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Investment Platform Support Analyst 2 - Schroders Campus, near Horsham

Employer
Schroders
Location
Horsham, England
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Sector
Banking and Financial Services
Role
Analyst
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

Who we're looking for
We are looking for someone to join our Investment Services Platform Team (ISPT) to focus on the day to day support and service management of our core investment platform, Aladdin by BlackRock Solutions (BRS). We will provide the training to develop your career.

Working in a fast paced environment, you will quickly develop your skills and knowledge to oversee Aladdin related enquiries and service requests raised from Investment and Operations business stakeholders. You will work right across the organisation and very closely with BRS to ensure enquiries are appropriately managed.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
You'll be based at our Schroders Campus near Horsham in West Sussex. It's home to our EMEA Operations and Technology Operations hub.

It has the same high standards and international reputation as our HQ in the City of London, without being in the city: a big, countryside campus (and no commute on the Tube) means life will feel a little different.

About the team
The Investment Services Platform Team (ISPT) is a central team within Operations, reporting to the Global Head of Investment Services with a global remit. The team provides support to the Investment, Dealing and Operations functions in Schroders Asset Management Business and works with teams across Schroders to implement change initiated from the three functions. The team aims to enable business growth, support business as usual, make operating model improvements, manage risk and simplify business processes.

What you'll do
• Support the team with day to day service provision and support oversight of our core investment platform (Aladdin) with the third party supplier BlackRock Solutions (BRS)
• Service 2nd line Aladdin related enquiries from Investment, Dealing and Operations users globally with primary focus in EMEA region
• Troubleshoot general user enquiries and direct accordingly
• Oversee Aladdin related enquiries and service requests raised by users directly with BRS to identify business critical items that require further triage and management
• Help your manager escalate Aladdin service incidents impacting critical business processes like Trading or Reporting
• Help reduce Aladdin incidents by working with your team and other teams like Global Technology to make improvements
• Work closely with team members in EMEA and US to ensure global coverage and handover on daily basis
• Support your team with the generation of management information

What we are looking for
• Someone who is passionate about delivering support and service management for the core investment platform for Schroders globally
• Understanding of how service issues and incidents are dealt with
• Ability to apply a structured approach to solve problems
• Good organisation skills to manage your own time and multiple work items at once
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Comfortable engaging with business stakeholders, technology teams and external vendors
• An appreciation of how processes, systems and data come together to enable business
• Ability to operate effectively under pressure

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help, but not essential
• Experience working within an asset management environment
• Understanding of trade workflow from fund manager decision making to settlement
• Previous experience of working in a helpdesk / service management role
• Knowledge of BlackRock Aladdin or other platforms (e.g. Charles River, Bloomberg, Eikon)
• Business Analysis skills

We recognise potential, whoever you are
Our purpose is to provide excellent investment performance to clients through active management. Diversity of thought facilitated by an inclusive culture will allow us to make better decisions and better achieve our purpose. This is why inclusion and diversity are a strategic priority for us and why we are an equal opportunities employer: you are welcome here regardless of your age, disability, gender identity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background or any other protected characteristics

Company

As an investment manager we make decisions every day on behalf of savers and investors around the world. They depend on our broad investment expertise, across private and public markets to manage: £731.6 billion (€871.3 billion/$990.9 billion)* of wealth and investments. We help them achieve their long-term financial goals – and make a positive impact in the world.

Careers

Over the years, we’ve perfected investing in our people

We’ve built a stellar reputation for our work and unique culture. Our secret? We’ve picked the best people for the job, and given them the opportunities and tools to thrive.

So it’s no surprise that 96% of us say that we’re proud to work at Schroders. And why we repeatedly have made it into LinkedIn’s top 25 places to work.

You don’t just get a job here – you can fulfil your career ambitions

Once you’re part of our team, our global learning and mentoring platforms help you hone your expertise and keep developing. We’re big on mobility – so many people find their next job at Schroders, too, moving up and across the business to build a fulfilling career.

Inclusion is more than a buzz word

It’s part of everything we do. We’ve built a culture where people can bring their whole selves to work, and we welcome unique perspectives. We also set trackable goals to improve representation across the board wherever we fall short.

We’ve made inclusion a conscious choice at every step

Our vision is for our people to reflect the diversity of the communities we live and work in. And for everyone to feel they truly belong at Schroders.

Our industry-leading flexible working charter is central to inclusion, opening up opportunities for everyone. We shape our recruitment and retention processes to help spot and reduce the impact of biases, and create a level playing field for underrepresented groups, for example through mentoring schemes. And we constantly review our policies and benefits to make sure they are fair and supportive of our diverse teams.

We take a local-led approach to improving inclusivity

Everyone’s at a different stage of their inclusion journey – with cultural and local practices to consider. So we listen to our employees through pulse surveys and collect diversity data so we can identify areas for improvement, and maximise impact through local initiatives.

Our partnerships - such as with RecruitMilitary in the US, the Technology in Finance Immersion Programme in Singapore, and the Investment 20/20 in the UK, to name a few - broaden our outreach and help us create a lasting impact.

Driving inclusion at Schroders**

As a Disability Confident employer and a member of the global Valuable 500 initiative, we’ve partnered with a disability-specialist organisation to conduct an audit and provide recommendations on how to make our recruitment processes more accessible to potential candidates with a disability.

We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Snowdon Trust following the success of our first paid work placements for individuals with a disability in February 2021.

Our passionate people lead the way

Our employee-led inclusion networks support our grassroots approach to building an inclusive culture. These create space for networking, celebrating our differences, and raising awareness of challenges that under-represented groups face.

Our WorkAbility employee-led inclusion network aims to educate employees, champion accessibility, and provide a supporting network for those affected by disability or long-term health conditions.

Case Study

Claudia Buffini, Corporate Responsibility Advisor, who was born profoundly deaf. Claudia’s role involves working with many different charities, championing causes she’s really passionate about and embedding a culture of inclusion.

So who better to tell us about why inclusion matters and how she feels included in the workplace. Watch the one minute video:

Transparency around our progress holds us to account

Inclusion is everyone’s business. There’s still a long way to go, so we use what we know to help the firms we invest in to accelerate change together across the industry and beyond. It’s important for us to be open about the high standards we set for ourselves, and to hold the companies we invest in to account.

And we offer a world of wellbeing at work

Looking after our people is always first on our list. We hold regular events supporting mental and physical wellness. And our global employee assistance programme is on hand offering free, independent, and confidential support.

And we offer flexible working and locally-relevant benefits

At Schroders, everyone works flexibly and has access to our global learning platforms and opportunities and our best-practice framework for mental health and wellbeing at work. We are also constantly reviewing and evolving our policies to suit an ever-changing set of needs and family set–ups.

We’re recognised for our inclusive workplace

We’re proud to be recognised as Large Employer of the Year at the prestigious FTAdviser Diversity in Finance Awards, and are continually included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and among the Top 75 employers of the Social Mobility Index.

Hear from our people about how we are continuing to create a more inclusive workplace at Schroders.

Find out more about working at Schroders.

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