Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary £70,000.00 - £85,000.00 gross per year
  • London

Description

Unique opportunity to work for a top-tier Global Alternative Investment Manager within a small team with a huge amount of exposure to investment teams and other senior stakeholders both in UK and US offices. The role is techincal in nature and very varied. There is a wide variety of funds that co-invest in cross-jurisdictional investments including complex SPV structures. This role also offers personal and professional "leadership" development opportunities.Unique opportunity to work for a truly top-tier Global Alternative Investment Manager within a small team with a huge amount of exposure to investment teams and other senior stakeholders both in UK and US offices.

The role is techincal in nature and very varied. There is a wide variety of funds that co-invest in cross-jurisdictional investments including complex SPV structures.

This role also offers personal and professional "leadership" development opportunities.


The Opportunity:


- Very broad role working within a small but middle office operations team, with exposure to a wide range of senior stakeholders across 16 internal teams across the London and US offices
- The role offers career developmental opportunities in the medium to longer term
- Working for a very experienced and technically astute Head of Operations, this role works very closely with the investment professionals and is concerned with all pre / post trade activities. Note that the firm has a separate Product Control and Settlements team
- Involvement with a wide range if external transaction parties including advisors, servicers, asset managers, corporate service providers, and JV partners
- The range of asset classes that you will get exposure to is significant and includes:
- Cash Equities/Equity Swaps
- Bonds/Convertible Bonds/Bond Swaps
- Credit Default Swaps/ABX/CMBX indexes
- Asset Swaps
- OTC options
- Listed Options and Futures
- FX spot and forwards
- Interest Rate Swaps


- 60% of the assets are "distressed" and are complex transactions including real asset financing (shipping / aircraft)

More specific duties include:


- Allocating trades into funds, assessed on a case by case basis, together with managing the coordination of sending these to counterparties to ensure proper trade booking
- Daily matching of cash trades using the automated OMGEO CTM matching system
- Daily matching of swap trades using the automated Traiana Harmony matching system
- Manual matching of any other trade using broker recap's
- Execution of FX spot and forward for hedging purposes daily
- Regular review of the firm's FX hedging to ensure deals are hedged properly
- Dealing with ad-hoc queries from execution brokers and custodians for an array of queries that may be raised
- Provide historical trade reports
- Provide and interpret accounting entries in accounting system where necessary (Geneva)
- Coordinate the booking of all trades in OMS system
- Investigate and resolve p&l queries on an ad hoc basis in conjunction with Product Control team
- Monitor static data in the security master by setting up new securities/products
- Track all European corporate actions
- Coordinate details with respective prime brokers and trading desk
- Book into trade entry system to reflect on P&L
- Coordinate cleanup of residual shares/position with trading desk
- Follow up on account opening requests - provide relevant settlement details to new executing and prime brokerage counterparties


Your Experience


- You will have a strong record of academic achievement and strong numerical skills
- Be ambitious and career minded
- Possess the ability to proactively solve problems and operate as a team player
- Demonstrable ability to communicate with portfolio managers, traders, research analysts, IT, operations, prime brokers, accounting
- Significant Middle Office/Operational experience in Equities and Fixed Income products (the more complex the better) from either a hedge fund, asset manager, prime broker or potentially an investment bank
- The key thing is that you've had a exposure to a wide range of complex asset classes transactions, ideally with a credit / derivatives / lending angle
- IMC qualification preferred
- FX Hedging experience is keenly sought after

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