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Trade Manager

Atlanta, GA 30309

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Financial Services Job Number: 16991 Field of Expertise: Administrative Remote Friendly: Hybrid Work Schedule

Job Description

Our client, a leading independent investment management firm, is seeking an experienced Trade Operations Manager for a 6+ month contract in Atlanta, GA. This position is hybrid with 3 days on site, and 2 days remote. Potential to convert to direct employment.
The Trade Operations Manager plays a pivotal role in overseeing the entire trade life cycle process. The expectation is to have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, demonstrating solid understanding of the onboarding and transition process, comprehending, and deciphering what is being asked by internal business partners and clients, and respond to these inquiries and requests with a sense of urgency and proactiveness.

  • Lead workflow management of onboarding and transition activities for new, active, and terminating clients and funds including updating various systems with activities related to a launch or transition and where appropriate making operational recommendations.
  • Organize and lead regular and ad hoc meetings with internal and external parties to support new and existing account onboarding and transition mandates and projects including following up with minutes and action items post meetings.
  • Act as central point of contact for institutional clients related to all operational requests.
  • Establish strong working relationship with internal teams; Trading, Legal, Compliance, Investment teams, Trust Company, and Operations to help drive client servicing as well as onboarding and offboarding clients.
  • Act as primary conduit between Relationship Managers (RMs) and Investment Services (IS) teams; working to provide strategic solutions and facilitating client's operational issues to resolution.
  • Field and respond to client requests, in a timely and accurate manner, liaising with appropriate areas of the business as necessary.
  • Provide strong leadership, monitoring, and oversight, of the operational processes impacting client accounts and improving internal processes where needed.
  • Contribute to the firm's Client Order Management process and execute new client mandates.
  • Provide regular briefings to the Head of COM on significant issues; escalate any likelihood of failure to complete processes by deadlines.
  • Work collaboratively with the team to ensure robust and timely metrics are produced.
  • Keep up to date with market and regulatory changes; participating in external industry meetings, ensuring we are in line with our competitors if not ahead with regards to deliverables
Work Experience / Knowledge
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business, or a related field. Advanced degree or professional certifications (e.g., CFA, FRM) preferred.
  • Proven experience in trade operations or a similar role within the assets management industry.
  • Strong understanding of financial markets, trading products, and the trade life cycle.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on problem-solving and process improvement.
  • Proficiency in trade management systems and other relevant software tools.
  • 5+ years of direct Investment Operations experience in the asset management industry
  • 5+ years of direct client service experience in the asset management industry
  • 5+ years of Account Onboarding and Transitions experience in the asset management industry
  • Product experience with equities, securities, and derivatives.
  • Knowledge of operating systems, IBOR, and the life cycle of a trade.
  • Strong understanding of account onboarding requirements in the asset management industry
  • Account Transitions specifically account openings, closures, and transfers-in-kind.
  • Proprietary and Institutional client servicing
  • Strong understanding of investment operations, retail and institutional distribution channels, regulatory issues, and systems
  • Ability to conduct complex analysis and present data in a meaningful way.
  • Ability and demonstrated track record of reviewing processes and making enhancements.
  • Ability to work through complex project requirements with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to challenge effectively and promote change.
  • Experience dealing with cross-divisional issues and prioritization.
  • Strong working knowledge of robust operating procedures and controls
  • Broad asset management product knowledge and understanding
  • Existing product knowledge would be beneficial.

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; transparent with open communication
  • Tech savvy with strong knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products, but specifically advanced Excel and Access skills
  • Uses a logical framework to gather all relevant facts to make decisions, and drive actions that go beyond job requirements.
  • Demonstrate solid independent judgment when solving business issues.
  • Strong attention to detail with ability to identify problems, seek solutions, and deliver.
  • Proven time management and prioritization skills
  • Strong client service focus and reputation within the financial services industry
  • Earns credibility while able to motivate, engage and build trust – influencing without authority.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build robust relationships and interact effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • 'Can do' and enthusiastic attitude with strong client/sales support bias, showing initiative and seeking to embrace evolving requirements, with a focus on quality and consistency at all times.
  • Comfortable making decisions and resolving issues.
  • Builds and executes realistic plans.
  • Shows drive and initiative.
  • Actively seeks feedback to continuously improve self and the team.
Pay Rate: $50.00 - $51.00/Hour

Meet Your Recruiter

Trista Wearing
Senior Director Recruiting

Trista joined Corps Team in 2006. She is a results-oriented Talent Acquisition professional with 20 years of Recruiting, Account Management and HR experience. Trista received her bachelor's degree in Human Ecology with a minor in Business Administration from The University of Tennessee.  She is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and consistently amazes our clients with her ability to find the "purple squirrel" (the one in a million candidate for the job).    

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