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Job Title Operations Analyst - Industrial Placement
Opening Date 01-Apr-2021
Closing Date 17-May-2021
Location London

Overall purpose of the job:

  • To gain experience working in a hedge fund supporting in the Operations department
  • To learn about the full trade life cycle of ETD, Equity, Fixed Income and OTC products
  • To learn fundamentals of trade bookings, valuations and reconciliations
  • To learn operational risk, the impact to Capula and the controls to mitigate

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support daily reconciliations, paper confirmations, margin and brokerage controls
  • Liaise with Trading, IT, Legal, and Brokers daily
  • Assist with the implementation of strategic IT developments
  • Review processes and systems, and document requirements for strategic technology initiatives
  • Build metrics for analysis to identify trends and feed decision making with IT resource and Broker relationships

Education and Qualifications

Students who are undertaking an Industrial Placement for the 2021-2022 academic year as part of their university degree


  • Students working towards an undergraduate degree in a technical or quantitative discipline (Engineering/Mathematics/Physics/Computer Science/Economics) with a strong interest in financial markets
  • A consistently strong academic record- 2:1 or above


  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills accompanied by critical thinking and intellectual curiosity
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Highly organised and able to adhere to procedures and time-frames
  • An understanding of financial markets, including debt, equity, and financing products
  • An interest in the end to end trade life cycle, and the technology systems and processes that support it
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • An interest in working in a highly dynamic environment
  • Coding skills are beneficial but not essential (VBA, SQL, Python)
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