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Trading Operations Specialist

Vaughan Nelson
Houston, Texas (US)
Salary depends on experience
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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We are actively looking to fill a role in our Trading Department for a Trading Analytics /Operations Specialist. This position has strong potential to grow into a more Senior Trading role on the buy-side over time. However, at the moment the emphasis is on Charles River (CRD) Order Management System Data Oversight and Central Trade Matching work. Do you have experience in these areas and reviewing trades as part of daily operations? Please explain your experience in these areas by email to me and provide a resume along with salary requirement for me to fully evaluate the fit should you would be interested in having a discussion. You may send your resume to You must be willing to work onsite in Houston. If relocation is required, the company is willing to provide relocation assistance for the right candidate:

Position: key role on Vaughan Nelson’s Trading team and reports directly to the Head Trader. This position is located in our Houston, Texas office. Candidate will Assist Head Trader and Senior trader with all day-to-day functions in the trading department. Key responsibilities include:
• Charles River (CRD) Order Management System Data Oversight- Maintain accurate broker, security, and commission related details as well as any other data as needed.
• Trade Processing – Ensure end of day trade processing workflows run correctly. Assist outsourced trade settlement group as needed.
• Trade Reporting –Work collaboratively with Operations and Client Service departments on commission-related client requests.
• Questionnaires – Work collaboratively with marketing to respond to due diligence questionnaires received from clients and consultants as they pertain to Vaughan Nelson’s trading desk.
• Model Delivery – Provide accurate models to client portals on schedule, consistent with internal procedures.
• Trade Execution – Assist Head Trader and Senior trader with global trade execution.
• SMA Order Delivery- Assist Head Trader and Senior trader with SMA order dissemination and reconciliation.
• Portfolio Construction – Prepare accurate program trades to rebalance client accounts.
• Team Communication – Aggregate news related to Vaughan Nelson’s holdings and distribute daily to the firm.
• Other projects or committees as assigned.
(3-5) years of relevant work experience in the Investment Management industry.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/abilities:
• Previous work experience with CRD OMS.
• Previous work experience with CTM matching.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.
• An interest in or understanding of equity trade execution.
• Previous work experience with the Bloomberg Terminal preferred.
• An interest in or understanding of trade cost analysis.
• Analytical and detail oriented.
• Ability to work independently and prioritize work in a dynamic environment.
• Adaptable quarterly schedule to collaborate on 24-hour trading desk.
• Excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills as well as a mature and flexible demeanor.



Vaughan Nelson is a money manager with offices in Houston and Chicago focused on managing equity (U.S., International and Global products) and U.S. fixed income portfolios for non-profit, public and corporate plans and individuals. Our investment process focuses on targeted returns designed to meet our clients' future obligations. As an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, Vaughan Nelson operates as a boutique firm with access to a proven global distribution network.

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713 986 4172
600 Travis
Suite 3800

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