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Equities Middle Office Associate

Equities Middle Office Associate
New York, US
100,000 - 140,000
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Job Description

The Role
We are seeking a highly qualified Middle Office Associate to work in our best- in-class Equities Middle Office team. This team is responsible for building scalable and efficient solutions and offers the business subject matter expertise that drives the firm’s platform and the production of our portfolio strategies. The candidate would own some of the unique operational challenges, and bring solid experience, inherent problem solving, and creative solutions to the team.

What you’ll do **
**This is a role that requires experience managing trade capture, lifecycle events, assisting trading with non-trade activities, corporate action processing, support on P&L inquiries, and daily reconciliations in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Responsibilities include, among others, affirmations and clearing, along with derivative lifecycle management, while monitoring third-party platforms for full front to back trade and position management. Required product knowledge of Equities, derivatives both listed and OTC, in a discretionary proprietary trading environment are required, with knowledge of trade structures and FX a strong plus. Will work closely with Trading, Portfolio Managers, Fund Accounting, Technology and Risk teams to deliver timely position data accuracy, P&L, and NAV. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to system and process enhancement efforts across the organization.

_What you’ll bring
What you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, Business Administration, or related degree.
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in Operations; buy-side experience at a hedge fund with direct exposure to traders/PMs preferred.
  • Exposure to various instruments such as Equities (domestic/international, swaps), and derivatives (listed and OTC). Basic understanding of financing, FX, and PnL explains is a plus.
  • A minimum basic understanding of trade structures, arbitrage strategies, and corporate actions. Experience with Volatility/Variance Swaps and exotics, a strong plus.
  • Experience working directly with EMS/OMS/PMS platforms.
  • Advanced Excel skills – vlookups, pivots, etc – and a data-driven approach.
  • Capable of setting priorities and carrying multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to detail and the ability to adapt.
  • Eager to work within a team of people who challenge you and make you better at what you do.
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership, with a demonstrable track record of delivering results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written, with an aptitude towards client service.
  • Positive mindset and ability to work effectively as part of a global team.

We’d love if you had:

  • Experience with Macros/VBA preferred. Python/SQL, and AGILE familiarity a plus.

Who we are_
**Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a global multi-strategy, multi-manager investment platform that harnesses the transformative power of people to perform in all market environments. Our dynamic culture inspires better outcomes for our team, our investors, and our partners. We aim to consistently deliver risk-adjusted returns, with people driving performance.

We specialize in four core strategies: Quantitative Trading, Fundamental Equity, Tactical Trading, and Discretionary Macro & Fixed Income. We capitalize on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets, drawing from a significant investment in proprietary technology, infrastructure, and risk analytics.

We invest through internal portfolio managers and external partner funds, pursuing alignment among investors, investment professionals, and the firm. Our footprint spans 7 countries and 19 offices.

Our Culture **
** Talent is our strategy. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority. We are teamwork- oriented, collaborative, and encourage ideas—at all levels—to be shared. As an organization committed to investing in our people, we provide learning & educational offerings and opportunities to make an impact.

We foster a sense of belonging among all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. Our employees value diversity across identity, thought, people and perspective which serves as the foundation of our culture. As a firm, we are committed to creating a hiring process that is fair, welcoming and supportive.

The base pay for this role is expected to be between $100,000 and $140,000. The expected base pay range is based on information at the time this post was generated. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation such as a performance bonus and a competitive benefits package. Actual compensation for the successful candidate will be determined based on a variety of factors such as skills, qualifications, and experience.


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