The Horizon Group
November 6, 2014
Job Type


Senior Rates Operations Analyst Job


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide middle and back office support for the following product types: US Gov’t fixed income, Exchange Traded/OTC derivatives, FX and Repos
  • Assist with the daily break resolution of cash, trade, position and market value exceptions with our Traders, Executing/Clearing Brokers and Fund Administrator
  • Monitor trades for OTC Clearing and research & resolve breaks preventing clearing or affirmation in Markitwire/MarkitTradeManager
  • Manage and organize daily workload through assigned tasks and/or email communication. Shadow team members to learn new/additional tasks.
  • Distribute daily trade recaps to executing broker contacts to ensure trade economic and delivery details are formally confirmed by our counterparties prior to scheduled settlement
  • Creation of newly traded instruments and ticket bookings across front and back office systems.
  • Manage daily cash event generation within portfolio management system in parallel with cash payment confirmation with executing and clearing brokers.
  • Assist on coordinating month end independent price verification process for our Administrator’s NAV tie out process.
  • Conduct ad hoc statistical analysis on trades for presentations, reporting or request by other business areas


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance
  • 3+ years of experience preferably working within Operations for either a Fund Administrator, Prime Broker or Hedge Fund
  • Product knowledge of US fixed income markets, specifically within the Rates sector, who understands the life cycle of a trade post execution including fund allocations and settlements
  • OTC Derivatives - Cleared& bilateral life cycle knowledge including unwinds/novations and buy side responsibilities in Markitwire.
  • Team player, motivated self-starter and control focused
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and possesses the ability to multi-task
  • Confident, clear communicator who can face off with both internal and external counterparts whilst working in a high-pressure environment.



  • English


  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Excel including Vlookups, Pivot tables; Macros/VBA a plus
  • Bloomberg
  • MarkitWire/MarkitTrade Manager
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