A day in the life of a Business Analyst at a leading investment manager
Grayce Analyst, Hamza Aurangzeb shares his experience as a Business Analyst at a leading investment management organisation.
I’ve been with Grayce since February 2020. My first client assignment was working as a Business Analyst in the front office investment operations team at a leading investment management organisation. My client assignment is important because the launch of investment funds / share classes are a core product for my client's business strategy.
What do you do for your client?
My typical day on client site includes daily stands up using the Agile method via Jira. I'm responsible for coordinating internal and external stakeholders for the launch of share classes for the client's investment funds. This took 4-6 weeks from initiation to launch and included the setup of hedged share classes on Aladdin software. I also created fixed income share class SOP to improve governance and to document current processes.
My client is undergoing a transformation programme which will make all areas of the business more efficient. We are driving innovation in many ways, such as adopting an agile way of working which allows the client to have retrospectives to find improved and innovative ways of working.
What have I learnt?
This role has taught me the benefits of software such as Jira and how it can be a great management tool in big projects. I also gained an insight to the asset management space and the different regulations that impact it. I will bring these insights, along with my critical thinking, relationship building and problem solving skills, to help me succeed in my next assignment with Grayce.
Why do clients choose Grayce?
I like that on client sites we have Grayce Analysts who are supportive and create a community feeling. I think clients use Grayce Analysts because we bring a fresh and enthusiastic perspective to projects. We are adaptable individuals who always find a better way of working which many clients appreciate.