Asset Servicing Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 16 Nov 17 2017-11-16

  Business Unit Overview:   The Asset Servicing team is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of spendable cash & asset balances which are provided to the Portfolio Managers / Investment teams on a daily basis. The roles and responsibilities include actively managing risk and exposure

 
Business Unit Overview:
 
The Asset Servicing team is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of spendable cash & asset balances which are provided to the Portfolio Managers / Investment teams on a daily basis. The roles and responsibilities include actively managing risk and exposure by ensuring all cash balances in Aladdin (BlackRock’s books and records) are accurate and validate all activity processed by external providers on a daily basis. In addition to the team’s cash management responsibilities, the team also manages all portfolio asset positions against the external providers (Custody, Transfer Agents and Prime Brokers)
 
The role will provide the platform to learn much about the business particularly the mechanics of the exception management, root cause analysis and driving innovative enhancements, analyzing metrics, leading processes and recommending improvements to improve efficiency. The collective team play a prominent role in the lifecycle of the business, leveraging Aladdin to ensure operational consistency and client fiduciary responsibilities.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Display strong leadership responsibilities, acting as a role model within the department.
Contribute & help lead the strategic vision for the department forming the link between teams (Internal & external)
Risk management focus – the team support a technical business with market deadlines where impact of error can be financial and/or reputational – you will be responsible for oversight and execution of control effectiveness and performance within your team and will be expected to contributed to the wider function’s overall control framework
Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships
Identify opportunities for process improvement/automation and champion continuous improvement within the team
 
Knowledge/Experience:
 

  • Degree qualified
  • The Asset Servicing team work to multiple market daily deadlines so an aptitude to work under pressure is necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail ensuring high degree of accuracy
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure a high degree of accuracy in everything you do
  • Candidates should possess a high level of self-motivation, adaptability and enjoy problem solving
  • Demonstrate an affinity for teamwork and to contribute as a partner within a truly global team
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate constructively at all levels
  • Be highly organized, focused with practiced skills in operating effectively to tight deadlines within a high risk and high volume environment
  • Demonstration of making effective decisions based on limited information and awareness of when to obtain further assistance/clarification as necessary