The Role

We are seeking a highly analytical and detail-oriented professional to join our Counterparty Onboarding team based from our London Office. This group is responsible for all counterparty onboarding across the firm.  You will collaborate with many peers from different departments, such as: Risk, Portfolio Financing, Middle Office, Fund Accounting, Program Management, KYC, and Back Office. Great organizational and interpersonal skills as well as mental resilience are required to succeed in this role.

What you’ll do 

  • Documentation
    • Contribute to our library of documentation to outline/refresh best practices as our workflows and tools evolve
    • Help suggest areas of improvement that will benefit all stakeholders across the firm
    • Coordinate with various teams globally: Legal / KYC / Middle Office to gather information on new requests and enhance existing workflows
    • Verify information in various systems to ensure static data integrity for the entire firm
    • Illustrations of high-risk workflows for knowledge sharing across all departments

 

  • Project Management
    • Help catalog new counterparty relationship requests and provide regular updates on current statuses/progress to management/internal stakeholders
    • Help prepare presentation notes and address team takeaway action items from large stakeholder meetings
    • Follow up with parties internally & externally to help facilitate firm-wide efforts

 

  • Broker Onboarding
    • Coordinate from internal request to final execution for various execution agreements like: CDEA/ Give up Agreements / Options Application forms / FX Designation Notices
    • Experience working/communicating directly with Prime Brokers, Executing Counterparties, and Custodian Banks
    • Once new brokers are established, coordinate respective system mappings with all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Complete/Facilitate all required documentation for the onboarding of clearing accounts and the required underlying markets

 

What you’ll bring
What you need:

  • Organizational skills, with a strong appreciation for data cataloging when managing projects
  • Time management skills with relevance to project deadlines and prioritization of projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to adhere to the firm’s ethos and enhance team-to-team communication
  • Curiosity for learning and understanding how things work and systems interact.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a related financial services support role
  • Diligent working style with attention to detail and high standards for quality
  • Committed, able to work under pressure and great team player

We’d love if you had:

  • Any experience with productivity tools (Confluence, JIRA, Visio, or MIRO)
  • Any experience with the counterparty onboarding processes from a financial services firm
  • Any experience with legal documentation relating to trading execution agreements and/or FIA-Tech Portal.
  • Experience with SQL, VBA, or other technical skills

 

Who we are  
Schonfeld Strategic Advisors is a global multi-strategy, multi-manager investment platform that harnesses the transformative power of people to perform in all market environments. Our dynamic culture inspires better outcomes for our team, our investors, and our partners. We aim to consistently deliver risk-adjusted returns, with people driving performance.

We specialize in four core strategies: Quantitative Trading, Fundamental Equity, Tactical Trading, and Discretionary Macro & Fixed Income. We capitalize on inefficiencies and opportunities within the markets, drawing from a significant investment in proprietary technology, infrastructure, and risk analytics.

We invest through internal portfolio managers and external partner funds, pursuing alignment among investors, investment professionals, and the firm. Our footprint spans 7 countries and 19 offices.

Our Culture
Talent is our strategy. We believe our success is because of our people, so putting our talent above all else is our top priority. We are teamwork-oriented, collaborative, and encourage ideas—at all levels—to be shared. As an organization committed to investing in our people, we provide learning & educational offerings and opportunities to make an impact.

We foster a sense of belonging among all of our employees with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of this mission. Our employees value diversity across identity, thought, people and perspective which serves as the foundation of our culture. As a firm, we are committed to creating a hiring process that is fair, welcoming and supportive.

 

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