Corporate Actions Associate

  • 85,000
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Western Asset Management Company
  • 05 Oct 17 2017-10-05

Overview: Individual is responsible for processing all corporate actions related to fixed income instruments including, but not limited to: consent solicitations, options to call issues, options to put issues, redemption offers, conversions, exchanges, tender offers and final payments.

Responsibilities:

•Complete all related paperwork associated with a corporation action (e.g., holdings certification).
•Maintain Corporate Action database in line with information received from custodians and information providers.
•Handle and process time critical information.
•Process all mandatory and voluntary corporate actions.
•Monitor Portfolio Manager decisions and respond to the custodian in the required timeframes in the required manner.
•Ensure acknowledgement of receipt of instruction for all custodians.
•Process all actions in Invest One and Advanced Trading Platform, as appropriate.
•Resolve complex problems relating to changing positions / transactions during corporate action periods and deals with brokers to ensure positions are protected.
•Monitor voluntary corporate actions to ensure full entitlement is received.
•Pay close attention to detail and understand the risks associated with time critical information.


Qualifications:

•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•Strong computer skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
•Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•Minimum of five years of related experience
•Buy side experience preferred
•Solid understanding of investment products and securities operations.

 

Academic Qualifications (minimum requirements):

Undergraduate degree in related field preferred.  Work experience may offset academic requirements.


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