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Middle Office Analyst - Production/Oversight Controls

Employer
Optimus E2E
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£300 - 400 per day
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

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Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Middle Office Analyst - Production/Oversight Controls

Our client a leading asset manager is looking for an experienced Middle Office Analyst with Production/ Oversight Controls experience for a 1 year contract role starting immediately.
Key responsibilities:
• Work autonomously and collaborate closely within Trade Support Team in France and London, as well as with the global Trade & Position Life Cycle Team.
• Perform oversight control of outsourced Middle Office activities covering mainly but not limited to listed derivatives
• Be the main point of contact for the Trade Support topics internally and manage internal and external requests from Key stakeholders (Investment Teams, Traders, external providers) on a timely manner
• Identify any structural issue, work on root cause detection and solution implementation.
• Drive and propose improvement to current processes such as automation ideas or process efficiency improvements
• Manage and challenge middle office service provider where needed
• Participate closely to various projects and especially initiatives related to Trade Support (Global, Regional & Local projects) as Subject Matter Expert and make sure proper processes are defined for the team
• Provide clear input & be vocal in meetings impacting the Middle Office Derivatives subjects
Miscellaneous:
• Think out of the box & propose pragmatic solutions in case of blocking points with a can-do attitude
• Build credible, trusted relationships with our key internal and external stakeholders across all levels of the organizations (Investment, Distribution, Service Provider, Projects team, other Operations teams ...)
• Work in a collaborative way with internal departments while pursuing client satisfaction
• Manage and/or escalate conflicts, issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive
• Provide regular progress updates on issues, projects and initiatives to the team and manager
• Keep track on all status of topics currently being worked on, while meeting deadlines initially set

Experience:
• At least 3 years' experience in the Middle Office area, with exposure to listed derivatives and ideally other instruments
• Understanding of full trade life cycle including awareness of middle and back-office functions/processes and their touch points with the front office and downstream
• Strong experience in an international environment
Experience, Qualifications and Skills:

• At least 3 years' experience in the Middle Office area, with exposure to listed derivatives and ideally other instruments
• Very good knowledge in listed derivatives, knowledge of other instrument types is a plus
• Understanding of full trade life cycle including awareness of middle and back-office functions/processes and their touch points with the front office and downstream
• Strong experience in an international environment, asset management and in an Outsourced Middle Office environment
• Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills as well as client & delivery focused
• Drive for constant improvement, questioning and challenging status quo
Languages: verbal and written communication capability in French is a plus
• Digitalization experience & automation skills (VBA or RPA) and a good Knowledge of Bloomberg, and especially Bloomberg AIM is a plus

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