Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
  • Division:
    Global Markets
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Business Analyst - Trading platform support and develppment (6596)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Description of role and key responsibilities

The role is to drive, develop and support and equity trading platform for the business.  This will involve liaising with colleagues in a number of geographies but with a key focus on the business activities taking place in London.

  • Develop and implement trading platform strategy aligned to the agreed overall business strategy in conjunction with the Head of Trading and the COO
  • To be responsible for the day to day running of the trading systems
  • Lead on trading technology focused initiatives and projects for the equities business franchise
  • Providing and facilitating support as required to the equity trading desks
  • Building and managing effective relationships with vendors
  • Building and managing effective relationships with key internal stakeholders
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues across the bank in a structured and constructive manner
  • Understanding, managing and communicating relevant market structure and regulatory changes

Core skills and knowledge

To act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating our customers fairly (compulsory)

Regulatory Knowledge as applicable to role (compulsory)

Coaching & Assessment  (compulsory for Managers and Supervisors)

  • In depth experience of supporting Fidessa in a sell side environment essential. 
  • Solid understanding of FIX connectivity essential
  • Previous experience of operating in a low touch trading function would be advantageous
  • Good understanding of EU and UK market structure
  • Experience of the Retail Service Provider (RSP) market
  • Working knowledge of post trade environment very helpful
  • Good understanding of the regulatory environments in which we operate (UK, EU, USA) + India/SA helpful
  • Must be highly motivated, energetic and determined
  • Ability to converse with stakeholders at all levels
  • Vendor management and building relationships key to success
  • Ability to work with trading desk and other users across various geographies
  • Highly analytical
  • High level of autonomy will be given to the right candidate, as such the applicant should be able to prioritise and organise their own work
  • Ability to Identify and develop opportunities to enhance the business
  • Keen eye for commerciality
  • Multi-tasking
  • Educated to graduate level

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Dawn Ermes


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