Derivative Product Analyst
CPQi inc
Fortaleza, br
há 2 dias

Derivatives Product Analyst

CPQi is seeking a

Bilingual (English / Portuguese)

Derivative Product Analyst with strong knowledge of asset management, capital markets and financial services .


  • Identifying, analyzing and validating the needs for the Derivatives end-to-end lifecycle, including Trade Execution, Valuation, Settlements, Hedge Accounting, etc
  • Documenting the business and technical requirements in a variety of formats : Business Requirements Document (BRD), Data Mapping Spreadsheets, Use Cases, User Stories
  • Modelling and analyzing current state processes, identifying gaps, facilitate process changes to address those gaps for future processes.
  • Data mapping
  • Facilitating prioritization of needs with sponsor and stakeholders
  • Evangelizing and advocating the needs of our business sponsor with others
  • Close interaction with the Trading Desk, Treasury, Middle Office / Ops, IT, Market Risk, Financial Reporting, and Regulatory
  • Identify potential risk situations / impacts, and make recommendations or escalate to the manager
  • Input into the development of various tactical and strategic process improvements projects, as well as testing and implementation of the end state
  • Translating the business needs for the technology team which helps them build an effective software solution
  • Identifying and raising key risks, issues, and dependencies
  • Developing test strategies and test plans
  • Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of a range of derivative instruments (Futures, Options, SWAPs, Repos, etc.) from Front office perspective i.e
  • should have a good understanding of valuation of Derivative Instruments using first principles

  • Understanding of derivatives greeks
  • Understanding of Investment Operations and data needs through the trading lifecycle
  • Ability to analyze business processes and high-level requirements to translate into detailed business requirements
  • Delivering on successful initiatives in a timely manner based on project success criteria and team goals
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing
  • Collaborating with business experts, sponsors, the project manager, tech leads and developers, and quality assurance team to ensure successful, quick delivery
  • Working across time zones and locations (we have offices in Montreal, Toronto, Boston & Asia)
  • Adhering to our project methodologies Agile SCRUM and RUP / iterative development and waterfall
  • Education and Experience :

  • University degree in Business / Finance
  • 5-7 years Business Analysis experience in Application Management environment within the financial sector
  • Strong Investment business knowledge, especially in the derivatives trading and operations, with 3+ years of hands-on experience as a Business Analyst in Derivatives / Investment IT Application Management
  • CFA, FRM or similar Charter / Certification would be an asset
  • Understanding of accounting for derivative products
  • Ability to develop and maintain constructive professional relationships with the Front Office and other support / control groups
  • In-depth understanding of strategic business objectives combined with broad industry knowledge of investment products, market practices and derivatives operations
  • Knowledge of industry compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Proven capability in initiating, motivating and managing change effectively
  • Highly developed presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in an international setting
  • Exposure to OTC and exchange traded derivatives through formal course work and / or industry experience
  • FINDUR, Calypso, Murex, Sungard or similar derivatives application knowledge is desirable
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