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Operations and Market Data Associate

Engineers Gate
Operations and Market Data Associate
London, GB
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Job Description

About the Role

Engineers Gate (EG) is a leading systematic quantitative investment company which operates globally. We are a team of researchers, engineers, and financial industry professionals using statistical models to generate superior investment returns. EG’s investment teams are supported by the firm’s proprietary, state-of-the-art technology and data platform. We are passionate about implementing scientific and mathematical methods to explore and solve problems in the global financial markets.

The Operations and Market Data Associate role will encompass functions across both Operations and Market Data. As part of a global Trading and Operations team, the associate will support trade flow, reconciliation, security master, data warehouse, corporate actions, market data, and also back up trading coverage as needed. In addition, as part of a wider Market Data Compliance team that includes Legal/Compliance, Operations, IT and Development, this person will be responsible for market data coverage, ensuring that the firm fulfills its contractual market data obligations. The associate will use best practice guidelines to oversee the firm’s entitlement and reporting processes, whilst consistently reviewing policy and licensing agreements from various vendors, brokers, and exchanges. This role requires speed, accuracy and skill in the face of complexity and is ideal for a candidate with strong organizational and follow-up skills, excellent communication, and the ability to interact efficiently with all constituents spanning across technologists, counterparties, and internal teams. This is an exciting opportunity for a well-rounded team player who both thrives in the moment and excels at following through over extended periods of time, learns and adapts quickly, works dynamically, is able to multi-task, and can independently see tasks and projects through to completion.

Joining Engineers Gate offers a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of systematic trading, where innovation and quantitative analysis intersect. We are passionate about implementing scientific and mathematical methods to explore and solve problems in the global financial markets. If you thrive in a fast-paced, data-driven environment, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities

  • London working hours will typically start at 7am BST/GMT, but when covering and backing up trade support and trading, the workday would start around 4:45am BST/GMT
  • Processing beginning of day (BOD) positions, corporate actions, security master changes, etc.
  • Reconciling and resolving breaks for all asset classes, including equities, futures and FX
  • Chasing executing brokers and counterparties for any firm wide breaks across asset classes
  • Coordinating with fund administrator, prime brokers, counterparties, and vendors
  • Maintaining and improving highly automated processes to maximize operating efficiency
  • Facilitating ad hoc requests from teammates, PM teams and across all internal teams
  • Covering live trade support and trading when needed. Monitoring across dozens of strategies and portfolio managers trading different asset classes:
    • Monitoring orders and fills, rejects, limit breaches, compliance alerts, etc.
    • Monitoring and executing rolls for futures and FX trading strategies
    • Maintaining and monitoring the firm’s centralized positions, prices and P&L and data warehouse
  • Covering all aspects of Market Data:
    • Ensuring all periodic market data usage reporting and attestations are submitted by the required deadlines
    • Reviewing all Exchange and Vendor policy and licensing agreements for changes or updates
    • Ensuring the firm remains up to date on entitlement and reporting processes and licensing requirements
    • Producing accurate and detailed audit reports of market data services received from multiple data sources to summarize for the firm’s Market Data Compliance team
    • Researching new market data initiatives raised by the business and assist in implementing policies and procedures in relation to new market data requirements
    • Increasing firm-wide knowledge of market data compliance through thorough and consistent process and system documentation

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Entry level role. 0-3 years of finance experience
  • University degree or directly transferrable and applicable professional experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively
  • Ability to work efficiently and quickly
  • Ability to follow internal controls and policies
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