Portfolio Managers Assistant, Fixed Income – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Job at Columbia Threadneedle Investments in London

Job Description

Where you’ll fit in & what our team goals are….

In this 12 month fixed term contract you will be responsible for providing essential support to the Fixed Income and Commodities Investments teams to add value to the investment process and increase and strengthen front office controls.

Role Responsibilities

How you’ll spend your time….

You will provide operational support to the Portfolio Managers (PMs). This will include:

Input and 4-eye checking of trade orders

Management of cash flow movements

Monitoring and managing corporate action opportunities

Monitoring and responding to Compliance violations

Run, review and reconcile any daily desk reports

Query resolution and other ad hoc requests

New Instrument and Country request instruction and process monitoring

You will also be expected to:
Become an Aladdin (order management) systems expert, representing desk / group interests at superuser meetings, identifying and following up on any enhancements.

Represent supported Investment Desks in any projects, initiatives, client onboardings and enhancements.

Adhere to all risk and control policies in undertaking all support activities.

Liaise with the Front Office Assurance & Oversight team and the PMs to report errors and suggest process improvements.

Continually challenge and implement process improvements.

Integrate with the Investment teams and create strong open lines of communication with the PMs and other PMAs.

Identify and escalate to Management and PMs any potential risks in process and/or activity.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties.

Support the Fixed Income and Commodities Business Manager with any initiatives affecting the asset class when requested.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have….

Prior Fixed Income experience as a Portfolio Management Assistant (or similar) from within the Financial Services Industry.

You should have knowledge of an Order Management System such as Aladdin and strong Bloomberg knowledge.

It is essential that you have excellent attention to detail, are an effective communicator and are able to manage your time successfully whilst managing various tasks and priorities.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great….

Technical and coding skills e.g. python, VBA are nice to have but by no means a requirement.

Full-Time / Part-Time

Full time

Worker Sub Type

Fixed Term

Job Family Group


About Company

Company: Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Company Location:  London

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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