Associate, Trade Management
BC IMC
Victoria, BC
Recruiting for 1 permanent full-time and 1 temporary full-time position (assignment up to one year).

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

Investment Operations (IO) is made up of three branches: Trade Management (TM), Cash Operations (CO), and Derivative Operations (DO). These teams support trade settlement and corporate action activities, manage daily cash flows, and administer the derivative processing and collateral management for the Corporation.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Trade Management Team Lead, the Associate coordinates and facilitates the timely and accurate settlement of a high volume and wide variety of market transactions, including fixed income instruments (short and long-term), and public equities. In addition, they are responsible for analyzing, calculating and processing all corporate action events in an accurate and timely manner, in accordance with entitlements as received at the custodian. As a liaison between both internal and external partners, they communicate effectively in discussing trade details, exchanging settlement information, troubleshooting systems, and recommending the best course of action for ease of settlement in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. They also capably work within BCI’s order management system, trade matching dashboard, book of record/accounting system, and custodian portal, as well as Adobe Pro and Microsoft Office products. The Associate rotates through a variety of roles on a monthly basis (or as needed) and may be required to work any shift within a twenty-four-hour period.

QUALIFICATIONS

3+ years experience in the back/middle office of a large asset management or investment firm with knowledge of securities, markets, settlements, investment systems, and corporate actions
Good understanding of global and emerging markets trading and settlements
Aptitude in maintaining and troubleshooting applications and systems
Ability to communicate effectively in a diverse interdependent team environment
Self-starter with proven problem-solving and organizational skills
Works well under pressure to prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines
University degree in Finance, Economics, Business or related field is required
Completion of Canadian Securities Course or the CFA Investment Foundations Program is preferred
Working towards a professional designation, such as CFA is an asset
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides subject matter expertise in areas of trade settlement, marketable securities, corporate actions, and front-to-back investment management systems
Mitigates settlement risk by understanding the nuances across markets and confirming trade details with BCI’s traders, counterparties, and custodian
Manages exceptions by troubleshooting systems, consulting with internal and external partners, and recommending appropriate action to resolve issues
Navigates competing workflows and trade instruction deadlines to prioritize and achieve timely settlement on all trades
Reviews and prepares documentation for all manually executed internal trades to ensure an accurate investment inventory is maintained for decision-making purposes
Ensures trading activity adheres with BCI’s SOC1 controls and appropriate segregation of duty is followed
Researches and analyzes all corporate action activity and works closely with both custodian and internal portfolio managers to ensure entitlements are reflected accurately and in a timely manner
Participates as a change agent by executing on 3-year business plans, documenting any changes to department policies, procedures and forms
Analyzes, recommends and develops efficiencies in existing processes
Maintains statistics on the accuracy and timeliness of all TM activity for team KPI reporting
Actively adheres to compliance and risk management policies, and participates in business continuity planning
Other responsibilities as delegated by Trade Management Team Lead