Analyst - Trading Operations

  • Category
    Operations - Trade Support
  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • External Reference

Analyst - Trading Operations

An Investment Management organization are looking for a Trading Operations Analyst to join their team. Investment Operations is a global team which provides trade processing and account reconciliation services to the organization. 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.

The responsibilities of the individual in this position include:

Provide Trade support (equity / fixed income) including Trade capture, matching, trade settlement and confirmation

Work closely with the Portfolio Managers, Trades, Compliance, and other internal teams to provide adequate support on trade related matters

Liaise with external counterparties, third-party service providers to source underlying asset data

Utilize manager/custodian websites to monitor client transactions and Assist with the handling of corporate actions

Manage trade breaks, settlements issues, Broker fee reconciliation

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

Degree level Graduate with a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent qualification.

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

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
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