Operations: currently 743 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Nov 14.
This section contains all our operations jobs in financial services firms.
Unlike the people working in the front office of an investment bank, fund manager, or alternative investment house, operational finance professionals don’t liaise with clients to generate revenues and profits for the bank. Instead, the operations division is a support function – operations professionals support people and deal flows in the front office to make sure everything works smoothly and the bank gets paid.
The main business of an operations job is clearing and settling trades. Clearing trades involves making sure that the records one bank has kept of the sale of a financial security match those of the bank or organisation it sold the security to. In most cases, simple trades are cleared automatically through huge electronic systems such as the Brussels-based Euroclear.
Settlements professionals ensure that stocks or shares bought and sold by the bank’s traders are exchanged for the correct amount of money. A settlements job is essentially a processing and controlling position. It involves matching instructions with counterparties, and arranging and monitoring payments.
Settlements covers everything from preparing the documentation required for a sale to making sure the bank has been paid for all the shares it has sold and bought. Settlements professionals also resolve any problems with counterparties if they arise, and they review unsettled trades to ensure timely completion. Many jobs require knowledge of systems such as CCASS, DCCASS and SWIFT, and Euroclear/Clearstream.
With financial services operations increasingly automated, most operations sector jobs involve intervening when electronic systems fail (so-called ‘exceptions’), or devising new ways of making technology systems and operations processes work more efficiently.
Clearing and settlements junior staff spend a lot of time dealing with the exceptions. Their role is to work out what went wrong. A large proportion of simple clearing and settlements work takes place in low cost centres such as Mumbai or the Philippines.
Closer to the trading floor is the role of the trade support officer. This can cover a whole range of different asset classes, from equities and bonds to commodities or derivatives. Trade support officers deal with any queries a trader might have – everything from reconciliation issues to any discrepancies between the various counterparties involved in the trades.
Advanced operations jobs higher up the hierarchy are more strategic in nature. Operations departments employ a lot of project managers and business analysts who look at, for example, ways of streamlining the exceptions process, or working with off-shored teams to determine how to make processes work more efficiently and (further) reduce costs.
It’s not only banks that employ settlements staff – hedge funds settlements professionals, for example, ensure trades are booked and reported to the prime broker/custodian.
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My client, a global leading systematic hedge fund is looking for a senior middle office analyst with a minimum of 3 years experience in a p&l role, preferably within a systematic hedge fund.
The Middle Office (MO) Specialist will observe and analyze P&L, risk and pricing processes in addition to liaising between front office, technology, risk management and operations for any pricing issues. The role will be primarily focused on the administration of P&L for interest rate, credit and FX products (both cash and derivatives), as well as all…
Docklands based institution to urgently hire a UK & European Equity Domestic Market Settlements. The role is focusing predominately upon Equity Settlements of UK and European Domestics and is looking for someone to start asap.
Robert Half are representing a Docklands based institution to urgently hire a UK & European Equity Domestic Market Settlements. The role is focusing predominately upon Equity Settlements of UK and European Domestics and is looking for someone to start asap. Our client is looking for someone with a minimum o…
We are looking for Consultants and Senior Consultants to join our market leading UK Retail banking, Cards & Payments consultancy practice, with the aim of making a real difference to customer outcomes across the marketplace. We are a trusted advisor to a number of tier 1 financial institutions, and help drive business transformation. Our talented teams engage with clients to enable Business & IT strategy and implementation, through change programmes encompassing business case construction, requiremen…
Opportunitries exist at AVP and VP grade within the Recovery & Resolution Planning (RRP) team of a leading UK bank, based in London.
1) VP role to lead in the design and delivery of the Group Recovery Plan, and act as a subject matter expert on all Recovery Planning related developments, providing support and direction for Recovery Planning in other jurisdictions. This role requires Prince II or similar project management qualification
2) VP role to lead the identification, analysis and mapping of critical shared service and operational d…
Business Analyst - Target 2 Securities (T2S) - need strong experience in CREST / UK Settlements. Would suit someone who has been an SME point of contact for key stakeholders previously.
A London based Custodian requires a Lead Business Analyst to work on their Target 2 Securities (T2S) programme.
The Business Analyst will need to double as an SME for this project and will be liaising extensively with various key stakeholders. They will be engaged throughout the life of the project and will be responsible for assisting the business to imp…
A proven track record in delivering projects through the full development life-cycle is essential, as well as a commercial mind-set, strong interpersonal skills, problem solving ability and a desire to deliver quantifiable benefits to a fast paced organisation
Business Analyst - Operations - Associate
The successful candidate will be responsible for documenting user requirements, re-engineering business processes, liaising with Technology to design and approve solutions, resolving project issues across multiple stakeholder groups, coordin…
Do you have an understanding of Retail Funds? Have exposure to OEIC's or Unit Trusts? Do you have experience working in an Asset Manager or Investment Bank? This job is for you....
