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Trading Operations Associate

Founded in 2007, Global Endowment Management (“GEM”) actively manages $10bn of client assets in the style of leading endowments and foundations. We pursue varied and non-traditional investment opportunities to provide a long-term oriented, diversified investment program. We are the investment office for our investors — we assume responsibility for asset allocation, manager selection, risk management and investment reporting. Please see http://www.globalendowment.com for additional information.

**Job Description**

The Trading Operations Associate will work alongside and report to the Director of Trading Operations.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Assist with trade modeling and rebalancing
* Assist with trade execution of listed and non-listed (OTC) securities
* Assist with post trade processing and resolving trade settlement issues in a timely manner
* Interface with trading partners and counterparties
* Communicate with CIO daily
* Interface between trading and Fund Operations
* Assist with portfolio allocation report production
* Produce portfolio strategy group reports

**Requirements**

Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with strong academic credentials and record of achievement
* 2-5 years professional experience
* Knowledge of institutional asset management
* General finance industry product and trade knowledge
* Knowledge of cash equities, futures, swaps and options, and accounting for these types of securities
* Trade settlement and clearing
* Understanding of OMS applications
* Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel
* Bloomberg terminal familiarity preferred
* Partial or full completion of CFA program preferred

Required Attributes:
* Understanding of basic asset allocation objectives
* Confidence in communication
* Attention to detail
* Positive professional attitude
* Time management and prioritization skills
* Attitude of constant process improvement
* Strong work ethic and ability to see tasks through completion

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