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Trade Support Analyst in New York at QBE

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    New York
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/20/2018

Job Description

Provide effective day-to-day relationship management and oversight of external service providers and proactively drive enhancements to processes. Support QBE’s global trading desks and ensure processes and initiatives align with the global investment strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with trade desks globally to ensure GI’s trade life cycle is supported across all locations and time zones in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ensure transactional activity and data is appropriately processed, recorded and maintained in an accurate, efficient, timely, scalable and controlled environment across all of QBE's investment portfolios and geographies.
  • Administer Investment Systems, in particular Bloomberg AIM, focusing on functional correctness within systems ensuring all information is up to date – security setup, integration flows and reconciliations, system queries and workflow maintenance.
  • Ensures that all processes are documented and up-to-date.
  • Provides relevant information / data to internal and external auditors to enable accurate and effective assessment of processes and activities.
  • Applies consistent approaches to facilitate processes and improve efficiency.
  • Ensures that QBE Group policies and procedures and audit (internal & external) requirements are complied with.
  • Engages and is collaborative with key stakeholders to determine key areas of improvement in existing processes.
  • Participates in projects and initiatives, and implement new process improvements that increase efficiency.
  • Contributes to the effective day-to-day relationship management and oversight of external service providers, partners and data vendors to ensure services of the highest standards are received by GI.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure user requirements are met, and to facilitate efficient operational workflow and data management.
  • Proactively provides internal and external stakeholders with required or requested technical investment operational expertise and support over the trade life cycle.
  • Actively participates in and contributes to GI projects and initiatives which support achievement of business goals.
  • Ensures transactional activity and data are appropriately processed, recorded and maintained in an accurate, efficient, timely, scalable and controlled environment across all of QBE's investment portfolios and geographies.
  • End-to-end understanding of data flows and impacts on GI’s processes and systems.
  • Ensure any compliance overrides can be actioned in AIM at time of trade execution;
  • Ensures compliance with both internal Group policies and procedures and industry standards with applicable changes assessed, documented and communicated effectively to all stakeholders.
  • Proactively provides internal and external stakeholders with required or requested technical investment operational expertise and support.
  • Consistently displays and encourages the QBE DNA Behaviours.
  • Provides support to management to ensure that people, resources and processes are aligned with business needs and ‘fit for purpose’.
  • Determines own work priorities and activities in line with agreed plans to ensure the achievement of personal and team objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Very good knowledge of investment instruments (fixed income, equities, ETD’s) for purposes of trade matching, settlement, recording of transactions and related data, (preferably) covering QBE’s global geographies of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Australia and NZ.
  • Awareness of GI structure and strategy.
  • Up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of industry standards relevant to role.
  • Hands-on knowledge of financial market systems and technology (Bloomberg AIM preferable).
  • Good understanding of technology and system lifecycles.
  • Good understanding of investment markets and related risk and compliance practices.
  • Knowledge of fixed income key metrics (e.g. Duration, Spread Duration, Yield, etc.).
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) and influencing skills.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with senior managers and other key stakeholders.
  • Analytical.
  • Very good problem solving skills
  • Works effectively within time constraints and is resilient under pressure.
  • Is self-aware and has a good level of emotional intelligence (understanding the impact of  their behaviours on others).
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant discipline and/or relevant industry experience/training, e.g. funds manager, custodian or administrator with a global reach and focus.
  • Relevant industry courses and accreditation.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in Investment Operations environments.
  • Managing relationships effectively with external service providers.
  • Strong culture in self-reporting of risk incidents
  • Operates with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Flexibility to occasionally support trade desk locations outside of New York
  • Research and advise on North American state investment statutes when required.

Number of Openings:

1

How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

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