Securities and Portfolio Operations – Team Lead Securities and Portfolio Operations – Team Lead …

in Tampa, FL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
in Tampa, FL, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
VanEck is a privately held global asset management firm founded in 1955. We develop forward-looking, intelligently designed, active and ETF strategies that strengthen long-term portfolios. The PortOps department consists of 15 staff members across four teams: Trade Settlements, Reconciliation and Performance, Reporting and Analytics, and Security and Portfolio Analytics. The majority of the team is based in Tampa with the remainder in New York. PortOps teams work closely with professionals throughout the entire firm including portfolio managers, traders, marketing and IT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following, other duties may be assigned as needed:

• Responsible for security and portfolio details across the systems infrastructure 
• For securities:
a. System setup and maintenance, pricing, and exchange rates
b. Instructing on and processing all voluntary corporate actions (internal and external)
c. Processing mandatory corporate actions
• Supports Pricing Committee including implementing decisions on securities requiring manual pricing
• Administers proxy voting
• Provides class action oversight
• Submits foreign jurisdiction filings
• New account creation process throughout the organization and its business partners and relevant system setups.
• Initiating and managing business process improvements incorporating workflow and technology

Supervisory Responsibilities  
• Provide oversight of workflow
• Matrix organization where team consists of multiple analyst who are performing functions of SecPorts and Reconciliation and Performance teams.
• Assist manager with formal and informal reviews


• History of advanced system comprehension and usage; ability to understand how data flows throughout the different systems and organization
• Knowledge of industry terminology, security identifiers, and history about researching security details, values and actions
• Extensive knowledge about corporate actions and history of processing
• Strong understanding of financial markets and an interest in investing
• Knowledge about different asset classes (equity, fixed income, spots, forwards, options, futures, swaps), investment products (mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, separately managed accounts) and transaction types/sources (buys and sells, shorts and covers, expiration, maturity, corporate actions, etc.)
• Experience working with diverse range of financial professionals including operations, marketing and IT
• Bloomberg and Portia are considered pluses, but not necessary

Education and/or Experience                      

• Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing, Mathematics or relevant degrees
• 5-10 years at an asset manager, RIA or similar investment firm performing comparable  operational functions

General Competencies                      

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Track record of hands-on problem solving
• Ability to analyze data
• Meticulous and detail-oriented
• History of successful multitasking
• Strong communication skills
• History of successfully working in teams
• Ability to work independently and take a task to completion in a timely manner
• Understanding how to prioritize projects and when to escalate issues
• Quick learner and ability to adapt to new situations
• Comfortable navigating a fast-paced, demanding environment

Language and Communication Skills                      

• Strong communication skills as position will be responsible for working with key personnel in other departments
• Candidate needs to work with managers, staff, peers, portfolio managers and third party representatives

All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status.