Citco Fund Services - Interface Solutions
Job Title : Team Lead - Reporting
Reports to : AVP Interface Solutions
Department : Interface Solutions
Location : Hyderabad, India
Competency level : People Leader
Company Overview :
Citco Fund Services companies is the world's pre-eminent hedge fund administrator with over 40 years’ experience in the provision of administration and extended value-add services to hedge fund clients - many of whom are leading names in the industry.
Operating out of 19 strategic centers globally, our global presence reflects our philosophy to provide support wherever our clients are located.
This approach gives us an opportunity to utilize this global reach to ensure specific client needs are met on timely basis.
Citco Fund Services offer a full range of fund administration services and complete front-to-back offering for single manager funds, combining portfolio capture and real-time position monitoring technology, using the Æxeo Technology system, with middle and back office operations support.
The Citco Fund Services companies are the world's pre-eminent hedge fund administrators and have over 40 years’ experience in the provision of administration and other services to their hedge fund clients, many of whom are leading names in the industry.
Department Overview :
Interface Solutions is responsible for all aspects of portfolio data exchange and support across trade processing, pricing and position data.
The group has an operational and a strategic mandate to fulfill. This is accomplished through a location strategy that combines presence in strategic locations close to our client needs and the utilization of standardization, centralization and scale in our operational Centre of Excellence (CoE) locations.
Based on requests from internal Operations and Client Integration teams, manage requests for standard extracts (Spos 4x, Standard Trade, Taxlot)
Configuration & maintenance of electronic interfaces that exchange outbound data from Citco applications.
Proactive monitoring of data flows end to end data is an integral pre-cursor to Citco’s service to clients.
Participate with feedback and enthusiasm, challenging the status-quo and continuously strive to improve current processes.
Provide leadership in establishing standards & benchmark in the area of portfolio data interfaces - for Citcoand the industryas a result.
Collaborate with Citco Technology to analyze, develop & enhance internal tools that support increased levels of automation and intuitive self-service for operations.
The successful candidate will be part of the Interface Solutions department whose primary responsibility will be to ensure the effective management of all aspects for outbound extracts to Clients and Vendors.
As a group with representation in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, the team provides seamless support to all CFS offices on a global basis.
The candidate will have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of trade extracts. The successful candidate will have the ability to create, monitor and maintain standard extracts and provide support to business teams or clients as queries arrive.
This will require knowledge of Æxeo, and an understanding of the fundamentals of the trade instructions and vendor matching platforms like Omgeo, Traiana, Markit and Trax.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of Autosys and the delivery mechanisms to ensure files get sent externally as scheduled.
This position requires experience in SQL language.
He / she will demonstrate ability to multi task on multiple items based on the functional priorities and objectives.
Main Job Functions / Responsibilities
Responsible for integrity of data getting sent to vendor matching platforms and other administrators including investigation and management of file generation or data issues
Communicate effectively with both internal and external parties to discuss reporting issues. This includes clients, vendors and counterparties addition to internal CFS teams.
Analyse and insert amendments to existing XSLT stylesheets, ensuring client specific changes made do not adversely impact all clients
Serve as point of escalation for complex incident and problem tickets.
Detailed understanding of the intricacies of various broker and vendor files and user interface platforms.
Knowledgeable on a variety of instrument types including Complex OTC instruments and their lifecycle events.
Takes a proactive approach to solving issues, displays initiative and good example by contributing ideas for increased efficiencies and / or automation of the various support procedures.
Work closely with development, client / vendor and operations teams to schedule extract releases, changes and updates to interfaces and applications.
Responsible for Instruct database and Swift maintenance and support, including investigation and management of, Trade Instruct and Swift data issues.
Configure and maintain reporting interfaces as per internal and external business instructions, including investigation and address post-implementation discrepancies as required.
Run data conversion projects in support of new client implementations.
Assist Management in design and implementation of workflow processes and improvements.
Identify opportunities for efficiencies, risk mitigation, standardization and automation and work with managers and team to translate into actionable projects.
Assist management in the implementation of the performance management framework and the automation and measurement of KPIs.
Assist with the management of P1 / P2 calls and ensure that standard procedures are adhered.
Display strong solving skills. Candidates are required to research problems reported by operations teams to determine if an actual problem exists or if additional training is required.
When actual problem exists, they need to find workaround in a timely fashion
Ability to explain technical concepts to users in terms that can be easily understood.
Education & Experiences
4+ Years experience in a financial services role.
Experience and success in managing demanding stakeholders a necessity
Experience and success in a multi-cultural & global setting will be a distinct advantage.