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The Alternative Asset Operations Analyst will be responsible for Alternative Asset account monthly reviews and act as an individual contributor for specialized projects and functions. The Analyst will work within the Hedge Fund and Alternative Asset Operations team, focusing on the multi-asset class alternative products and work directly with our multi-asset trading desk team. The Analyst will interact with Fund Administrators and counterparties externally and internally with Portfolio Construction, Performance and Attribution, Multi Asset Class team, Compliance, and Client Service & Marketing. This role will also perform oversight of daily reconciliation to counterparties in relation to cash, collateral management and margin calls/requirements as well as accounting reconciliation with Fund Administrators and assist with performance reconciliation.
Provide support on building out the Alterative Asset capabilities on the SS&C platform, providing support and oversight responsibilities post build out
Develop and manage OTC Counterparty, Administrator, and Custodian Relationships to ensure an effective working relationship and that service providers are fulfilling Service Level Agreements
Provide oversight of Account Holdings/Activity - Check portfolio holdings, trading activity, corporate actions and cash balances with the custodian bank’s statements. Research and resolve any outstanding differences
Provide lead support and oversight for the MACS initiative (Multi Asset Class)
Review and approve Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Reporting - Ensure accounting data is correct by performing account reviews at month end.
Trade Support - Assist the Trade Settlement group as an escalation point to facilitate the trade & FX settlement process.
Liaise with Acadian Client Service, Portfolio Construction, Portfolio Management, Information Technology, Performance & Attribution and provide resource and expertise
Attend industry conferences and events to provide industry best practice for Acadian
Analyze fund operating costs and provide recommendations to optimize where practical
Establishes and improves upon processes that support the day-to-day operations and business practices, seeing through from idea creation to production release.
Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Economics, or another financial related degree preferred.
At least 3-5 years fund accounting/operations (or related Investment Management) experience; Experience with Swaps, Options, Futures, FX, Forwards and other derivatives
Strong analytical background and knowledge of financial accounting principles required.
Experience with Charles River, Global Trading Support Services, Bloomberg and Central Trade Matching is a plus; Proficient in Office 365
Experience managing prime brokers relationships
Detail oriented, flexible, ability to work within a team-orientated environment (as well as independently) and comfortable dealing with confidential information.
Demonstrated initiative, problem-solving skills and willingness to assume additional responsibilities.
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment; Ability to work independently and lead projects
Telecommuting is allowed. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: competitive base + bonus package
About Acadian Asset Management
Acadian Asset Management LLC is a Boston-headquartered investment management firm with wholly owned affiliates in Singapore, London, Tokyo and Sydney. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately US$96 billion on behalf of major pension funds, endowments, foundations, governments and other investors based in the U.S. and abroad