Saturday, July 9, 2011

Brokerage Derivatives Settlement Analyst

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Financial Industry Technical Services, Inc. (FITS) is a leading provider of operational support and project management to the financial services industry. Founded in 1991, FITS continues its commitment to helping clients achieve their business objectives by providing operational and systems solutions that deliver measurable results. FITS takes an integrated business approach by aligning and supplementing the client's resources, processes and technology with its overall business objectives. We dedicate consulting professionals to meet our client's needs and assign a team of specialists who combine industry experience with functional expertise.  Our successes are due to our client loyalty and employee commitment. Please visit our web site to learn more about FITS, (

Position:  Derivatives Settlement – Operations Analyst
Location: Charlotte, NC
Duration:  6 months
Start Date: August 2011

The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct support to the structured credit trading desk  by being versed in the various applications used for trading and settlement.  These systems include Murex, Excel, TAS, Omega, Bloomberg.

Main responsibilities:
  • Pre-confirm all the trades with the final counterpart.
  • Create static data in Murex: bonds, ABS for the for the purpose of CDS of ABS transactions, Pool Factors, etc.
  • Liaise with International Operations to ensure the proper recording of the issuers.
  • Follow up with CMAD with regard to new CDO KYC process based on information gathered by FO.
  • Coordinate the set up of the various systems involved in the creation of a CDO with Bank Departments as well as CSI.
  • Reconcile all trades done in a warehouse book (Cash CDO) with trader tickets and CDO Manager Blotter.
  • Download any relevant collateral information from BBG / Intex systems into a warehouse spreadsheet.
  • Assist structuring with transferring bonds at deal closing into a relevant SPV.
  • Check trade tickets input traders and validate. 
We offer a competitive salary and benefits to employees including wellness/health (medical, dental, prescriptive, vision), paid vacation, and 401K.

Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident of the US
Please no Agencies or Third Party Contractors

  • 3+ years demonstrated experience in a similar capacity.
  • Knowledge of Murex, Excel, TAS, Omega, Bloomberg or equivalent systems.
  • Must be experienced with Excel.
  • Strong logical and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented possessing organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Four Year College Degree strongly preferred.
  • French speaker is a plus.   

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