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Fixed Income Implementation Specialist
Company: AllianceBernstein
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 12/07/2021
Expire Date: 10/10/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Computers, Software, Engineering, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Information Technology, Law Enforcement, and Security, Manufacturing and Production, Sales, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Fixed Income Implementation Specialist

We are seeking a Nashville based Fixed Income Implementation Specialist to join our Implementation Team.

Fixed Income Implementation Specialists are responsible for supporting our global Portfolio Management teams through accurate and efficient implementation of portfolio decisions. They support all asset classes and work closely with teams across the AB enterprise, including investment management, operations, technology, sales and trading. Implementation Specialists should show an interest in financial markets and will develop a deep understanding of our products, operational policies and procedures

Describe the role:

The AllianceBernstein Fixed Income Investment Management structure has evolved over time, moving from a set of investment teams that were vertically integrated to a model were portfolio management is supported by functional groups that have specialized skill sets and responsibilities. These changes reflect a need to build a scalable business capable of servicing a growing set of accounts, a wider diversity of account offerings, and increased complexity of products and strategies.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Ensure the efficient implementation of fixed income trades, including reviewing compliance with guidelines, currency management and order building
  • Continually monitor portfolios to ensure guideline compliance, portfolio and security data accuracy, performance reporting and analysis for ad hoc requests
  • Identify and control operational risk associated with implementation activities
  • Support overall account management by facilitating successful account opening / closings and liaising with Sales and Portfolio Management to address client requests such as local market openings and custodial transitions
  • Identify opportunities and partner with technologists to re-engineer and automate processes which will increase operational efficiency, improve client service and enhance risk controls
  • Provide support to Portfolio Managers, Portfolio Analysts, Sales, Trading and Operations to deliver against client requirements

Describe the applications and business or enterprise functions the role supports:

The Fixed Income Implementation Specialist role offers high visibility to the Fixed Income Investment as well as other areas of the firm-Sales, Product Development, Middle Office, Compliance, and Technology and Operations. This role enables and individual to experience all aspects of the asset management business.

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the efficient implementation of fixed income trades, including reviewing compliance with guidelines, currency management and order building
  • Continually monitor portfolios to ensure guideline compliance, portfolio and security data accuracy, performance reporting and analysis for ad-hoc requests
  • Facilitate successful account opening/closings and liaise with sales and portfolio management to address client requests
  • Identify opportunities and partner with technologists to re-engineer and automate processes to increase operational efficiency, improve client service and enhance risk controls
  • Provide support to Portfolio Managers, PAs, Sales, Trading and Operations to deliver against client requirements

What makes this role unique or interesting?

The role is critical to the success of the AB Portfolio Management team as they exercise their daily activities to deliver for their clients. Implementation Specialists get broad exposure as they support all asset classes and work closely with teams across the AB enterprise -- including Investment Management, Operations, Technology, Sales and Trading. Implementation Specialists should show an interest in financial markets and will develop a deep understanding of our products, operational policies and procedures.

What is the professional development value of this role, i.e. what learning and professional growth does the role offer the candidate?

The candidate will have exposure to activities across the full Fixed Income organization. In addition, we have a vast array of product types which allows the candidate to learn over time and be eligible for internal promotions in areas as diverse as Operations, Compliance, Audit, Business Analyst, Derivatives, Business Valuations and Pricing.

Job Qualifications (The ideal candidate should have the following):

Candidates must have outstanding attention to detail, coupled with a proven ability to think logically and make sound decisions in a fast-paced environment, often under time pressure and across multiple tasks.

Specific requirements include:

  • Motivated self-starter with a passion for process improvement and leveraging technology to solve complex business problems
  • Strong interest / experience in financial markets, notably asset management
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills paired with a strong desire to work in a team-oriented organization
  • Exceptional understanding of risk management and overall control environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite
  • Strong soft skills such as adaptability and creativity

Location: Nashville, TN

AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 500 investment professionals with expertise in growth equities, value equities, fixed income securities, blend strategies, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB's research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.

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