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IHS Markit Portfolio Modeling Business Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

Department overview:

ThinkFolio is a leading provider of portfolio modelling and management tools, compliance and trading functions for asset managers on the buy side. thinkFolio is used globally with the majority of clients currently in the EMEA.

Position summary

IHS Markit is making considerable investments in the thinkFolio product and is increasing the size of the thinkFolio team. With an expected expansion of the client base globally, additional resources are required, as part of the global thinkFolio team.

ThinkFolio has an open position for a Business Analyst within the Product team. The Product team is responsible for the support, maintenance, feature enhancements and roadmap of the overall application. There are four ‘Streams’ within this team each focusing on a specific capability of the application;

  • Portfolio Modelling

  • Trading

  • Compliance

  • Data

We are looking for a Business Analyst to work within the portfolio management capability primarily, but over the long term the individual should be flexible and happy to work in other streams and expand their knowledge.

The candidate should have a background in financial services, preferably with a Buy side investment organisation or software vendor servicing this sector of the market.

Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Requirement gathering and Specification writing. Change requests are received from both internal and external sources, impact analysis and design must be factored into the process.

  • Product Analysis of features within data stream

  • Working closed with Development and QA teams to design feature enhancements. Responsible for estimation, prioritisation and planning

  • Ensure product documentation is updated and maintained. New features must be documented as part of the development process.

  • Interaction with users and internal counterparts to demo and explain new features

  • Provide Tier 3 support to customers. Expedite issues and resolve bugs

  • Testing of changes and bug fixes.

Business Competencies:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in within financial services, preferably a buy side investment organisation or software vendor servicing this sector.

  • Experience of Investment Accounting and/or an IBOR/ABOR system to cover some/all:

  • Entitlement processing for equity and bond

  • P&L accounting including use of Lots for US Buyside customers

  • Investment Management reference data

  • Pricing and valuations

  • Reconciliations

  • Performance attribution


  • Knowledge of thinkFolio is desirable, but not required.

  • Experience of all elements of financial data used in Investment management

  • Knowledge of JIRA and the Software Delivery Life Cycle

  • Knowledge of SQL

  • Understanding of Technical integration methods such as APIs

  • Detailed knowledge of data across all Asset Classes and data types

IHS Markit is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the laws and regulations in any of our locations.

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IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

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