Operations Manager - Collateral and Cleared OTC

Job Purpose

Act as a main point of contact for Cleared and Non Cleared OTC Colateral managememnt for AXA China Region and overseeing the related functions outsourced to 3rd party service providers.

The ideal candidate would have had previous experiences in a middle office functions within hedge fund or investment bank with direct exposure to the OTC trade process, matching, asset servicing, P&L validation and Market Risk control.

Candidates with exposure to T+0 trade confirmations around : Bond & Equities through Omgeo CTM, FX Matching through SWIFT / Traiana, Repo Matching through SWIFT / Traiana, Repo Matching through SWIFT / Trax, IRS / CDS through Markit, CDS through ICElink, CFD Matching.

Candidate need to have :

  • a strong understanding around Cash Equity / Bonds market, Clearing and Non Cleared OTC and Listed derivatives as well as previous exposure to the hedge fund sector.
  • exposure to reconciling accounting platforms versus the Prime Broker, Custodian or Counterparties.
  • Key Accountabilities

  • Coordinate relationship for AXA IM Asia with third party service providers such as Middle Office, Clearing Brokers, Fund Accountant, and custodians.
  • Monitoring of trade flow between AXA IM front office systems and downstream to our service provider for Equity / Fixed Income, FX and Derivative asset classes (CFDs, ESW, CDS, FUT, Options .).
  • Intraday trade monitoring and matching using various platforms, including managing a follow the sun model with CTM / Traiana / Markit / DTCC and investigation of queries escalated by our Middle office services providers.
  • Oversight of failed trades, claims management and the performance of 3rd party relationships.
  • Cash management between different Prime Brokers, Clearing Brokers
  • Monitoring of corporate actions processing in our systems
  • Support Front Office teams on Securities and Cash positions.
  • Work with internal departments to ensure accuracy of client information and the timely processing of client operations.
  • Contribute to enhance and secure operational process
  • Contribute to the management of operational risks linked to investment management processes as well as new investment products and financial instruments
  • Controlling and coordinating the reporting process as well as dedicated project work
  • Implementation and coordination of reporting planning (periodic / ad-hoc)
  • Control of Middle and Back office activity
  • Monitor specific controls (Pricing, )
  • Control the portfolio performances
  • Control fees
  • Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in finance, financial engineering or other relevant quantitative field preferred.
  • 7-10 years in Asset Management or Investment Bank.
  • Experience / Skills

  • Proactive : the environment requires a high level of interaction with the Funds Managers, middle office, Accounting, Change management and others external entities.
  • Need to demonstrate confidence in discussing complex issues and resolving complex products queries.

  • Significant experience in the operations of an asset management organisation with good understanding
  • Client-oriented mind set
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility and to be able to multi-task and support the team
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels
  • Accountability within the role is essential
  • A team player with good communication and presentation skills
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage deadlines
  • Flexible approach and proactive
  • Advanced Excel knowledge required, VBA and / or other programming languages would be an advantage
  • Key Competencies

  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving and providing solutions
  • About AXAWould you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life?

    Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

    In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 64 countries, our 166,000 employees and exclusive distributors anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 103 million customers.

    We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals.

    By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €746bn in assets as of the end of 2017.

    We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 21 countries.

    What We Offer

    We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

    AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.


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