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  • Location: Downtown LA
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #323
Leader among global investment managers in Downtown LA is looking for an AVP/VP Trade Support. This role will work closely with Trading, Accounting, Treasury, Trade Support and the Investment Teams to forecast and manage cash allocations and availability across various investment sleeves.

Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the development of a centralized Cash Operations team
  • Cash availability forecasting and addressing upcoming deficits at both a fund and investment sleeve level. Including cash and forward reallocations, foreign exchange, forward roll assistance
  • Working with third parties and technology to spec out, test and deploy new trade files and trade communication as needed and promptly address any issues that may arise from existing or new files
  • Working with broker to onboard new accounts for cleared derivatives trading and open accounts for trading
  • Working with internal teams to onboard new accounts
  • Collaborate cross departmentally to create a centralized firmwide account master
  • Driving initiatives to establish and continuously improve automation and efficiency
  • Writing specifications for technology enhancements
  • Building out and maintain management reporting tools using PowerBI
  • Overseeing collateral management process and manage vendor and service provider relationships
  • Ensuring company is meeting existing regulatory requirements related to trade processing and reporting and collateral management and staying up-to-date on upcoming regulatory obligations and their expected impact
  • Working with technology team to design, develop and test new functionality
  • Troubleshooting and enhancing our trade booking and communication systems while addressing, and tracking, exceptions as necessary
  • Leading the charge to build out a repo & collateral management trade processing and communication workflow
  • Discovering improvements in the bank debt processing workflow and build out bank debt reporting
  • Working with industry vendors to evaluate and implement third party software where applicable
  • Modifying, enhancing, and sunsetting any existing VBA macros as needed
  • Writing effective procedures and training others when necessary
  • Building effective working relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Performing various other tasks and projects as necessary.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 to 10 years relevant operations experience; specific expertise and knowledge of bonds, equity, syndicated loans, foreign exchange, derivatives, cash management, and repos
  • Operational understanding of cleared futures, options, CDX, and IRS
  • Must be able to critically think and independently solve issues and drive projects for improved efficiency and automation
  • Understating and being able to read SWIFT and XML messages
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Expert in Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Knowledge with reading and writing SQL, VBA, VB
  • Experience working with industry utilities and communication protocols such as SWIFT, FIX, CLS, CTM, VCON, FXAll, etc.
  • Knowledge of Allvue Everest and Advent Geneva a plus
  • Knowledge of ASIC and EMIR reporting
  • Must have outstanding initiative and be a self-starter
  • Demonstrate non-linear thinking and have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple competing tasks
  • Collaborative, team-oriented individual with strong sense of integrity and professionalism
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