Robert Half Finance & Accounting Trading Operations Specialist in New York, New York

My Client is looking for a Trading Operations Specialist in their Client Aligned Corporate Action Team who is responsible for the timely and accurate allocation of funds and securities on mandatory and voluntary corporate events for the Prime Services Department. This position, as a part of a team, is responsible for managing and controlling high levels of risk and liability inherent in the corporate event process. We must provide outstanding service and create an environment that maintains its focus on serving our clients while constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency. The group processes corporate actions, including name changes, forward splits, cash and stock mergers, tenders, merger elections, Dutch tenders, rights exercises, conversions, redemption's, P I/dividend payments, etc. We work with external custodians to process allocations from our custodians to our clients. Other duties include the managing of communications with clients involving all corporate events including mandatory and voluntary offers, annual reports and proxies. This particular role centers around providing a Customer Service layer on top of the Corporate Actions team that will be responsible for communication with Prime Service Account Executives and clients on a daily basis. The ideal candidate must be a subject matter expert in the corporate actions space and have experience with handling Prime Service clients. Please send all resumes to

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Req ID: 02944-9501128971

Functional Role: Trade Input Specialist

Country: USA

State: NY

City: New York

Postal Code: 10017

Compensation: $70,000.00 to $110,000.00 per year

Requirements: 8 years investment Operations experience with at least 5 years of Corporate Actions experience in a Financial Services firm with a focus on servicing a Prime Services business.

  • Solid understanding of U.S. commodity, equity and interest rate markets.

  • Ability to review and understand ISDA Master and Credit Support Annex agreements.

  • A quick learner, comfor with and able to manage complex trading systems and environments. Strong customer orientation, internal and external, with a commitment to quality, accuracy and efficiency.

  • Strong understanding of the terms and conditions of mandatory and voluntary offers and the process of communicating these to clients and internal interested parties (Subject Matter Expert)

  • Detailed working knowledge of Broadridge (XSP Corporate Actions System a PLUS)

  • Familiarity US domestic international securities processing

  • Familiar with the regulatory environment and maintaining strong controls

  • Experience working with custodians, depositories, agents and brokers to ensure timely and accurate processing of events to client accounts and to appropriately manage risk

  • Series 7 or 99 required - or ability to obtain within 90 days of start

  • Demonstrated ability to work with clients on a daily basis

  • Strong industry working relationships

  • Comprehensive financial products knowledge

  • MIS presentation and report writing experience

  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and on project work

  • Confidence to deal with both external and internal clients

  • Strong analytical, organizational and customer service skills

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience