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Janus Henderson Investors Business Analyst in Denver, Colorado

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Overview of the Role

Youwill support Front Office Business Systems, working with portfolio managers, traders, compliance officers and their support staff to understand, capture and refine workflows. You will work with data teams to ensure investment professionals are presented with accurate security master, position and lot level data.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will:

  • Have a basic understanding of Front Office Systems. Be able to demonstrate conceptual changes, present them and then implement them within a team Scrum.

  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of Epics and Stories on Jira.

  • Have a basic understanding of financial products used in Asset Management including Equities, Fixed Income and Derivatives.

  • Take a hands-on, methodical approach to identify and resolve issues.

  • Perform analysis and write requirements documents and user stories

  • Be able to work on your own initiative, be self-motivated and take on responsibility for solution delivery.

  • Liaise with the wider technology teams to coordinate interdependencies and resolve issues.

  • Produce quality test plans and work with Quality Assurance and users to participate in system and user testing.

  • Work within a delivery team by taking responsibility for changes assigned to you.

  • Manage risks and issues effectively with timely escalation to the Product Owner and Change delivery manager.

  • Support changes delivered during warranty period.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Technical Skills and Qualifications

Essential:

  • Experience of the analysis process: from requirement gathering, capturing user stories, writing test cases / acceptance criteria, implementation and sign offs

  • Strong background in the financial industry, coupled with experience of the technologies used to support this function.

  • A delivery focussed approach and attitude

  • Work as part of a team dependant on the workloads

  • A basic understanding of the investment life cycle.

  • A strong, analytical mind, comfortable working on complex problems both on strategic and tactical level.

  • Self-starter with an ownership mentality.

Advantageous:

  • Experience of working with Modelling, OMS, Trading and Compliance systems including expertise of Charles River.

  • Experience of implementing a new asset class in CRD end to end.

  • Experience of implementing Manager Workbench, Blotter configurations, workflow rules on latest versions of CRD.

  • Experience of a significant project within the asset management industry.

  • Experience of implementing change on trading systems, especially Fixed Income and OTC.

  • A solid appreciation of the securities and instruments used in modern fund management.

  • Experience of the typical infrastructure components and data architectures that support investment management systems.

  • Proficiency in SQL, sufficient to analyse data and investigate stored procedures written in Transact SQL.

  • An understanding of messaging technologies used for the communication of transactional data to 3rd parties.

  • Previous experience of implementing change within the front office. Agile experience is highly favourable but not essential.

Competencies Required

  • Team working – collegiate approach to work circulating important information and contributing to team discussion.

  • Problem solving / analysis – understanding of complex issues and problems and able to identify practical / pragmatic solutions.

  • Self-motivation and enthusiastic approach – acompleter-finisher able to work on their own initiative with a focus on delivery.

  • Communication – provides documents that are clear, precise and comprehensible and communicates and presents in a clear and compelling manner.

  • Effective time management / planning – manages personal and team workload effectively, sets realistic and achievable targets and delivers to those targets.

  • Problem ownership – takes responsibility for project issues and manages to delivery.

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training

Working Environment / Physical Activities.

  • Overtime and weekend hours may be required.

  • PC usage up to 100% of the time.

  • Office equipment such as telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.

Compliance Requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

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