Trade Support Business Analyst

Areas of Interest:

Investment Management


Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates worldwide.

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the support of the Trade Order Management System, as well as the interface programs.  Resolve system issues utilizing internal.
  • MIS or external vendor resources as appropriate.  Conduct user training as needed.
  • Manage projects that require interfacing with the Portfolio Managers and Traders. 
  • Perform Product analysis and how new products can operationally fit into our internal systems and workflows.
  • Facilitate improvements in current technology needed to improve trading productivity and workflow processes.
  • Liaison between Backoffice, Operations, MIS and end users.
  • Participate in other duties as assigned by management.


  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure successful results when assisting users of varying knowledge levels.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Concern for quality expresses by continually initiating system and process improvements.
  • Thorough understanding of the Investment Management business.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  MBA and/or CFA a plus.
  • Ten years Business Analysis, Operations and/or Trading or other industry related experience.
  • One year experience in a training or system support role.

As a William Blair associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.

William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.

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