Middle Office and Risk Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Londres, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Non-disclosed
  • 30 août 17

A successful London based boutique asset management company, specialising in asset backed securities, is looking to recruit a middle office and risk analyst.

We are looking to hire at an entry or junior level position with or without previous experience working in a middle office/operations role at an asset management company.  The candidate will have a strong educational background, ideally in a scientific/ numerical discipline as well as be able to demonstrate the ability to work proactively within a small team and an interest to work within financial markets. 

This is a varied role and a great opportunity to learn about a broad range of asset management operations.  The Analyst will interact directly with the CEO, Portfolio Manager and COO and will be principally responsible for taking ownership of all middle office tasks, and supporting the wider teams to ensure the smooth running of the business.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Trade booking, monitoring of the settlement process and resolution of related issues
  • FX collateral management
  • Responsible for portfolio level and share class currency hedging
  • Cash and position management, monitoring of bank accounts, FX positions and trade reconciliations
  • Internal verification of weekly and monthly fund NAV’s, liaising with the fund administrators to resolve any queries
  • Monitoring and collation of month-end prices in order to independently verify administrator reports
  • Monitoring of asset backed securities cash flows
  • Fund performance attribution analysis
  • Responsibility for risk monitoring and risk reporting systems
  • Gain a strong understanding of the portfolios in detail and monitor for risk exposures outside of defined parameters
  • Production of board level internal risk reporting to include liquidity/credit/counterparty/ operational/fund triggers/holdings/pricing/cash accounts
  • Trade best execution monitoring
  • Coordinate with the IT and trading team where required, to assist in the development of IT systems
  • Investigate process failures
  • Ad-hoc analysis & marketing support

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong numerical/scientific background – degree level 2:1 or above
  • Strong IT skills, preferably including Excel (VBA) and SQL
  • Ability to be pro-active and work within a small team
  • Demonstrate problem solving abilities
  • A working knowledge of asset backed securities
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written