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Senior Consultant - Asset Management, Technology

Location:  London
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Nov 30, 2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  139600

WAM Technology Senior Consultant

Do you want to help drive and transform the technology and data landscape for the world’s top Asset and Wealth managers?

The opportunity


This role offers the opportunity to analyse, design, recommend and implement technology solutions for the full spectrum of products and functions across both wealth and asset management. With our deep industry know-how, we help transform the back-, middle- and front-office operations of the world’s top money managers. Our insights into data and analytics, emerging technologies and platforms and how the asset and wealth management industries are evolving mean that we are at the heart of change with our clients, including by: -

  • Driving front-to-back business transformation, including assessing, selecting and implementing market leading vendor solution platforms
  • Identifying how new technologies such as Robotic Process Automation and Intelligent Automation can reduce cost and improve efficiency
  • Leading technology change programmes, including application architecture review and simplification
  • Target Operating Model design and implementation
  • Regulatory driven change (including client and regulatory compliance)
  • Large scale project and programme management


Your key responsibilities


As a Senior Consultant within the team you will be:

  • Delivering a diverse range of client assignments, often as part of a diverse, multi-disciplined project team
  • Taking responsibility for programme workstreams and deliverables
  • Developing strong trusted advisor relationships with our clients
  • Assisting in developing thought leadership and building EY solutions and methods
  • Identifying opportunities for new business and supporting bid teams with proposals
  • Contributing to the development of high-quality technical offerings
  • Supporting EY practice and people development through activities such as graduate recruitment


Skills and attributes for success

  • A high level of drive and commitment to delivering high quality work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Being a supportive team player who actively develops relationships and is eager to share knowledge with EY colleagues and our clients
  • A structured approach to problem solving
  • The ability to learn new subject matter rapidly and a desire to develop a deep understanding the trends and challenges shaping Wealth & Asset Management and Technology
  • Flexibility in approach, willingness to adapt quickly and initiative when working in unstructured environments with limited supervision


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A successful track record in the Wealth, Asset or Investment Management industry, gained through experience working at a Wealth/Asset Manager, a top tier consultancy (Big 4, IBM, Accenture etc..), a specialist financial services consultancy, or a Wealth/Asset Management technology or service provider
  • Good appreciation of current market trends in the Wealth & Asset Management industry and the technology that underpins it.
  • Technology skills across architecture, IT operating model design/cost reduction or experience of major package selection/service implementation (Asset Management : BlackRock Aladdin, Simcorp, Charles River, Markit thinkFolio, Fusion Invest; Wealth : SEI, Avaloq, Temenos, JHC Figaro, XPLAN, Distribution Technologies, Tercero; Alternatives : eFront/ Investran /Allvue)
  • Good understanding of one or more Wealth & Asset Management product areas and an appreciation of the end-to-end process flows and functional areas of Wealth & Asset Management participants
  • Experience delivering at various stages of the project lifecycle, knowledge of Project Management, Business Analysis and/or SDLC

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • A good understanding of one or more of the following:  Buy-Side front and middle office, risk, compliance, advice and financial planning, Operations, Alternatives or Asset Servicing
  • Industry recognised business, finance, IT or project management qualifications such as PMP, PRINCE 2, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, BPR, CIMA or CFA


What we look for

Whether your background is from Technology, the Wealth/Asset Management industry, from consulting or from a vendor, we’re looking for team-mates who are keen, dynamic and flexible – who enjoy a variety of challenges and who offer different experiences and diverse insights.  


What working at EY offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


Join us in building a better working world.


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Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance


Please note: Prior to finalizing your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. We ask because it matters!

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