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Operations Analyst

Industry: Financial Services

Location: Century City

Compensation: $85K – $110K D.O.E.

Contact: Rob Matheny

Our client is of one most prestigious and successful financial services advisors in Southern California; and is a leading global alternative asset manager. The company is looking to hire an Operations Analyst with swaps / derivatives experience.

Other Responsibilities include:

• Trade Affirmation / Confirmation:
o Affirm daily trade blotter to Geneva and to counterparty (CP) trade recaps
o Track confirms with swap counterparties (CPs)
o Review confirms to agree terms per trade ticket
o Follow up discrepancies with trading desk, CPs

• Collateral Management:
o Respond to collateral / margin call notices by verifying accuracy of collateral call and wiring funds to counterparties (CPs)
o Track, pull/post collateral from/to CPs
o Reconcile collateral cash, including the monthly booking of interest receivable/payable per fund

• Derivative Settlements:
o Verify settlements of derivative trades including Total Return Swaps, Credit Default Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps, OTC Options.
o Review and process monthly/quarterly rolls
o Monitor / book paydowns, write-downs, credit events

• Asset Reconciliations:
o Prime Broker and Derivative Positions
o Prime Broker and Derivative Cash
o Collateral Cash

• Corporate Actions:
o Coordinate with Analysts, Trading Desk, Prime Brokers to collect and process information in order to elect and book Corporate Action events.

• Monitor Dodd-Frank / EMIR regulatory requirements. Coordinate with Legal and Compliance to ensure Canyon funds are compliant.

• Maintain day-to-day relationship with Prime Brokers, Custodians, ISDA Counterparties, Vendors

• Project Management: Participate/execute/manage ad-hoc and longer-term projects.

Other Responsibilities include:

• 4 – 7 years’ relevant experience.
• Product knowledge of Equity, Bond, RMBS, Futures, Total Return Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps, Credit Default Swaps, OTC Options and Currency Options.
• Complete derivative life-cycle: affirmation; confirmation; trade settlement; collateral management; position/cash recon; credit defaults; security reorgs; upfront fee and unwind/reset PNL calculations.
• Corporate Actions: Tenders, mergers, spin-off, Dutch auction.
• Experience with the Corporate Actions space.
• Familiarity with the ISDA space including ICElink, Markit, DTCC.
• 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: General Ledger; Reconciliation; Collateral Management; Order Management. Bloomberg
• Geneva knowledge a plus
• Hedge fund exposure a plus

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