AIS Business Strategy Consultant, Assistant Vice President (GSAS)

Company:
State Street
Location:
New York City, NY
Job Type:
Full Time
Category:
Hedge Funds
Yrs of Exp:
5+ to 7 years
Posted:
4/29/2013

Job Description



Alternative Investment Services (AIS)

 

State Street's Alternative Investment Services (AIS)group provides a complete suite of services to more than 500 clients, including institutional investors, hedge fund managers, private equity fund managers and real estate fund managers.

We offer deep, product-specific expertise and flexible, innovative solutions for alternative investments, including fund accounting, fund administration, corporate administration, risk and credit services.

With more than US$789 billion in alternative assets under administration, State Street maintains leadership rankings in almost every aspect of the industry:

*  No. 1 in alternative asset servicing globally
*  No. 1 in private equity servicing globally
*  No. 2 in real estate asset servicing globally
*  No. 2 in hedge fund servicing globally, based on industry survey data

More than 3,000 AIS employees support a diverse base of alternative fund managers and institutional investors around the world, in our offices in Boston, Cayman Islands, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Ireland (Carrickmines, Drogheda, Dublin, Naas), London, Luxembourg, New Jersey, New York, Poland (Kraków), Singapore, The Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey), Tokyo, and Toronto.

AIS Business Strategy Consultant, Assistant Vice President   Overview:

This role is central to product development and overall process engineering and support efforts.  It sits amongst a team responsible for technology adoption, productivity analyses, business change management, financial impacts analysis, and legal and compliance adherence.    Generalized expectations and responsibilities of the team where this role sits are:

A critical part of the client on-boarding process especially with regard to expectations setting, workflow, and effective initial relationship setup

 A resource to Sales and regional management in support of prospect and client workflows

 A geographically distributed team with central reporting to ensure best practices are documented, communicated and followed across the hedge fund administration business

 A non-line team empowered to critically assess current practices and suggest operational changes or systems developments necessary to improve efficiency in the business

 A coverage team and Information Technology liaison unit providing centralized communications on technology changes and system conversions

 An analytical team charged with the monitoring of business metrics including workload balancing, client profitability, and team efficiency

 

AIS Business Strategy Consultant, Assistant Vice President, Job Duties:

 Participate in the coordination of all product development efforts 

 Raise and sponsor ideas for the commercial use of technology or technical improvements

 Provide workflow and technology design ideas, guidance and solutions

Represent fully-formed product expansion or enhancement ideas to oversight committees

Analyze complex data needs and sources for subsequent  use in reports and analyses on behalf of the business and/or clients

Ensure appropriate adoption and ongoing use of tools built by both internal personnel and clients

Provide primary and secondary support as appropriate for all existing technology

Assist Sales in efforts to win and or cross-sell clients

Create training materials and marketing documentation

Assist in all migration efforts including platform rollouts, business take-on efforts, systems decommissioning

Education and experience:

Masters degree with finance, accounting or technology focus; CPA, CFA or CAIA designation helpful

5 - 8 years previous experience in fund administration, technology development or consulting

Leadership role in delivery of successful projects delivering new technology or improvements in workflows

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