Newton - Investment Guideline and Systems Analyst

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • 23 May 19

Newton - Investment Guideline and Systems Analyst

Job Purpose:

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.

Company Overview:
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 £46.7bn (as at 31 December 2018) under management. News and other information about Newton is available at and via Twitter: @NewtonIM

Newton employees are bright, inquisitive, thoughtful and collaborative. They are highly motivated to deliver performance and service to clients. Newton prides itself on being an employer of choice, with a flexible working environment and a commitment to diversity and opportunity among its employees.

Newton is a professional, friendly and collegiate place to work. The firm looks to attract individuals who are keen to work as part of a team, in a meritocratic environment, and who are driven to help make the organisation a great place to work.

Key Responsibilities:

•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
•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
•Have the primary responsibility for the coding, review and queries raised on compliance rule coding in Charles River. Ensure Investment Guideline reports are produced to required standard.
•Be the primary contact for any changes that need to be made to the approved counterparty list in Charles River and third party trading platforms
•Assist in verifying system changes go live and DR testing scenarios
•Produce minutes for Vendor Relationship Management meetings with Vendors
•Provide VRM co-ordination services to the IMS Team
•Produce a high standard of documentation (both of processes and functionality) when required
•Provide training to new and existing users of investment systems
•Attend the Investment Guideline Forum
•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

Generic Responsibilities:

Provide accurate and appropriate management information to Senior Management.

Financial (if appropriate)
•Manage any delegated budget in a manner that will best serve Newton's best interests.
•Provide the Finance Department with monthly tracking and projection information.

TCF, Regulatory and Compliance Responsibilities
Be aware, maintain knowledge and adhere to the relevant regulatory and legal obligation of the function managed, including local and wider group policies. This should include an understanding, and the appropriate application, of the FCA requirements, the Six Consumer Outcomes and Newton's TCF commitments. Report any suspected breaches to the Compliance or Legal departments, as appropriate immediately on discovery.

Risk Management:
Monitor, document and report business risks and internal controls of the function managed, alerting Senior Management immediately of any significant changes.

Business Continuity:
•Be aware of the current and effective business continuity plan to ensure an appropriate response to any disruption to systems, information services, communications and office facilities.

Staff (if appropriate)
•Provide clear direction and leadership to teams managed.
•Set professional example to staff
•Support and encourages staff development, objective setting and appraisal.
•Ensure adequate succession plans are in place for the functions managed

Generic Staff Responsibilities:

•Comply with all BNY Mellon corporate policies and procedures, including HR policies and procedures, applicable to BNY Mellon
•Comply with all Newton policies and procedures, taking particular care where held to a higher standard than the BNYM policy
•Alert management including the Chief Risk Officer and / or the EMEA Chief Risk Officer immediately of any significant changes to business risks and internal control effectiveness.
•Notify management and/or the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and Head of International Compliance immediately on discovery of any material regulatory breach.
•Comply with all Security and Health & Safety policies and procedures operating within the business.



Shared Values and Core Competencies:

1.Client Focus - demonstrates clear understanding of importance of effective customer service, internally and externally
2.Trust - evidences high standards of integrity and openness
3.Teamwork - demonstrates ability to work effectively as a member of a team, a collaborative style, and understands the value of diversity
4.Outperformance - evidences the ability to exceed expectations of others.

Core Competencies:
1.Global Acumen - Developing and incorporating an understanding of the competitive global business environment as well as an awareness of economic, social and political trends that impact the organization's global strategy
2.Establishing Strategic Direction - Establishing and committing to a long-range course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after analyzing factual information and assumptions taking into consideration resources, constraints and organizational values
3.Developing Strategic Relationships - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to influence, collaborate and build effective relationships with business partners (e.g., peers, functional partners, external vendors and alliance partners)
4.Building Organisational Talent - Attracting, developing and retaining talented individuals. Providing timely coaching, guidance and feedback to help others maximize their potential and meet key accountabilities. Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, motivate and guide a team toward successful outcomes and attainment of business objectives
5.Change Leadership - Continuously seeking (or encouraging others to seek) opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing organizational problems and opportunities
6.Client Orientation - Cultivating strategic client relationships and ensuring that the client perspective is the driving force behind all value-added business activities
7.Driving Execution - Translating strategy into operational reality. Breaking down strategic priorities or business initiatives into key tasks and identifying accountabilities. Aligning communication, people, culture, processes, resources and systems to ensure effective implementation and delivery of required results

Building Organisational Talent
1.Attracts, develops and retains talented individuals.
2.Provides timely coaching, guidance and feedback to help others maximize their potential and meet key accountabilities.
3.Uses appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, motivate and guide a team toward successful outcomes and attainment of business objectives.
4.Attracts and recruits internal and external talent to ensure that the organization will be appropriately staffed to meet current and future business challenges.
5.Facilitates a climate in which people feel confident to exercise judgment and develop through learning.
6.Gives fair, accurate and insightful feedback and instils a coaching culture.
Enables people to accept and learn from mistakes.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 52213
Organization: Newton-HR06148
Requisition Number: 1906006