Middle Office Operations Support
Montréal, Québec, Canada
5d ago
  • Focal daily contact point between the fund and its Brokers, Prime brokers and Administrators. Daily European trade reconciliation with the PB of the Firm'
  • s trades, positions, and cash flows.

    Review of daily trade blotter to those trades booked CFD’s, Futures, Options and FX. Calculate monthly swap resets and terminations, and arrange payment to counterparties.

    Confirm dividends and posting other corporate actions to both Portfolio managers and administrators. Managing futures & options expirations with both the Portfolio managers and Prime brokers ensure all risk is minimizes and all P&L is realized.

    Managing exceptions from automatic trade feeds. Maintenance of static data on instruments.

    Middle Office Specialist.

  • Assisting in the day-to-day running of the Operations function.
  • Focal contact point for all Middle office functions relating to the Equity and CFD books held open :
  • daily communication with traders and TAs identifying real / potential problems,
  • externally : with multiple Prime Brokers and Administrators.
  • Primary support contact for US, International and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage to assist with internal and client queries / issues.
  • Duties included :

  • Daily and intraday reconciliation of trade population to counterparties, multiple Prime Brokers and clearers, investigations, trade settlement, client reporting, corporate action, weekly dividend reporting, margin analysis and all aspects of client services,
  • Running daily F+O positions.
  • Affirming trades within DTCC.
  • Assisting in ad-hoc projects and new system implementation
  • Processed daily trade files, and ensured all US; International and Fixed Income trades were booked across the FO, MO, and BO systems.
  • Ensured trades with accrued interest are booked properly with correct variable rates and International trades accruing interest had the correct FX rate.
  • Responsible for processing LEAPS Option changes and well as the Monthly Options Expiration process.
  • Responsible for booking all U.S. Corporate Actions including Splits, Dividends, Reverse Splits, Payouts, Spin-Offs, Cash and Stock Mergers, Tenders, Full and Partial Redemptions / Calls, Liquidations, Distributions, Pay in Kinds, and Symbol, Ticker, and ID Changes.
  • Responsible for file testing and on-boarding new clients, including contact with the client and their administrator.
  • Reviewed trade workflow and trade support processes in order to improve procedures and functionality.
  • Ensured that the factors and the principal pay downs were calculated correctly for Sinking Bonds, Asset Backed Bonds, and Mortgage Backed Bonds.
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely start of the daily End of Day process for Prime Brokerage clients in the US and UK region.
  • Assist CSR is with any trade related queries and liaise with IT when necessary.
  • Work with CSR has to assess ongoing client issues and work to increase the STP rate through IT enhancements.
  • Worked with Cash Management and Margin departments to process payments and monitor incoming funds for sensitive clients.
  • Skills :

  • Customer service focus with experience actively listening, eliciting information, comprehending customer issues / needs, and recommending solutions
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) skills. Coding experience is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Effective organizational, multi tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Ability to learn and assimilate information from multiple people and sources
  • A BS / BA degree or higher
  • Can fluidly prioritize competing demands, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Independent thinker, demonstrate a high level of self-management
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of the trader.
  • Fixed income or markets experience is a plus.
  • Experience in MBS and / or Structured Products is a significant plus.
  • 1+ year of retail brokerage or operations experience
  • About CGI

    Since our founding in 1976, CGI has been at the heart of transformation in the banking industry. Today, we support more than 2,500 financial institutions worldwide, helping to deliver a broad range of digital IT and business strategies, services and solutions.

    Our deep understanding of the complex global challenges banks face coupled with our strong local relationships enable us to build long-term partnerships that drive success.

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