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Senior Consultant

Open positions in North America, EMEA & APAC - Hybrid
Reports to - Director

About Elgin White

Elgin White is a specialist buy-side consulting firm working with leading investment management firms around the globe to improve their performance and realize their business goals.  

Our clients include many of the world’s largest asset managers, investment advisors, pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, securities services, wealth managers, private equity funds, and alternative investment funds, as well as tier one consultancies and software vendors. Our team brings credibility, expertise, and hands-on experience to every client engagement. We are proud of our long-established reputation for building successful partnerships that deliver tangible value.   

We support the full transformation lifecycle, from strategy and target operating model design through to system selection, implementation and optimization, post-implementation support and managed services.  

Elgin White has proven expertise in managing and resourcing projects within a niche market of vendor applications, spanning all major front, middle and back-office platforms as well as data, reporting, and regulatory packages. We have decades of experience working with leading financial services technology companies including SimCorp, Charles River, Aladdin, InvestCloud, and more.  

Our highly skilled consultants operate either locally, on-shore, near-shore, or remotely, providing our clients with scale and flexibility at competitive rates. 

Job summary

At Elgin White, Senior Consultants and Consultants are responsible for:  

  • Contributing to all aspects of implementation projects, specifically delivering solutions-based services, integration, and implementation projects 
  • Leading workstreams covering all required tasks, dependencies, timing, and resource estimations 
  • Mapping system functions and processes, as well as designing and configuring a customized solution  
  • Assisting the client in developing an overall test strategy and test plans, and conducting test cases  
  • Facilitating workshops to gather requirements for new and existing clients  
  • Mentoring, coaching, and supporting colleagues in their efforts to deliver projects successfully  

Required experience

  • 7+ years of experience in buy-side investment management operations and technology 
  • Evidence of hands-on consulting skills  
  • Management of buy-side specific projects aligned with Elgin White markets and technologies e.g., software implementation projects, Cloud/SaaS transformations 
  • Knowledge of the financial instruments and/or the business and processes relevant to Elgin White’s client base 
  • Know-how in at least two of the following areas:  
    • trading and order management 
    • compliance 
    • regulatory and internal restrictions 
    • portfolio management (equity, fixed income, and derivatives) 
    • performance measurement and attribution 
    • risk management (market and liquidity) 
    • regulatory topics such as Solvency II (incl. ORSA) 
    • instrument valuation and analytics (theoretical pricing)  
  • Enthusiasm to maintain knowledge and expertise in new and upcoming technologies, products, and services 
  • Subject matter expertise and deployment experience in the technologies we are specialist in. Current opportunities specifically relate to: 
    • Aladdin 
    • Charles River 
    • Eagle 
    • InvestCloud 
    • SimCorp 

Personal skills

Successful candidates will have confidence in their ability to deliver projects on time and on budget. You must have the interpersonal skills needed to develop an engaging rapport with the Elgin White client base.  

The personal skills required to achieve this include: 

  • Having the ability to take ownership for the aspects of project delivery you are responsible for 
  • Understanding how the project goals relate to value outcomes for clients 
  • Having the appetite and drive to execute a pre-agreed strategy to the highest level possible 
  • Self-motivation to achieve team and individual goals 
  • Demonstrating exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence 
  • Being a strong team player, while also having the confidence and ability to work independently 
  • Being loyal, discreet, reliable, and trustworthy 

This role requires the ability to work flexibly across domestic and international time zones, as required. 

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Jeremy Hurwitz

Managing Director - North America

Based in Los Angeles, California, Jeremy founded InvestTech Systems Consulting LLC in 1990. As President and Director the Enterprise Data Management and Architecture Practice for more than 25 years he managed over 50 large investment technology, strategy, and implementation projects for many of the largest global investment management firms. Following the acquisition of his firm by Accenture in 2017, Jeremy remained as Managing Director, Asset Management Lead.

Jeremy joined Elgin White in 2022 to lead the firm’s launch into North America. He is recognized throughout the North America asset management community as a thought leader and innovation architect in the design of enterprise data, analytics, and reporting platforms. His deep knowledge, broad buy-side network, and extensive experience deploying business-outcome-focused technology solutions successfully has accelerated the growth of Elgin White in North America.

Stanley Drasky

Managing Director

Stan joined Elgin White in 2020 following an impressive 30-year career working predominantly for world-class buy-side financial services firms in North America and Europe. He is a renowned buy-side technology leader with a reputation for designing and delivering large-scale transformation initiatives at scale and pace. Currently, Stan is especially active leading infrastructure (cloud and managed services) transformation projects.

His most recent roles prior to Elgin White include Chief Information Officer (EMEA) at State Street and various senior positions during his eight-year tenure at Northern Trust Corporation, including Head of IT & EMEA/Global Director of Fund Administration Technology, Global Director of Asset Management Technology, and Director of Trade Execution Technologies. Stan has also held senior Operational and Technology roles at Nuveen Investments and BNY Mellon.

Throughout his career Stan has been a strategic client or partner of every major front-to-back office technology vendor including SimCorp and Charles River Development.

Erik Schutte

Managing Director

Erik founded Elgin White’s consultancy practice in 2019, which transitioned the firm into a full-service buy-side consultancy and resourcing business. He is an experienced front-to-back business transformation professional and has held several senior management positions during his more than 30-year career in the UK and his native Netherlands, as well as Asia Pacific.

Previous roles include Head of Professional Services at SimCorp, Director at PwC UK, and Managing Director for Wealth & Asset Management Services at Accenture UK & Ireland.