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Middle Office Derivatives Analyst

Job Level:  Professional

PARIS, 75, FR, 75002

Due Date:  to be filled asap.
Area of Expertise:  Actuarial
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2693

Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow. 

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now! 


We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions. 

Function: Middle Office Derivatives Analyst (m/f/d)

Department: Investment Operations – Middle Office Derivatives Team

Location: Paris

Direct Reports: No

Corporate title: None

Type of Employment: Permanent


Role & Responsibilities

  • Be the point of contact for all Derivatives Middle Office queries on our Global Fixed Income strategy scope of portfolios.
  • Perform oversight control of output produced by external service provider in the area of Derivatives: OTC, ETD, Collateral Management, EMIR and respond to relevant queries from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform all exceptions processes linked to that dedicated scope of portfolios (Collateral reports, EMIR attestations, Swiss reporting, additional trioptima controls …)
  • Think out of the box pragmatic solutions in case of blocking points with can do attitude
  • Build credible, positive relationships with our key stakeholders across all levels of the organizations (Investment, Distribution, Service Provider, Projects team …)
  • Communicate effectively and ensure high quality feedback to internal and external stakeholders
  • Drive and propose improvement to current processes such as automation ideas or process efficiency improvements.
  • Handle and/or escalate conflicts, issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive.
  • Provide regular feedback on main issues, projects or initiatives to the team and manager
  • Be very organized and able to keep track on all status of topics currently being worked on, while meeting deadlines initially set


Experience, Qualifications and Skills


  • At least 3 years’ experience in Middle Office Derivatives (OTC, listed derivatives, Collateral Management, EMIR)
  • Experience in the Asset Management industry
  • Experience with an outsourced model is a real plus
  • Good Knowledge of OTC, listed derivatives, Collateral management and EMIR
  • 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
  • Previous participations in projects/initiatives as SME



  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Client & Delivery focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and escalate at the right time
  • Ability to work in a highly organized and structured manner
  • Drive for constant improvement, questioning and challenging status quo
  • Positive and Self-motivated
  • Flexible to change
  • Strong team player in a Global and Regional environment
  • Languages: Excellent verbal and written communication capability in English is mandatory. German is a real plus
  • Good Knowledge of Bloomberg AIM is a plus
  • Digitalization experience & automation skills (VBA..) is a plus



About Allianz Global Investors 

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 705 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 647 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions. (Data as of 30 September 2021) 

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you 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. 

We are committed to deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. 

We are also committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com