Middle & Back Office Analyst

Company/ Firm Name

Aspect Capital

Location

London, UK

Published Date

28 April 2022

About the job:

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An opportunity has become available for an experienced candidate to join our Middle & Back Office team (MBO). We are looking for someone with excellent product knowledge and a firm understanding of all areas of the middle and back office. You will provide support for the more junior team members and interact with many other departments at Aspect, including Legal, Technology and Dealing.


This is a mid-level role where we are hoping upon joining the team you'll bring previous experience with you to help improve our existing processes whilst also having the opportunity to learn about Aspect and how a successful systematic investment manager runs their middle and back office functions.




Your Responsibilities



Working closely with everyone across the MBO, you will develop an understanding of each team's daily and monthly processes. In your role you will:



  • Assist with the day to day running of the Middle and Back office (Operations, Treasury and Fund Accounting).

  • Manage queries from internal and external parties.

  • Be an escalation point for junior team members.

  • Manage external relationships with counterparties and administrators.

  • Assist with new account & asset on-boarding processes.

  • Develop a deep understanding of Operational risk and subsequent controls.

  • Improve manual processes through automation.




Your Experience



  • Around 2-5 years’ experience at a Fund Administrator or in the Middle/Back office of an investment bank.

  • Excellent knowledge of asset types including trade cycle and settlement process.

  • Understanding of Fund valuations and NAV computation.

  • Advanced excel skills



Nice to haves for us include:


  • An understanding of the current regulatory environment (EMIR, MiFID 2, IFRS)

  • Knowledge of SQL/Python

  • Experience with PowerBI and/or Xceptor 

  • Experience with Advent Geneva.



If this sounds like an interesting opportunity we would love to hear from you.



If you have submitted an application, please email alumni@seo-london.org to confirm.