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Securities Operation Specialist

Company: Western Asset Management Company Limited
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
Keep pace with our success
As a Securities Operation Specialist, you will take be responsible for supporting the Trade Settlements and Failed Trades process. - We will leverage your hands on approach to overseeing the big picture of our fixed income and emerging markets. To thrive in this role, you enjoy working as part of a team and ensure success by working collaboratively across departments and offices.
To excel in this role, you're able to aid and assist on a myriad of projects with ease while surveying playing your part in the overall big picture of Western Asset.
What you will do


  • Provide oversight and support of third-party vendor.
  • Communicate daily with counterparties and third-party vendors to expedite timely settlement of trades.
  • Responsible for the entire post trade process, including transmission of trades to counterparties, matching/confirmation of trades, and resolution of exceptions.
  • Process trades into WA trading and accounting systems and understand full workflow.
  • Identify failed trades and work with brokers/banks to settle trade.
  • Maintain trade/broker confirmation records, internal corporate account database, and account information on ALERT.
  • Create/update/maintain accounts, custodians and brokers settlement instructions in WA's proprietary system.
  • Work with transfer agents, legal, and brokers to settle physical/private credit trades.
  • Update written procedures as workflows and processes change.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from internal/external partners.
  • Participate in technology development efforts as needed.
  • Assist various departmental projects as needed.
  • Oversee, execute and support the trade settlements and failed trades process

    What you will bring - - -

    • Understanding of the features of different securities across various sectors of fixed income and emerging markets.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to multi-task, absorb information quickly, and work in a time-sensitive environment.
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Proficient in utilizing Bloomberg to reconcile trade details.
    • Bachelor's degree in related field

      -About Western Asset
      At Western Asset we're saying hello to the future. Committed to being the leading fixed-income investment management firm in the world, we're investing in new technologies, methodologies and markets. We're also investing in our people. Our business is guided by a belief in doing the right thing: that if we treat our clients and colleagues with fairness and respect, success will follow. We're building on our reputation and resources with an entrepreneurial approach that drives innovation. Every day is an opportunity for us to get better by making the most of the possibilities that our people and ideas can bring.

Keywords: Western Asset Management Company Limited, Pasadena , Securities Operation Specialist, Other , Pasadena, California

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