Top Buy Side Fund is Hiring – Commodities Middle Office Associate!

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Awesome Opportunity with a Thriving Global Macro Hedge Fund!

Company Information:

Cool Facts about the firm!

  • AUM has increased from $12 to $20 Billion in the past year
  • Headcount has increased from 550 to 1700 in the past 18 months
  • Expansion of firm strategies beyond just their core of being Global Macro, including a push into Commodities (12% of the investment portfolio), systematic equities and Private Equity
  • Great culture, permanent hybrid schedule of 3 days per week in-office
  • On-site gym that’s owned by the founder, free to all employees and complimentary lunch and snacks throughout the office
  • Firm was founded in 2001
  • GREAT CULTURE – Huge selling point! They actively promote from within! The Head of US Trade Support and Head of Compliance started as Associates at the firm north of 10 years ago
  • We’ve placed nearly 10 people at the firm in the past 24 months and they couldn’t be happier! Thriving in the culture that’s really collaborative, sharing of ideas etc.
  • Full benefits, no contribution by the employee (Medical, Dental, Vision etc.)
  • Three major offices in Chicago, New York and London (additional satellite offices globally)

Job Description:

In the role of Commodities Operations Associate in the New York Office the employee will be responsible for the following: 

  • Gain mastery of the firm’s proprietary trade capture, trade management processes, and available reporting tools to continually improve our ability analyze and support internal customers 
  • Gain strong understanding of operational front-to-back processes, working to improve overall effectiveness of support throughout the firm 
  • Maintain and build relationships with Executing Brokers, Prime Brokers, Fund Admins, and other counterparties on a daily basis 
  • Promote, adopt and integrate new technology as it becomes available  
  • Working with the firm’s clearing houses and brokers on trade, position, and valuation reconciliation 

Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with relevant commodity trading software and data systems which include – TT, Trayport, WebICE, ICE E-Confirm, Beacon & Bloomberg 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required. 
  • Experience with futures clearers (FCMs) 
  • Candidate should demonstrate strong analytical and organizational skills 
  • Energetic with team player mentality and process improvement oriented 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills including the ability to identify issues and potential solutions proactively 
  • A self-starter who takes initiative and ownership over processes and is resourceful 
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment  
  • 2+ years of experience in commodity markets as a trading assistant and or operations support
  • Experience in Power and Natural Gas is preferred

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