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Chief Operating Officer
Posted date [Mar-09-2016]
(ID: 4178)
Chief Operating Officer (Stamford, CT)



A Connecticut-based SEC registered investment firm is seeking a Chief Operating Officer. This position will oversee all operational areas of the advisor not related to investment selection, including trading activities, investor and advisor accounting and financial reporting, investor relations and compliance.



Candidate must be able to multi-task while paying attention to detail and managing the operations and admin staff. We are looking for someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves and drive improved operational efficiency. Must be a team player that wants to grow with the firm and be able to represent the firm in a professional manner at all times.



Qualifications:



�� Finance, Accounting or related business degree or equivalent work experience

�� A thorough understanding of portfolio and partnership accounting

�� Knowledge and experience with settling exchange trades securities, global settlements experience a plus

�� A thorough understanding securities laws related to investment advisors and private fund offerings

�� Experience with derivatives operations including trade confirmation and settlements related to swaps, OTC options, and CDS.

�� Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Bloomberg, Quickbooks a plus



To be considered for this opportunity, please respond to this posting with a cover letter and your CV/resume.



Junior Operations Associate (Stamford, CT)



A growing Connecticut-based investment firm is looking for a Junior Operations Associate to join their operations team.



Responsibilities will include:

�� Settling and reconciling trade data

�� Performing daily reconciliations

�� Trade allocations and monitoring portfolios for allocation accuracy

�� Generating internal daily consolidated reports

�� Coordinating trade file distributions

�� Confirming and settling trade-related swap and CDS details and payments in addition to interest payments

�� Evaluating portfolio performance with various performance metrics

�� Generating exposure reports as needed

�� Completing ad hoc requests for senior management

�� Back-up/support Chief Operating Office as needed



Candidate must be extremely organized and have the ability to multi-task, think quickly, anticipate problems and have superior attention to detail.



Requirements:

�� Bachelors (or masters) degree with finance, business, accounting or similar major preferred

�� Preference will be given to candidates with 1-2 years of relevant experience in confirmation, instruction, valuation and collateral management for cash equities, swaps, OTC options, CDS, Corporate Bonds and FX

�� Good basic understanding of equity & fixed income securities (including futures/options/bonds/asset backed securities/mortgage backed securities)

�� Role requires ability to work under pressure, independently and willingness to work in a 'fluid' environment

�� Positive attitude with willingness to contribute however/whenever possible

�� Proactive mindset, continually looking for ways in which to improve the process, learn new methods and make team contributions

�� Strong Excel skills required

�� Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Send resumes to resumes@discerene.com

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