Sunday, October 9, 2011

Trading System Associate

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Organization Overview  William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is a global investment firm offering investment banking, asset management, equity research, institutional and private brokerage, and private capital to individual, institutional, and issuing clients. Since 1935, we have been committed to helping clients achieve their financial objectives. As an independent, employee-owned firm, our philosophy is to serve our clients' interests first and foremost. We place a high value on the enduring nature of our client relationships, the quality of our products and services, and the continuity and integrity of our people. William Blair & Company is based in Chicago, with office locations including Boston; London; New York; San Francisco; Shanghai; Wilmington, Delaware; and Zurich. For more information, please visit 

Department  Investment Management 

  • Responsible for the support of the Trade Order Management System, as well as the interface programs. Resolve system issues utilizing internal MIS or external vendor resources as appropriate. Conduct user training as needed.
  • Manage projects that facilitate improvements in workflow processes. Liaison between Back Office, Operations, MIS and end users.
  • Maintain system files by setting up and closing accounts, adding new securities and brokers, etc. Develop internal procedures and train system administrator backup.
  • Participate in other duties as assigned by management.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA and/or CFA a plus.
  • Three years operations, trading or other industry related experience
  • One year experience in a training or system support role
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure successful results when assisting users of varying knowledge levels
  • Strong results orientation
  • Concern for quality expresses by continually initiating system and process improvements
  • Thorough understanding of the Investment Management business

  • Additional Info  
    As a William Blair & Company associate, you’ll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.
    William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.
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