Global Distribution Team Business Analyst

Global Distribution Team Business Analyst

AB Global

Luxembourg

Job Summary

We are looking to recruit an experienced investment professional to assume this pivotal role in Luxembourg-based global distribution team. The Business Analyst - Global Distribution Team (BA-GDT) role is part of the Sales & Client Services area and is focused on AllianceBernstein Investments (“ABI”), a unit of AllianceBernstein (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. (the Management Company), as the Global Distributor for the AB Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS and AIF funds. This is a multi-faceted role that combines business support activities, project management, business analytics/reporting and industry engagement.

  • This role partners with multiple stakeholders to:
  • promote a data-driven culture & re-alignment of AB's model to a digitalizing asset management environment
  • respond to a high demand for more data transparency from authorities, distributors and clients
  • assess the increasingly more complex regulatory reporting framework & support business transformation for regulatory reporting initiatives
  • provide support to AB’s FI Distributors and Sales organization to promote the distribution of AB Lux’s funds

To be successful, the BA-GDT must collaborate with teams across the firm — Product Development, Fund Accounting, Transfer Agency, Technology, Legal & Compliance and Sales — in order to pursue the initiatives of the GDT which are focused on supporting AB’s Financial Intermediary client base. The BA must proactively maintain a strong working knowledge of AB products and investment processes and be able/willing to engage in external industry forums to promote AB’s views on Global Distribution topics as well as collect & communicate internally valuable market insights.

Description

Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Business Analysis & Transformation

  • Build analytical models to address specific commercial initiatives & make recommendations to management on the options available.
  • Analysis of management fee change scenarios.
  • Share class pricing analysis.
  • Assess fund data management processes, tools and service providers with a view to improving service delivery and the client experience of AB Lux’s FI client base.

Reporting and Regulatory Data Dissemination

  • Respond to a high demand for data transparency, dissemination and disclosure to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engaging with the Business System Operations team to enhance reporting and system inputs.
  • Applying Business Analytics application skills to create and/or enhance reporting output.
  • Support the constant evolution of clients/distributors needs for fund reporting & disclosure (MiFID II, Solvency II, PRIIPs, PKG, VAG, CRR, GroMiKV, FTK, COVIP) by evaluating business needs and coordinating reporting initiatives or change requests with internal stakeholders and/or external providers.

Global Distribution Business Support

  • Ensure contractual agreements and internal system set-ups reflect Distributor/Clients relationships.
  • Manage components of the service commission fees and rebates processes (e.g. documentation, system set-up and amendments).
  • Support the Sales Teams in vetting new markets/countries.
  • Oversee the business assessment of share class registration
  • Support Product Development in the set up and registration of AB Lux funds in new markets/countries.
  • Assist in preparing monthly and quarterly management reporting.
  • Assist in organizing and coordinating internal and external audits related to distribution.
  • Other distribution-related duties as assigned by AB management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance, Economics, or Marketing and an excellent academic record
  • At least five years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Good knowledge of the European regulatory landscape
  • Knowledge of various regulatory reporting requirements would be a plus
  • Track record of outstanding performance and achievement
  • A belief that client is first and the ability to influence and lead others to prioritize in that way
  • Exemplary relationship building skills and ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization
  • With minimal direction, lead & drive client matters with internal & external stakeholders, through to fruition
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Proven track record in meeting deadlines and keen ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Analytical mindset and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Practical experience with business analytic tools such as MS Power BI or MicroStrategy to create value-added visualizations of FI data sets, reports and dashboards which will enhance decision making throughout the organization.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with Salesforce.com a plus.
  • Languages: Professional working verbal and written proficiency in English is essential. Any other language is a plus.

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