Aston Carter Derivatives Analyst in West Des Moines, Iowa
Actively helps to support derivative initiatives through accurately, efficiently, and timely compiling and analyzing derivative information.
Responsible for the life cycle of the derivatives trades including staying current with market practices and systems used to support all derivative initiatives.
Under limited supervision, coordinates all derivatives activities, including but not limited to trade confirmation, security master set up, collateral and counterparty management, confirmation review and processing, and evaluation and analysis of derivatives pricing.
Work with portfolio management, trading, and research group, and external business partners to operationally accommodate new complex derivatives strategies and/or products traded through the front office. Work independently performing research, and/or quantitative analysis that will allow market requirements to be shared with business groups. Assist with the interpretation and implementation.
Analyze, review, and/or prepare regulatory, compliance, management, analytical and/or adhoc report requests from internal/external clients. Provide technical expertise to investment professionals.
Analyze, perform/issue, and reconcile exposure management activities. Work with business unit personnel, members of Legal, operations, relationship management, banks and brokers to resolve issues and disputes. Keep current on new industry initiatives.
Ensures all security and cash derivatives positions are delivered and tracked.
Manages derivative confirmations and maintain the appropriate documentation for all derivative assets
Evaluates and analyzes daily mark-to-market valuations of all outstanding derivative transactions, and initiates pricing challenges to counterparties as needed.
Maintains an astute awareness to standards and best practices. Assist in establishing, analyzing, reviewing and maintain sound controls to support client and regulatory needs.
Looks across processes and systems and ensures processes and systems are consistent with industry best practices.
Participates in local and global initiatives and projects to improve existing controls and streamline our processes.
Creates and maintains an effective working relationship between internal and external customers.
Responds quickly and accurately to ad-hoc queries and requests
Additional Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred.
1+ years of investment operations experience
Excellent customer service and communication skills.
Highly skilled in use of Microsoft Excel and Access.
Knowledge of ISDA Master Agreement and ISDA Derivative Support Annex is preferred.
Experience with purchased investment and accounting systems (i.e. Princeton Financial Systems (PAM), Bloomberg, and Aladdin Platform is preferred.
About Aston Carter:
At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.
Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit AstonCarter.com. Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.
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