Important Note: this position requires overnight hours.
Weiss Asset Management (WAM), a Boston-based investment firm, is seeking an Operations Analyst to join our Asia Desk. The desk is located in Boston but works overnight and pursues investment opportunities across asset classes in a range of Asian markets. A successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced environment, will enjoy taking ownership of a range of operational responsibilities, and will seek to document and improve existing processes at every opportunity. The Analyst can expect to gain exposure to multiple markets and asset classes, develop technical skills, and take ownership of many operational processes. 2022 graduates and those without previous finance experience are encouraged to apply.
Manage trade booking and settlement processes across markets and asset classes
Cash and position reconciliation including identification and resolution of root issues
Daily collaboration with external counterparties, including prime and executing brokers, along with multiple teams across the firm regarding trade confirmation, reconciliation, and settlement
Adding efficiency and reducing operational risk through process improvements and ad-hoc projects
Ensuring correct processing of corporate actions in Asian and European markets
Facilitating and collecting data on equity capital markets transactions, on a daily basis
About the company:
For 30 years, Weiss Asset Management has developed proprietary value-based investment strategies designed to deliver high risk-adjusted returns to our investors, who include charitable foundations, pension plans, endowments, hospitals, government entities and private investors. We manage approximately $2.7 billion across hedge funds and institutional accounts. We work collaboratively to solve problems, and to identify undervalued assets through deep fundamental research, statistical analysis and an analytically rigorous approach to decision making. Above all else, we value integrity, uncompromising rationality, creativity and entrepreneurship, and continuous learning and improvement.
Our team of over 80 individuals is the engine of our success and we welcome truly exceptional candidates from all backgrounds.
WAM is a fit for you if:
You enjoy a collaborative environment, where decisions are made in diverse teams. At WAM, all employees can expect to work directly with members of other departments representing a range of backgrounds.
You work well in a flat structure and are comfortable voicing dissenting opinion. Talent and work ethic will dictate what you can achieve at WAM, as evidenced by the fact that our co-president and the majority of our managing directors began their careers here as interns.
You are driven to constantly learn, improve, and make rational decisions based in fact and data, and you welcome receiving feedback as well as sharing knowledge with others.
You prioritize acting ethically in all situations.
WAM is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.