Regulation & Technology Analyst
at FundApps in London
(₤27000 - ₤30000 per year)
FundApps is a startup that helps investment managers stay in sync with worldwide regulations. Our competition is stuck in the dark ages with slow, clunky, complicated user interfaces and installed software. We’re shaking up the industry – providing a beautiful &amp; intuitive web-based service which takes away our clients’ pains and lets them get on with what they do best.
We’ve won multiple accolades from organisations such as Wired, World Economic Forum, Deloitte amongst others.
We’re a small team (currently ca. 30 people) of smart, friendly people with amazing diversity – 17 nationalities at last count. Our HQ is in London and we have a growing office in midtown Manhattan. We collaborate very closely and take pride in delivering an amazing service to our clients, who are some of the world’s largest asset managers, hedge funds and pension funds.
We’ve successfully bootstrapped our way to profitability, so we have an incredible amount of freedom when it comes to creating our own destiny.
Read more about us and see a video of us live in action: https://fundapps.workable.com/
What you’ll be doing
The Content team is responsible for reviewing and analysing financial regulations and translating these regulations into algorithms. As part of the team, you will be responsible for coding rules directly into our rules engine and working with the development team to enhance the capability and tools in the engine and its associated testing framework. You will also be involved in the understanding and interpretation of financial regulation and how this is transcribed into calculation-based results. This role involves a unique mix of finance, law, and IT with a focus on the technical aspects of the team. As part of our dynamic Content team, you’ll have a diverse role and be a champion for our services.
You’ll be responsible for a wide range of tasks including:
- Working with the team to express complex financial regulation into a domain-specific rule language.
- Creating, maintaining, and enhancing the rule testing framework to ensure that the rule algorithm follows a test-driven-development structure.
- Be the subject matter expert in coding and testing regulatory document generation tools. We support the automatic population of forms and the transmission of results to be filed with regulators.
- Researching and answering customer queries around the coding and interpretation of specific rules. This will require a high degree of understanding of financial services regulations across different jurisdictions, as well as an understanding of different financial products and their structure.
- Communicating with developers, product management, and other team members regarding modifications and enhancements to our service driven by regulatory change.
- Promoting and documenting best practices for the team around the coding and testing of regulation to ensure the highest levels of accuracy.
- Reviewing and interpreting regulatory changes from around the world to help update the content of our service.
- Excellent degree from a reputable university, with a strong preference for candidates with a technical / maths / engineering background
- Critical thinker with solid analytical problem solving skills
- Excellent organisational and time management skills
- Understanding of financial instruments and their associated properties
- Excel skills
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in English
- Authorization to work in the UK
- Experience in the financial services industry, preferably buy-side
- Some basic scripting experience, e.g. VBA, SQL, ruby, python, to help with data manipulation
- Some experience in regulatory compliance
- Experience in acceptance testing
- Understanding of more complex financial instruments (e.g. derivatives)
- No bureaucracy, just get it done.
- Relaxed, spacious office in the heart of Shoreditch with Sonos &amp; fresh ☕.
- Flexible working. It’s not perfect yet, but we’re committed to making it work.
- Generous personal budget to spend as you see fit on books, conferences, training subscriptions etc.
- Peer-led learning, knowledge sharing and professional development across the company through &quot;Brown-bag lunch&quot; sessions on a weekly basis.
- We’ll cover expenses to any conference or event you’re speaking at.
- Bumper Fruit basket on Mondays, Deskbeers on Fridays and a whole lot of social activity all week (5-a-side, badminton, squash, pubs).
- Monthly team outings.
- 2 days company volunteering &amp; 32 hours of paid personal volunteering leave to use with an organisation of your choice.
- Half price gym membership.
- Progressive maternity and paternity policy.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Generous pension contribution.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
We really strive to answer all applicants, however if you have not had a response within 4 weeks, please assume your application has not been successful.
APPLICATION: If you’re interested in applying, please include with your CV a cover letter and answer the following questions for us to get to know you better :)
1. Why FundApps? How does this job appeal to you?
2. What aspects of this job do you think you would be great at?
3. What aspects of this job do you think you will need to learn?
4. What is your desired start date / notice period?