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Derivatives Analyst

  • Location: Texas, 77046
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

Position: Derivatives Analyst
Location: Houston TX 77046
Term: 6 months
 
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Provides timely and accurate business support for all derivative trade activity, life cycle management, and settlements including third-party messaging to custodians, fund accounting agents and other interested parties.
  • Affirms/Confirms trades utilizing various internal and external applications.
  • Monitors various technology applications ensuring all trade flow activities are processed accurately and timely throughout the derivative trade lifecycle.
  • Liaises with front office, brokers, custodians, vendors, clients, and internal departments to resolve any derivative trade, lifecycle, and reporting related issues or inquiries. Monitors, troubleshoots, and resolves all trade fails.
  • Performs oversight of vendors for any out-sourced derivative activities and processes, including trade capture, confirmation, and settlement, variation margin, reporting and collateral.
  • Utilizes internal, custodian, fund accounting, and other third-party systems to resolve inquiries and exceptions.
  • Supports internal and external projects, testing, regulatory reporting requirements, client and audit requests.
  • Maintains and updates all respective procedures and adheres to standard archiving policies.
  • Industry/Regulation: Expected to participate in and continually develop an understanding of the derivative industry, technologies, and regulatory environment.
  • Attend internal service, committee and working group meetings as required.
Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, economics, finance, math or related field or a combination of education, training and industry experience that provides the required knowledge and skills.
  • 1-3 years working experience in the investment industry.
  • Working knowledge of exchange traded (ETD), cleared, and over the counter (OTC) derivatives, collateral, and life cycle events.
  • Interpersonal and relationship skills necessary to maintain productive relationships and interact effectively with a variety of individuals, teams, and vendors across different business functions.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a team environment, demonstrate problem solving skills and an attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make quick decisions, establish priorities and at times work in a fast-paced environment. This includes the ability to handle time critical situations while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze numerical data, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and be able to work within a continuous process improvement culture.
  • A willingness to continue professional development and industry relevant training.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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