Senior Derivatives Administrator Job in Toronto for Fiera Capital | Jobs.ca
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Senior Derivatives Administrator

July 24 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Actuarial, Statistics, Economy, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling, Trading, Asset management
Toronto, ON

With over 172.9 billion in assets under management as of March 31 2021, Fiera Capital, an independent firm, is one of Canada’s leading investment managers. We deliver customized multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes to institutional, financial intermediary and private wealth clients across North America, Europe and key markets in Asia. We strive to be at the forefront of investment-management science, and we are passionate about creating sustainable wealth for clients. Fiera Capital is recognized for our talented people. Our teams collaborate and seek to draw on the global industry’s most innovative and diverse offerings to craft strategies that meet the needs of any client, anywhere they are located.

Why join Fiera Capital:

• Inclusive workplace and diverse background of employees
• Growth and development opportunities
• Entrepreneurial industry-leading company with a purposeful mission
• Flexible work arrangements, competitive compensation and benefits
• Collaborative approach, innovative and culture of integrity
• Ambitious organization who strives for excellence

What we are looking for:

Under the supervision of the Director, Derivatives & Alternative Investments, the Senior Analyst, Derivatives will provide support to ensure efficient and accurate transaction processing across a broad range of alternative investment products including FX, Futures, Options, Cleared and Non-Cleared Swaps, Bond Forwards, Repos, Private Loans, Term Loans, LPs and Third Party Funds. Core processing and servicing includes: account set-up, trade capture, trade confirmation, settlements, counterparty reconciliations, collateral management, and new counterparty on-boarding. The Senior Analyst, Derivatives works closely with and in support of the Portfolio Management and Trading teams and is required to interact with various custodians, counterparties and other Fiera operation teams to ensure all components of the product life cycle are monitored, complete and accurate.

Your responsibilities:

  • Derivatives:
    • Process derivatives related transactions into Fiera’s portfolio accounting system in a timely manner;
    • Reconcile with brokers and counterparties, and liaise with internal and external partners to investigate and quickly resolve discrepancies;
    • Ensure OTC derivative confirmations and settlements;
    • Calculate margin requirements and coordinate margin movements;
    • Ensure the accuracy and quality of data stored in Fiera’s systems.
  • Privtate Alternatives:
    • Document and monitor various Alternative Investments including Private Loans, Term Loans, LPs and Externally Managed Fund investments;
    • Coordinate wire transfers for capital calls and redemptions, and process distributions, income, return-of-capital and other Alternatives related transactions;
    • Coordinate and process transactions into Fiera’s portfolio accounting system in a timely manner;
    • Archive relevant counterparty documents for internal and audit requirements;
    • Provide Fiera’s custodians with transaction/wire processing instructions.
  • Other Activities:
    • Participate in the testing and implementation of operational enhancements and special projects;
    • Contribute to the development of operational processes and controls to implement new products and strategies.
    • Provide exceptional service when interacting with internal and external contacts;
    • Support internal and external audit related activities;
    • Participate on working groups targeting industry and regulatory initiatives and best practices;
    • Coordinate the onboarding of new accounts, investment types, brokers and counterparties;
    • Oversee and provide reporting for Fiera’s Securities Lending activities.

Must have requirements to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or other relevant fields is required;
  • Completion or pursuit of professional certifications, such as the CFA or FRM designations, is an asset;
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant derivatives operations experience;
  • Excellent working knowledge of complex investment products (FX, Futures, Options, Credit and Interest Rate Derivatives, Repos and Bond Forwards) as well as P&L and cash analysis on those products;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Alternative Investments including Private Loans, Term Loans, LPs and Third-Party Funds;
  • Strong understanding of OTC Derivatives and the confirmation and settlement process;
  • Good understanding of how Investment Managers operate and interact with Analysts and Senior Analysts, Counterparties and Custodians is essential;
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking, experience resolving trading issues and strong problem resolution skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet internal and external deadlines;
  • Proven continuous process improvement mindset and positive team attitude;
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written);
  • Proficient knowledge of Pacer and Bloomberg is an asset;
  • Experience and demonstrated skills with Excel, VBA and Excel macros is an asset.

The use of masculine is for the sole purpose of lightening the text and refers to both women and men.

Fiera Capital subscribes to the principle of employment equity. Our staff are our most valuable asset and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can reach their true potential.

Fiera Capital will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment. All staffing decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, will be based on merit, skills, performance and business needs. We are pleased to receive applications from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Job applicants who are individually selected for an interview will be notified that accommodations are available upon request. If a selected participant requests accommodation, Fiera Capital shall consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of, a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Fiera Capital. We will only communicate with those selected for an interview.

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