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Investment Analyst in Irvine at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/25/2018

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Job Description

Investment Analyst

• Provide full Operational/Middle Office day to day coverage to Traders and Portfolio Managers trading fixed income securities on behalf of the firm and its entities.

• Interact with colleagues, custodian banks, internal departments (Accounting, Audit, Treasury, Compliance, Law and Enterprise Risk Management-ERM) and other areas where necessary to ensure timely settlement of all cash flows associated with traded instruments.

• Have knowledge and understanding of common fixed income products, preferably including true private placements.

• Have knowledge of the corporate action process, including notices, elections and processing.

• Work directly with front office (trade floor & credit analysts) to handle issues and inquiries and to obtain elections on corporate actions.

• Interact with all necessary external and internal counterparts colleagues to ensure that all necessary information has been communicated and all other trade details are coordinated so that agreed upon calculations, settlements and/or cash movements take place on time.

• Develop a relationship with Brokers and foster this to help determine improvements across Operations.

• Further develop a detailed knowledge across Operations and use this to challenge and question existing roles and procedures to help define the future state of operations in order to support a growing and complex business.

Critical to the role is:

• Knowledge of the following Fixed Income products traded and how they work, including Bonds, Equities, Money Markets, CMOs (CMBS & RMBS), Mortgages, Private Placements, Term Loans, Working Capital Finance Notes and Corporate Actions.

• A working knowledge of how each security traded by PL and its Entities works, in particular the risks and potential costs to errors, cash flows, calculations, failing trades and the impact to Pacific Life of operating errors

• The ability to thoroughly understand the front to back flow of several desks to include trade capture, trade confirmation, corporate actions, trade and position reconciliations

• Ability to demonstrate and represent Subject Matter Expertise in all facets of the Investment Operations workflow, including regulatory framework and its application to investment operations. This includes 1940 Act, Dodd Frank, EMIR and other evolving regulatory infrastructures.


• 4+ years fixed income experience working in Investment operations/middle office role in asset management, Hedge Fund, or investment banking

• College degree in finance, accounting, or similar discipline, is preferred.

• Thorough understanding of Investment Operations, new concepts and regulations and technology being used, including trading workflows and typical systems involved

• Some familiarity/knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory (STAT) relating to securities investments.