Operations Associate

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Caxton
  • 09 Jan 19

Role Title: Operations Associate Caxton Associates, founded in 1983, is a New York-based trading and investment firm with further offices in New Jersey, London, Sydney and Singapore. Caxton Associates’ primary business is to manage client and proprietary capital through global macro hedge fund strategies. The middle office team is an integral part of the firm and ensures timely, accurate and thorough execution of trade support and portfolio valuation functions. We are seeking to add a strong candidate to the operations department to work closely with the portfolio management team in managing the full trade lifecycle.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Play an integral role in the implementation of new systems across all products and geographies
  • Work on an integrated basis with execution traders and the software development team to implement a new best-in-class operating model
  • Assist portfolio management team with trade entry and ensure the comprehensive capture of trade activity
  • Work closely with the firm’s counterparties and fellow team members to ensure trades are confirmed and settled
  • Ensure accurate and timely execution of key control processes including trade confirmation, reconciliations and resolution of breaks
  • Identify opportunities to streamline existing processes and implement new ones with the goal of having an efficient and robust trade lifecycle. Willing to challenge the status quo
  • Assist in the generation of daily/monthly P&L for portfolio managers and the firm in aggregate

 

Experience Required:

  • 2-3 years of middle office experience preferably with a hedge fund or asset management firm
  • Extensive knowledge of derivative and fixed income products
  • A keen eye for detail, a curious mindset and a willingness to challenge the status quo
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills. Orchestrade, Tableau, Aexeo LENs a plus
  • Strong understanding of middleware confirmation facilities such as Omgeo CTM, MarkitServ, Swapswire, DS Match, Traiana Harmony