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PGIM Fixed Income - Senior Alternative Products Specialist, Trade Management

Prudential


Location:
Newark, NJ
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
423079
Prudential
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Position Title: PGIM Fixed Income - Senior Alternative Products Specialist, Trade Management
Job Code: 423079
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
Description:
PGIM Fixed Income – Senior Alternative Products Specialist
Opportunity Awaits  
Are you looking to grow your career within Operations and deepen your understanding of financial services products under the Asset Management umbrella? Are you looking to diversify your skill-set by expanding your quantitative skills with a growing organization? Our Fixed Income Operations team is seeking a Senior Alternative Products Specialist which is responsible for providing operations support to the Trade Support business.
 
Who are we?
PGIM Fixed Income is a top global fixed income asset manager with over $681 billion in assets under management. Our parent company is Prudential Financial, Inc. We are headquartered in Newark, NJ (U.S.) with affiliates in London, Tokyo and Singapore.
 
PGIM Fixed Income maintains a collegial and supportive work environment that promotes and rewards individual contributions while placing equal importance on results of the larger team. Associates within PGIM Fixed Income share their insights, skills, and diverse perspectives with a talented team working toward common goals. We place high priority on maintaining a work environment that develops, motivates, rewards, and retains employees. We offer a total rewards package that includes competitive pay, performance-based incentives, long-term savings opportunities, and just as important, support for life beyond work.
 
The Role:
The Senior Alternative Products Specialist is responsible for providing operational support to the PGIM Inc. Trade Management business for Swap, Futures and Foreign Exchange products. This includes providing confirm tracking and review that includes the comparison of trade terms at the trade level between PGIM and the broker dealer. The comparison requires research, timely follow-up and resolution along with open dialogue with Product Support, portfolio management and broker dealers. This associate is also required to develop a strong knowledge of the International Swaps Dealer Association (ISDA), EMTA and Futures Clearing Merchant guidelines.

Job Responsibilities may include:
  • Being the primary on-site operations point of contact.
  • Having extensive knowledge of Swaps (bilateral/cleared) and Futures products.
  • Daily monitoring of new trades to ensure receipt of confirms from broker dealers
  • Follow-up on existing transactions particularly to resolve problem situations
  • Communicating policy and procedure regarding confirmation process
  • Understanding of electronic confirmation matching systems (i.e. MarkitWire, DerivServe, etc.).
  • Researching and resolving security data discrepancies
  • Gathering of data to prepare management reporting (i.e. KIR, MSR, etc.)
  • Assuming ownership for any operational issues that are raised and providing resolution in a manner that is seamless regardless of which operational areas are impacted.
  • Anticipating issues that may adversely affect the operational support of all swap products and taking action to reduce the risk of occurrences.
  • Providing investment professionals with on-site training and technical assistance on use of existing or future systems.
  • Proactively seeing ways to improve current processes by leveraging the tools available to identify inefficiencies.
  • Cultivating both internal and external relationships to ensure proper service levels are achieved for each fund supported.
  • Communicating operational support changes and initiatives to all impacted areas of Operations and investment professionals.
  • Keeping abreast of industry initiatives and market trends that can impact our business model and/or offer opportunities to improve our processes.
  • Developing an understanding of the fixed income trading business and sharing knowledge with operations teams in order to increase service levels

  • Strong knowledge of derivatives and/or other fixed income products and investment strategies (2-5yrs experience)
  • Prior experience in trade or custody operations.
  • Degree in Economics, Finance or Business preferred.
  • Outstanding academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, work experience and demonstrated leadership qualities.
  • Willingness and desire to learn and teach others.
  • Proven ability to develop and cultivate relationships across all staff levels.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work within a team environment.
  • PC skills with strong knowledge of spreadsheets, portfolio management tools and mainframe applications.
  • Experience with Excel (ie macros, pivot tables, VLOOKUP/INDEX MATCH) preferred
  • Has an entrepreneurial spirit that is willing to take on additional responsibility quickly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment.
  • Works well as part of a team.
  • Able to multi-task and absorb information across a broad spectrum of products.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize tasks and work in a deadline oriented environment.
  • Dependent upon the business, flexible work schedules are necessary to provide operational coverage to our business partners from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

One of the responsibilities of this position includes the processing of wire transfers. In accordance with the Treasurer's Policy "Background Screenings on Wire Transfer Associates", any candidates selected for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including an extensive background screening and credit check. Failure to comply will eliminate a candidate from consideration for this position. In addition, any negative information obtained as a result of the background screening may result in the disqualification of the candidate from this and any other position in Prudential, including their current one if they are an internal applicant. Prudential Investment Management follows the NYSE holiday schedule. This position also requires over-time during peak periods.

 


Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Investment Management
Schedule: Full-time
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