VP, Fixed Income Operations

Assurant   •  

New York, NY

11 - 15 years

Posted 218 days ago

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Requisition Number53918

Our growing organization is seeking strong expertise in Fixed Income Operations.

Assurant’s internal investment portfolio (approximately $11 billion) is managed by its in-house asset management division, Assurant Asset Management (AAM). In addition, Assurant Investment Management (AIM), an SEC registered investment advisor (RIA), was recently formed to leverage internal credit and real estate expertise to begin a targeted third-party asset management business. This includes establishing both a real estate fund and a collateralized loan obligation (CLO) platform.

We are hiring an experienced individual to play a lead role within the Investment Operations team which is responsible for middle office functions, providing support and timely / accurate data across all Assurant’s investment platforms and to our investment teams & partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leadership & ownership of key processes to support the entire middle office operations lifecycle including post-trade processes, corporate actions, collateral management, and cash flowforecasting
  • The responsibilities include developing, improving, streamlining, automating, managing, and executing this lifecycle
  • Development and execution of processes that adhere to regulatory and industry best practices
  • Evaluate and improve controls and processes along the trade lifecycle
  • Improve efficiency of existing processes to mitigate risk and reduce errors
  • Improve data verification from various sources to improve downstream reporting
  • Additional duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degreerequired
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in a fixed income middle office operations role in a registered investment advisor, institutional asset manager and/or mutual fund operations or related field
  • Limited travelrequired

Other requirements and preferred qualifications:

  • MBA/CFA a plus
  • Degree focus in accounting, finance, economics, business, or information systems preferred
  • Strong background in fixed income middle office operations
  • Experienceworking with a full range of asset classes including fixed income, structured products, and derivatives
  • Experience designing, developing, maintaining, and improving operational controls and procedures
  • Experienceworking closely with investment professionals at all levels
  • Experience with industry tools such as Bloomberg, Markit, Yieldbook, order management systems and/or similar tools
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to apply those to systems (such as SQL, Visual Basic/VBA, strong Excel)
  • Leadership experience and capabilities
  • Ability to take full ownership and work with a sense of urgency and purpose
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and faced paced environment
  • Ability to work within a team of investment professionals as well as work independently
  • Organizational skills and flexibility in handling multiple demands and changing priorities
  • Ability to problem solve, provide new ideas and suggestions
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Ability to diagnose issues, mitigate risk and make recommendations toward process improvements
  • As a covered person of a registered investment advisor, the position will require adherence to policies including, but not limited to, a code of ethics and personal trading policy