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Rates Middle Office Analyst

Req #: 180033052
Location: Buenos Aires, C, AR
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:
Role Summary
The primary responsibility of our trade support and operations team is to maintain a first-class operational infrastructure for trading and sales desks to mitigate operations and financial risk to the Global Rates business by providing a high quality control environment. Our operating model must remain flexible enough to adapt to innovation and new technology/regulatory requirements for the business, yet scalable enough to sustain a rigorous controls environment. As a Trade Support Analyst, your job function will include performing end-to-end controls along the trade lifecycle from trade execution and capture including analysis and verification of trade positions and valuations as well as timely and accurate monitoring of daily processes. The role will also include reconciling positions and trade details between various risk management systems and upstream execution platforms as well as investigating and resolving trade or system issues. Additional tasks include trade booking/verification, P&L explanations, stress testing, MIS reporting, query management/resolution and various ad hoc project related tasks such as new regulatory and compliance mandates. The environment is fast paced and has a very high trade turnover so adaptability and the ability to multi-task are critical. As this is a middle office role, you will be communicating with a wide variety of areas critical to supporting the business including Trading, Sales, Business Management and Finance, Operations, Technology and Market/Credit risk teams.
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain trading operations system integrity for our global Rates trading business
  • Control the risk management environment to ensure accurate P&L and risk measures are available in real-time for our trading desk
  • Perform numerous control reconciliations to verify trading positions are accurate through front office to middle office recs, middle office to back office recs including EOD checkouts and P&L signoff
  • Investigate and provide solutions to various queries from settlements and confirmations, collateral and credit disputes
  • Production of Management Statistics, including but not limited to Key Performance and Key Control Indicators
  • Complete operations projects and ad hoc requests to satisfy new initiatives and operations/technology enhancements
  • Proactive in identifying issues/gaps and opportunities for new process improvements, taking appropriate actions to deliver simple and innovative solutions that improve the way we do business
Education & Experience
  • BA or BS degree required (Finance or Business degree)
  • Previous experience in Finance industry (Ops roles – Middle Office & Back Office) desired
  • Mid-proficiency with the trading environment, risk management systems, performing critical operations controls
  • Control oriented with a focus on efficiency and process improvement
  • Quick learner with a strong sense to question and understand all details behind the processes and numbers
  • Independent/analytical thinker who can quickly assimilate situations through to the associated risks, business or control issues
    Skills & Knowledge
  • Works well under pressure leveraging their initiative to fully develop their role
  • Basic understanding of FX/Rates products and derivatives is required
  • Problem solver, proactive and able to work independently
  • Strong analytical and quantitative aptitude, very detail oriented
  • Operations and control mindset, strong ability to prioritize and deliver quality work using time management skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated, enthusiastic attitude
  • Understands the large financial risks that can be incurred through operational errors and control risks
  • Strong PC Skills required; in particular MS Excel (VBA a plus), MS PowerPoint and Sharepoint
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English & Spanish
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