To provide support to the change management business area with system enhancements, process improvements and project delivery
Understand the requirements of the business
Aspirations of gaining promotion within the firm
Share the responsibilities of the business requirements from start to finish of project implementation
A highly reputable global Investment Manager is looking for a high calibre professional to further add value to their New York Middle Office team.
This opportunity would suit someone with a number of years’ relevant buyside experience and broad asset class knowledge. The role would suit someone who is keen to take on responsibility and grow within the firm.
Duties including but not limited to:
Liaise with PB’s and third parties to ensure trade settlement
Liaise internally with FO and external third parties to resolve trade/position dis…
J.P. Morgan Fund Services provides services including fund accounting, fund administration, Investment Operations, and Transfer Agency to mutual and pension funds. EMEA Fund Services Middle Office is a department within the EMEA Fund Services Operations team that houses client facing professionals that support our day to day service delivery to clients.
This is an Executive Director position based within the key European locations that will take a leadership role as…
A leading specialist consultancy firm which provides business and management advice to international financial service companies are now looking for a well presented experienced AML consultant to work within their MLRO service offering team.
A leading specialist consultancy firm which provides business and management advice, governance support and regulatory compliance services to international financial service companies who range from institutional asset managers to boutique start-ups are now looking for a well presented experienced AML…
A high profile international Banking group, are hiring a focused highly skilled, experienced Client Documentation Specialist to aid in a specialized project, Life Insurance experience is a must.
Will include, but not limited to the following:
Working closely with the companies Life Product Manager to undertake a project to re-engineer existing client documentation processes and workflows;
Work cross functionally to agree and document standard positions and wording for core terms & conditions and clauses common to…
My client is one of the world's largest financial institutions, looking to hire a VP for Prime Brokerage - Operational Risk.
This is an independent operational risk team, reporting to the CRO with responsibility for providing oversight of the business’s execution of the Corporate Operational Risk Program requirements and for building out a robust operational risk challenge function to the Global Markets organization.
Assist in the implementation the operational risk framework and em…
The client is a well known Asset Manager currently seeking a senior Institutional Client Reporting professional with an Asset Management background and knowledge of UCITS.
• Ensuring all clients’ reporting needs are delivered in accordance with their requirements
• Prepare and review regular and ad-hoc client reporting across the franchise
• Organize reporting requirements for new clients at the on-boarding stage
• Understand clients’ portfolio composition & strategy. Will gain knowledge and be able to adapt to work on a broad pr…
Hi All, I'm currently recruiting for a Middle Office Trade Support role with one of the most recognised names in the Hedge Fund world. Please click on the job title below to view the Job Description and apply to it!
Ambition are thrilled to be working with one of the most recognised names in the global Hedge Fund community who are currently looking to hire a Middle Office Settlements specialising in Equity and Fixed Income products. You must be able to start by Christmas to be considered. You will only be considered on a months' notice if…
GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits
Argyll Scott are currently recruiting for an Investments Operations Senior Manager to join the Insurance division of a leading UK Retail Bank based in Bristol. The ideal candidate will possess a detailed knowledge of the life insurance market, investment accounting and change management.
The Insurance Finance Division supports the business to shape the financial strategy and implement quality systems and processes to deliver strong returns on capital as well as to maintain and enhance the financial controls that help us work cost effectiv…
Hi All, I'm currently recruiting for one of the most recognised names in the global Hedge Fund community. Please click on the job title below to view the Job Description and apply!
Ambition are thrilled to be working with one of the most recognised names in the global Hedge Fund community who are currently looking to add an additional head to the Middle Office function. You must be able to start by Christmas to be considered. You will only be considered on a months' notice if your experience is exact, with your current employer being a He…
GBP55000 - GBP65000 per annum + excellent bonus and benefits
An opportunity to work on the in-house section of one of the worlds largest pension schemes.
The main purpose is to provide expertise and support to the CIO for local country pension funds in a number of investment related areas. The key areas are:
Local pension plan operations: oversight or coordination of day to day investment issues that arise, managing cash flows, reviewing performance reports and liaising with service providers, end responsible for all operations related activities in relation to a group of pension pla…
London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
The Emerald Group
Posted on: 21 Nov 14