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Trading Operations Analyst

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Scott Duerden

  • Job ref:

    SDIR03_1564147565

  • Published:

    29 days ago

Our client a global Asset Manager based in the West End are looking to recruit a Trading Operations Analyst to join their expanding Investment Operations Department. Investment Operations is a global team which provides trade processing and account reconciliation services to our client's Investment Division. Securities trading operations is responsible for trade capture, delivery, settlement, and reporting for securities traded globally. Associates work closely with portfolio managers, analysts, and traders to deliver precise and scalable operational support. This position will be based within the EMEA Investment Operations Team in London and provide settlements coverage for all globally traded Equity and Fixed Income trades.

Other responsibilities will include;

  • Providing Trade support (equity / fixed income) including trade capture, matching, trade settlement and confirmation
  • Working closely with the Portfolio Managers, Trades, Compliance, and other internal teams to provide adequate support on trade related matters
  • Liaising with external counterparties, third-party service providers to source underlying asset data
  • Utilising manager/custodian websites to monitor client transactions and Assist with the handling of corporate actions
  • Managing trade breaks, settlements issues, Broker fee reconciliation

The successful candidate will have extensive demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification / equivalent experience
  • Experience carrying out a similar role in an Asset Management business
  • Required experience in a Trade Support function role
  • Good Knowledge of Trade life cycle for Equities and Fixed Income markets.
  • Working knowledge of reconciliations, controls and settlements
  • Previous investment operations experience within a Back Office or Middle Office of Asset Management Firm or Buy side is preferred
  • Investment life cycle knowledge
  • Must be analytical, detail-oriented and precise with numbers
  • Solid understanding of the securities/fund industry as well as investment concepts and strategies
  • Individual contributor and strong team player in a fast-paced environment with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple assignments under short deadlines
  • Familiarity with custodian, broker, and money manager operations
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced proficiency with Excel and comfort with database applications. Knowledge of SQL and VBA code a plus but not required
  • Ability to identify potential issues and promote efficient resolution. Set and pursue goals and demonstrate a commitment to organizational success
  • Willingness and flexibility to work non-standard schedules associated with providing trading support across global markets

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