Meet SimCorp’er Kiraj Patel

Kiraj is an Operational Account Manager/Senior Business Consultant based in London. He started as a Junior Consultant and has worked his way up in SimCorp’s organization. This journey has allowed him to gain a broad knowledge across the entire asset management life cycle. He has worked at SimCorp since 2008.

What is your background? I have a M.A in economics and management from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and then I started here at SimCorp fresh out of university. In a way, you could say that I have grown into my current position. SimCorp challenges you to develop, and this encourages you to seek out greater and more ambitious goals. The learning curve is always there, and it is often intense – but at the same time, it is very, very rewarding when you are able to design a tangible solution that the client can benefit from.

 Kiraj Patel 
There is a sense of belonging – like you’re part of the SimCorp family.Kiraj Patel

What does your job entail? One day I am working with compliance, the next with risk and performance. No two days are ever the same, and no task is routine. I function as the main point of contact for clients, who communicate, support and provide operational services for some of the largest investment management companies in the world. I collaborate with clients to analyze issues and present solutions to improve their organizational processes and practices. It is my job to help ensure that their businesses remain as agile as possible, so they can adapt seamlessly to any new strategic requirement or industry legislation, they may face.

What is the work environment like at SimCorp? It is very inclusive. Even when I was new and first joined SimCorp, the flat structure made me feel that my opinions mattered. It feels as if everyone is working in the same direction towards one common goal. It is also an ambitious environment, and you can tell that everyone really believes in the products we work with. I think that being in a global company has given me a lot of opportunities personally – from London to Abu Dhabi, Bad Homburg, Copenhagen and Brussels, I have been given a great chance to expand my global network.

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