Senior Trade Support Analyst (m/f/d) - Paris

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a dynamic working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents, and you believe in always putting the customer first, then we’re the right place for you. We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and young professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. ~crlf~~crlf~In this role you will be part of the European Trade Support Team in AllianzGI which covers middle office functions and multiple operational core functions within the Investment Operations Department. The position is based in Paris however, you will integrate a European Trade Support Team of 5 headcounts.~crlf~~crlf~You will cover both Middle Office project related tasks and BAU (Business As Usual) daily operational tasks. You will be involved in local and international projects which have impact on the Trade Support Team in Europe. In addition, you will handle day-to-day BAU Tasks, communicate with local stakeholders (portfolio managers & traders), Internal Sales Team and provide oversight on local & international sourcing Middle Office or Operations external providers.~crlf~~crlf~We are looking for someone who can build positive relationships and drive for results in our business environment. Candidates with less experience will be considered for Assistant Vice President (AVP level).

##Ensure Middle Office & Trade Support core business as usual activities~crlf~##Provide proper oversight control of outsourced activities to our external middle office provider~crlf~##To be the main contact point & coordinator for: Investment portfolio managers, Sales, External Providers and Internal Ops stakeholders on many wide-ranging issues or Operations queries~crlf~##Trade Support query handling from internal and external clients across Europe~crlf~##Participation on various projects/initiatives related to Operations Department (Global, Regional & Local projects)~crlf~##Be particularly analyst and rigorous while performing tasks and meeting deadlines~crlf~##Manage and/or escalate conflicts, issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive.~crlf~##Build credible, trusted advisor relationships with key internal stakeholders across all levels of the organization (Portfolio Management, Distributions, IT, Risk Management…)~crlf~##Ability to take the lead on various queries, projects and steer meetings~crlf~##Write and/or update operational procedures~crlf~##Cross training with other team members~crlf~##Drive and propose improvement to current processes such as automation ideas or process efficiency improvements.~crlf~~crlf~

##At least several years’ experience in Middle Office or Trade Support activities ~crlf~##Understanding of full trade life cycle including awareness of middle and back office functions / processes and their touch points with the front office and downstream~crlf~##Experience in management of outsourced Middle Office Provider & provider oversight functions are required~crlf~##Good Knowledge of Securities (Fixed Income, Convertible, Equity, TBA, Mutual Funds, …) and FX instruments (Spot, Forward, NDF), as well as related Matching tools (CTM / Oasys / GTSS / Mysis) and settlement processes ~crlf~##Knowledge of Derivatives instruments is a plus~crlf~##Solid understanding of the data required to support functions within the investment process – both in the Back and the Middle Office areas.~crlf~##Creative and hands-on, ready to think outside the box and add input / challenge to improve existing workflows~crlf~##Ability to resolve complex problems and delivery focused~crlf~##Very rigorous and well organized ~crlf~##Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – driver and self-motivated~crlf~##Client focused ~crlf~##Strong team player in a Global and Regional environment~crlf~##Flexible to change and drive continuous changes in the processes and structure~crlf~##Possibility to travel across Europe on non-regular basis: Frankfurt, Paris and London~crlf~##Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication capability both in English and German are mandatory. French and/ or Italian are a plus.~crlf~##Good Knowledge of Bloomberg AIM is a plus~crlf~##VBA skills is a plus~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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