Middle Office Specialist

Brevan Howard Asset Management

Brevan Howard Asset Management

London, UK
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

The focus of the Operations Analyst within the Middle Office team is on ensuring that trades across the full range of asset classes have been completely and accurately captured through reconciliation to counterparties and third party systems. The core services, processes and controls are provided to clients to ensure accurate risk and P&L capture. The Middle Office team forms part of the Operations Function supporting trading activities across a diverse client base and product range.

The core services provided by the Middle Office are as follows:

Reconciliation of Client Positions

  • Trade affirmation through middleware platforms (including Omgeo CTM, Markitwire, Icelink) and T0 counterparty trade reconciliations
  • Ensure positions and trade details recorded in internal systems match external parties (clearers, custodians, prime brokers, counterparties)
  • OTC instrument detailed knowledge of how bilaterally traded products trade, settle and are structured
  • Facilitate the timely resolution of position and trade breaks
  • Strong focus on T+1 reconciliations build-out across all asset classes

Life Cycle Event Management

  • Facilitation of option expiry processes and other contractual obligations
  • Corporate event and credit event processing
  • Compression and novation processing

Multi Product Processing

  • Equities, Rates, FX, Credit, Commodities, Crypto
  • Securities, listed derivatives, OTC

Client Onboarding

  • Onboarding of clients, traders and funds
  • Support for static to aid the STP of trade capture

Process Improvement and Projects

  • New business initiatives: Including set up of new instruments and products
  • Process Improvements including technology enhancements
  • Enhancing knowledge through training and maintenance of team procedures and policies

The role entails working closely with trade support, as well as execution traders and portfolio managers across a number of clients. An ability to prioritise based on risk profile is critical, as is a clear and concise communication approach with clients. The role also requires close working relationships with a number of internal partners including the COO team, Fund Control, Investor Relations, Fund Risk and Quants. Occasionally coverage across the wider operations function may be required.