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Senior Derivatives Middle Office Analyst

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

HK

Due Date:  07/12/2022
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  9528

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.

Roles & Responsibilities

Production/Oversight Controls:

  • Work autonomously in HK and collaborate closely with the rest of the Middle Office Derivative teams located in EMEA and US (New York).
  • Collaborate closely with the local Trade & Position Life Cycle Team located in Hong Kong.
  • Perform oversight control of outsourced Middle Office activities covering mainly: OTC, listed derivatives and Collateral Management scope.
  • Be the first point of contact for the Middle Office Derivatives topics internally and manage internal and external requests from Key stakeholders (Investment Teams, Traders, external providers) on a timely manner
  • Identify any structural issue, work on root cause detection and solution implementation.
  • Drive and propose improvement to current processes such as automation ideas or process efficiency improvements
  • Manage and challenge externally managed middle office service provider where needed

 

Projects/Initiatives:

  • Participate closely to various projects and initiatives related to Derivatives initiatives (Global, Regional & Local projects) as Subject Matter Expert and make sure proper processes are defined for the team
  • Be able to lead and steer meetings with various stakeholders from different seniority on topics impacting the Middle Office Derivatives subjects.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Think out of the box & propose pragmatic solutions in case of blocking points with a can do attitude
  • Build credible, trusted relationships with our key internal and external stakeholders across all levels of the organizations (Investment, Distribution, Service Provider, Projects team, other Operations teams …)
  • Work in a collaborative way with internal departments while pursuing client satisfaction
  • Manage and/or escalate conflicts, issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive
  • Provide regular progress updates on issues, projects and 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

Experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in the Derivatives Middle Office area
  • Very good Knowledge of OTC and listed derivatives, Collateral management workflow processes & instruments.
  • Knowledge of APAC region related regulations impacting the asset management industry is a plus
  • Experience as Subject Matter Expert in projects / initiatives
  • Strong experience in an international environment
  • 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
  • Experience in the Asset Management industry
  • Experience in an Outsourced Middle Office model is a real plus

 

Personality/Skills

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills
  • Client & Delivery focused
  • Excellent communication & influencing skills
  • Ability to negotiate & resolve conflicts
  • Ability to work independently, provide regular feedback 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
  • Enthusiastic 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.
  • Digitalization experience & automation skills (VBA or RPA) is a real plus
  • Good Knowledge of Bloomberg AIM is a plus

About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 700 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 673 billion in assets. Data as of 31 December 2021

We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.

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 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 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.