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Public Securities Operations Portfolio Analyst, PPM

Role Specifics
This role includes responsibilities for fixed income instruments across a variety of client types and investment strategies. The candidate must be eager to learn and be comfortable managing a diverse range of functions and disciplines.  Responsibilities include cash reporting, reconciliation to custody, trade settlements, amongst others.   This role involves significant interaction with internal parties (traders, business development, portfolio managers, other PPM ops teams, etc.) as well as external parties such as brokers, counterparties, custodians, and clients).
  • Reconciliation of portfolio holdings, cash and non-cash activities between various in-house systems and custodial or third-party platforms
  • Timely resolution and communication of identified portfolio discrepancies and errors 
  • Delivery of investable cash and cash event data to investment teams and other interested parties
  • Providing support for the timely and accurate trade settlement processing for various public security types across all client portfolios           
  • Processing and validation of all non-trade related activities occurring within client portfolios, including transfers, wires, principal & interest transactions, and any miscellaneous activities
  • Validation of portfolio specific information: reporting requirements, processing requirements, and account validation.  Identify, collect, and maintain all requisite documentation and records pertaining to the portfolios
  • Onboarding of new portfolios into current operational processes
  • Responding to client requests
  • Development of new processes as required by new clients, custodians, regulators, auditors, or risk procedures.
  • Provide back-up support for other Portfolio Services team members and assist in special projects and “ad hoc” requests
  • Develop a deep and comprehensive knowledge of the use, capabilities and maintenance of the Aladdin portfolio management system and related platforms within the PPM operational and systematic ecosystem
Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and is passionate about financial services. The candidate should be effective working in a team environment, as well as have the ability to work independently on specific projects and initiatives. The candidate should be professional, self-motivated, proactive, and results-oriented. The ability to interpret, present, and distill a variety of data is a must as the team serves to establish the firm’s IBOR and portfolio level activities and characteristics. 
  • BS degree or equivalent, preferably in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of two years of practical experience in public audit, financial services, management consulting or asset management operations
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of investment products and their characteristics including the spectrum of fixed income instruments, and their life-cycle events
  • Basic understanding of institutional Corporate Action processing covering both equity and fixed income instruments
  • Ability to prioritize and independently manage multiple deadlines and clientele simultaneously
  • Experience in preparing accurate and timely reports, analysis and presentations for management and clients
  • Unquestionable professional integrity
  • Strong teamwork-based approach to work and collective activities
  • Critical thinking, analysis, troubleshooting, and problem-solving expertise
  • Advanced proficiency with the entire Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis on Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exposure to and demonstrative proficiency with third-party tools used in financial services such as: Bloomberg, ICE, Refinitiv, IHS Markit, Blackrock Aladdin or other portfolio accounting platform
  • Technical aptitude, such as with Power BI or another business intelligence system a plus; knowledge of Aladdin portfolio management system is very helpful
  • Additional credentials or progress toward an advanced degree or chartered industry designation (i.e., CFA, CPA, etc.) are a plus