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Operations Analyst

Industry: Real Estate Investment

Location: Century City

Compensation: $80K – $130K D.O.E.

Contact: Rob Matheny

Our client is of one most prestigious and successful real estate investment advisors in Southern California; and is a leading global alternative asset manager. The company and its affiliates currently manage investment funds and separate accounts with approximately $20 billion in assets.

Responsibilities include:

• Asset Reconciliations including Prime Broker, Derivative Positions and Collateral Cash
• Coordinate with Analysts, Trading Desk and Prime Brokers to collect and process information and book Corporate Action events.
• Collateral Management including responding to collateral / margin calls, tracking and pulling collateral from CPs, and reconciling collateral cash.
• Derivative Settlements including verifying settlements of derivative trades including Total Return Swaps, Credit Default Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps, OTC Options.
• Review and process monthly/quarterly rolls
• Monitor / book paydowns, write-downs, credit events.
• Trade Affirmation / Confirmation including affirming daily trade and recaps, tracking confirms with swap counterparties (CPs), reviewing confirms and following up discrepancies.
• Monitor Dodd-Frank / EMIR regulatory requirements.
• Coordinate with Legal and Compliance to ensure funds are compliant.
• Maintain day-to-day relationship with Prime Brokers, Custodians, and Vendors.
• Assist senior team members in executing ad-hoc, mini projects.

Requirements include:

• 2 – 4 years of industry experience in Equity, Bond, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps, Credit Default Swaps, OTC Options and / or Currency Options.
• Experience with complete derivative life-cycle including affirmation; confirmation; trade settlement; collateral management; position/cash recon; credit defaults; security reorgs; upfront fee and unwind/reset PNL calculations.
• Responsible for tenders, mergers and spin-offs.
• Experience with the Corporate Actions space.
• Familiarity with the ISDA space including ICElink, Markit, DTCC.
• Familiarity with Dodd-Frank and EMIR regulatory guidelines and requirements.
• Understanding of the CCP and FCM trading / settlement flow.
• Asset Reconciliations.
• Proficient with Excel
• Knowledge of back-office and front-office systems including General Ledger; Reconciliation; Collateral Management; Order Management and Bloomberg
• Geneva knowledge a plus
• Hedge fund exposure a plus

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