AIS Centralized Pricing Senior Associate

State Street Corporation
Singapore, Singapore
14 Aug 2022
20 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we are looking for
The AIS Centralized Pricing (CP) team is responsible for supporting fund of hedge fund teams globally in the set-up of securities, maintenance of hedge fund liquidity data and entry of pricing data. The senior associate will operate as a senior member of the CP team assisting in the completion of accurate pricing, security set up and liquidity information for fund of funds investments while overseeing associate level tasks and contributing to the development of the team.

What you will be responsible for
  • Approve security set up and pricing entered by the team.
  • Ensure prices are entered and approved within agreed service level.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely set up of new fund, classes and series.
  • Assist the team with pricing and manage the inbox as required.
  • Assist in the resolution of complex queries while aiding/training staff.
  • Ensure pricing errors are logged correctly daily on the issue log.
  • Review and signoff on the end of day checkli
  • Ensure client liquidity reviews are completed within agreed service level.
  • Timely resolution of internal and external client liquidity queries
  • Assist with the creation of and updates to standard operating procedures
  • Gather and analyze system / process improvement requirements to solve business challenges..
  • Attend bi-weekly/monthly managers meetings, monthly CP team meetings, and 1x1 performance management meetings.
  • Participate in departmental projects, support the onboarding of new clients and fund launches.
  • Manage personal development by attending training courses and complete mandatory training requirements.
  • Provide training to new hires..
  • Ensure new hires are fully trained on all CP tasks and working independently within three months of the hire date..
  • Participate in project/ad hoc tasks.

What we value
  • The senior associate is required to work to tight deadlines, and have the ability to multi task and work calmly under pressure.
  • The senior associate will act as an escalation point for the associates to resolve pricing issues.
  • They will need to communicate with external and internal clients to resolve complex pricing and security set-up queries as received.
  • The process for resolving issues will include conducting research in AlphaFrontier and contacting internal clients or 3rd party administrators to confirm details This research will enable the senior associate to analyze the problem, obtain and evaluate information and reach sound conclusions.
  • Set process and procedures are in place, however if the senior associates identifies process improvements that can be made, or the process doesn't apply to a specific client, then they are encouraged to make recommendations to the officer.
  • Senior associates will escalate issues to the officer if needed outside of standard procedures. No decision should be made without the Officer's approval if it falls outside the standard procedures.
  • The senior associate has full accountability for the reviews they complete on work done by the associates to ensure pricing accuracy.
  • Where required senior associates will assist the associates with managing the inbox/download statements from web-portals and pricing in order to ensure deadlines are met and all tasks are completed.
  • Daily interactions with internal departments and external clients/3rd party investment managers and administrators to ensure effective and clear communication at all times for accurate and timely security set up and pricing
  • Participate in team meetings, all staff meetings, project meetings, etc.
  • Provide feedback to the officer on team performances.
  • Review technology requirements in order to improve efficiencies in our daily tasks.
  • Continually look at ways to reduce errors
  • Review SOP's and identify areas of improvement in our processes.
  • Risk and non-compliant issues
  • Inadvertent data disclosure
  • Staffing issues
  • Internal and external complaints/issues

Education & Preferred Qualifications
  • 2-3 years related experience including previous experience managing staff
  • Experience managing a daily operation while providing support for business unit process improvement projects is preferred
  • Strong numerical, analytical skills
  • Strong work ethic with an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Highly computer literate with an intermediate knowledge of excel and word (minimum requirement)
  • Skilled communicator, both verbal and written with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident and decisive
  • Minimum college degree required, preferred university degree

About State Street
What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we're making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we've been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You'll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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