Investments- Processing Analyst

Allstate Insurance
Chicago, USA
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 02, 2017
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job Description


Allstate Insurance Company has an excellent career opportunity for an Investments- Processing Analyst. The Settlements, Cash Collection, and Collateral (SCCC) Asset Maintenance team is responsible for accurate Aladdin Trade Entry, Trade Enrichment, and Settlements.  The team is accountable for the accurate recording of all trades and corporate actions into Aladdin and is also responsible for making sure that all trades interface properly into the Eagle Data Hub and Maximis, the primary accounting system.  The SCCC Asset Maintenance team is also responsible for making sure that all trades are properly linked between all systems and making sure that trade settlements with brokers and external clearing partners, such as OMGEO, are completed accurately on a daily basis.

Job Summary

The Processing Analyst is responsible for accurate and on time Derivative trade entry and settlement.  These trades are complex and have large dollar amounts at stake.  This role works independently with external brokers, exchanges, and counterparties to settle trades and ensure the accuracy of these complex transactions.  In addition, Derivative trade processing also includes processing both Exchange traded derivatives as well as Over the Counter (OTC) traded derivative contracts. 

Key Responsibilities

This role also serves as the lead for the non-exempt trade processors.  This role supervises routine public and specialized, high touch non-public trade entry and settlement and is the first point of escalation when trades are not settling correctly. The Processing Analyst also responsible for making sure that contracts are set up properly in Aladdin, the Eagle Data Hub, and Maximis.  This is very time sensitive so the Processing Analyst is expected to complete all settlement and trade processing work on time and quickly escalate unresolved complex issues to management. 


  • Accurate and on time processing of complex, high value Derivative trades

  • Work independently with external brokers , exchanges, and counterparties to settle complex trade transactions

  • Act as team lead to non-exempt processors providing guidance and advice on resolving routine to moderately complex issues

  • Monitor Aladdin Trade Dashboard to ensure public, non-public, and Derivative trades are flowing properly through the Aladdin system and analyze and resolve moderately complex issues as needed

  • Monitor Derivative Security and Trade Entry to ensure that trades are flowing correctly through Aladdin, the Eagle Data Hub, and Maximis, analyzing and resolving moderately complex exceptions as needed

  • Monitor Maximis Hold Tables to ensure Maximis processing is accurate and complete

  • Serve as first point of escalation and resolve moderately complex exceptions, escalating complex issues promptly to ensure expedient resolution occurs

  • Work with Brokers and Custodians to resolve settlement defects.

  • Provide other internal customers, like balancing, research, or compliance teams with moderately complex production reports as assigned.

  • Participate in projects related to the Processing Team.

  • Participate in team projects, assignments and team responsibilities such as continual process improvement for routine to moderately complex, strengthening of controls, peer analysis and team education sessions.


  • Work effectively in a team environment

  • Provide status to Supervisor 

  • Ability to work with all areas of Operations and Finance to resolve out of balances and research issues

  • Participate in cross-team knowledge and awareness




Job Qualifications


General Working Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of the Investment Industry in general

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Good analytical and issue resolution skills

  • Work effectively in a team environment

Advanced Working Knowledge

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook, Word, SAP or other general ledger applications and database querying tools


  • 0-2 years of professional accounting or reporting experience

  • Access database knowledge, a plus

  • Accounting/Finance Degree Required

  • CPA/CFA candidate preferred





The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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