetings and provide updates in daily FOSS sprint
Ensure work items are distributed to members of the team and provide assistance and guidance where required.
Work with the business analysts to ensure all requirements are captured and provide input with knowledge of existing systems and workflows
Produce a high quality of user acceptance testing for any changes tested
Coding, review and queries raised on compliance rule coding in Charles River
Updates to the approved counterparty list in Charles River and third party trading platforms
Assist in verifying system changes go live and DR testing scenarios
Act as chair or produce minutes for Vendor Relationship Management meetings with vendors
Produce a high standard of documentation (both of processes and functionality) when required
Provide training to new and existing users of investment systems
Update JIRA to document and provide updates on current work
Ensure IMS Team procedures are updated to reflect changes to or new workflows/functionality.
Provide MI to manager as and when required.
Experience using an order management system (Charles River preferable)
Knowledge and understanding of the trade lifecycle.
Good understanding of IMAs and subsequent creation of compliance restrictions.
Experience working within an investment management company with experience of all asset classes.
Strong SQL skills.
BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.