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Trade Operations Specialist

Do you have 5 years experience in Fund Administration? Our client, based in Cape Town is looking to employ a Trade Operations Specialist to join their growing team .

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing risk in the Trade Operations team activities by reviewing processes and ensuring that adequate controls are in place to mitigate risk
  • Implementation & update of strict application access and process controls surrounding the use of NxManager;
  • Manage the daily trade administration process for clients and executing the trade in the market as per the client’s instructions
  • Responsibility for resolving issues that have been escalated by the team leaders
  • Assessing opportunities for improved efficiencies and reduced overhead in existing processes, including new technologies and tools
  • Ensure that an SLA is in place and adhered to with external and internal clients
  • Improve the Trade Operation team’s daily and monthly processes and update process documents accordingly.
  • Skills and Competencies
  • Provide solutions for complex client requirements including client engagement & testing
  • Partake in projects and provide support across all products and markets across the Trade teams
  • Assist with bespoke processes and the standardization of the Trade Operation processes to enable the automation of processing trade volumes
  • Provide solutions for corrective actions identified from incidents and ensure successful implementation across the team
  • Manage project deliveries including end to end testing and implementation for the team
  • Manage Client onboarding and Client offboarding
  • Be the primary liaison with ICT regarding applications used by the Trade Operations team
  • Be the primary liaison with external vendors, brokers and clients pertaining to trade capturing
  • Liaise with brokers and the Trade Operation team members to ensure successful confirmation and settlement of trades
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with external clients regarding matters pertaining to Trade Operation activities
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal operations teams regarding matters pertaining to Trade Operations
  • Work closely with the Client Management and Service Delivery teams to ensure clients receive the optimal service levels
  • Lead training applicable for the team
  • Perform the Team Leader oversight function as and when required
  • Manage and co-ordinate the Trade Operation team KPI deliveries
  • Align the team’s strategy and KPIs to that of Investment Operations and the broader Traditional Funds Services strategy

Candidates Requirements:

  • B .Com or similar tertiary business study, and at least 5 years experience in Asset Management portfolio administration
  • Trade capturing experience across all products and markets.
  • A high attention to detail and structured approach to work.
  • Strong Asset Management middle office knowledge and experience .
  • Sound knowledge and experience of back office administration processes.
  • Advances level of experience in using Excel, Xceptor, NXM, InvestOne, OMGEO, STP and other related systems
  • Candidate needs to have an understanding of portfolio management processes and trading lifecycles.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Confident & enthusiastic, and able to work under pressure
  • Com or similar tertiary business study, and at least 5 years experience in Asset Management portfolio administration
  • Trade capturing experience across all products and markets.
  • A high attention to detail and structured approach to work.
  • Strong Asset Management middle office knowledge and experience .
  • Sound knowledge and experience of back office administration processes.
  • Advances level of experience in using Excel, Xceptor, NXM, InvestOne, OMGEO, STP and other related systems
  • Candidate needs to have an understanding of portfolio management processes and trading lifecycles.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).
  • Confident & enthusiastic, and able to work under pressure.