Algo Trading Business Analyst

Job Reference: 002838
  1. Our client is a leading provider of comprehensive low-latency connectivity and trading solutions. Our client enables buy and sell side for international financial institutions, helping them build vendor- neutral trading environments by developing modular, global solutions for every asset class.  

       As a product and domain expert, the Business Analyst (BA) will lead the capture of detailed business requirements for deployments of our client products from the perspective of compliance with current and emerging national regulations of relevance. Working internally with key stakeholders from Product Development, Customer Services and Project Management, the BA will map business needs to existing product capabilities and identify product gaps. The BA will validate emerging product developments against regulatory and customer-specific compliance requirements and will provide input to product strategy by collating customer needs and conducting market analysis to build business cases for investment.

Secondly, as a product and domain expert, the BA will be expected to contribute to customer meetings such as product demonstrations and early-stage solution definition. 


The successful candidate must:

  •   be very familiar with current and emerging compliance regulations as they pertain to areas of interest to our client (including, but not limited to, trade/transaction reporting; pre-trade and post-trade risk; best-execution; market abuse), specifically concerning front-office and middle- office exchange-traded product workflows;

  •   demonstrate a strong knowledge of key regulatory frameworks of relevance for EMEA Markets (e.g. MiFID II);

  •   demonstrate experience and ability in capturing business requirements working with customer stake-holders, and translating those requirements to product functional specifications;

  •   be familiar with specific technologies common to the space, such as trade reporting systems, pre- trade risk management, market surveillance solutions, best-execution monitoring etc;

  •   evidence excellent relationship-building, negotiation and communication (written and verbal) skills with internal and external stake-holders;

  •   demonstrate impeccable personal organization, prioritization and time-management skills with commitment to meet agreed deadlines.

    Some knowledge/experience of the following is a plus:

  •   familiarity with compliance requirements and regulations for non EMEA markets and product (exchange-traded and OTC);

  •   familiarity with sell-side Order Management Systems as deployed to support High-Touch and/or Low-Touch (DMA) customer order flow;

  •   familiarity with specific trading platforms such as Fidessa, Sungard etc. with relation to support for compliance requirements;

  •   experience of structured market requirements analysis and business case formulation. 

Location London
Type of contract Permanent
Sector IT