Trade Operations Analyst

Wellington Management Company, LLP
London, United Kingdom
21 Jan 2022
06 Feb 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 60 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.

We are transitioning to a hybrid work environment where both remote work and the office play a critical role. Our vision is a future where all employees are empowered to work flexibly to drive the best outcomes for our clients. Flexible work is a mindset and a core value. Our employees are encouraged to work remotely two days a week as a standard practice and will have flexibility in terms of working hours.

The Company
Tracing our roots to 1928, Wellington Management Company, LLP is one of the world's largest independent investment management firms. With around US$1.3 trillion in assets under management, we serve as a trusted adviser to institutional clients and mutual fund sponsors in over 60 countries. Our innovative investment solutions are built on the strength of proprietary, independent research and span nearly all segments of the global capital markets, including equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternative strategies. As a private partnership whose sole business is investment management, our long-term views and interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are committed to attracting a talented and diverse workforce, and to fostering an open, collaborative culture of inclusivity, because we believe multiple perspectives lead to more informed investment and business decisions. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome people with diverse life experiences, fresh ideas, and specialized subject-matter expertise.

The Position
We are seeking a Trade Operations Analyst (TOA) to join our Global Trading team. The position will be based in London and the individual will work closely with our Trading team as well as several other teams across the firm. The primary focus of this position will be to ensure the timely and accurate communication and settlement of trades.

  • Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Act as the first point of escalation for trade related inquiries from non-US Wellington offices;
  • Ensure the accuracy of executions, allocations and instructions for a range of transactions across asset classes;
  • Obtain, compile and disseminate pertinent market information;
  • Research and resolve trade discrepancies by interacting with brokers, banks, custodians and internal teams;
  • Work closely with other Wellington departments to ensure timely and accurate support of client needs;
  • Stay current with news, trends and changes that may impact our trading processes;
  • Manage strategic projects and initiatives as well as prioritising information technology needs and requirements;
  • Mitigate risk and maintain strong global cohesiveness through adherence to proper operational controls;
  • Enhance and implement procedures and best practices
  • Research and evaluate operational requirements of new market/asset types being considered for investment or changes to existing markets;
  • Participate in firm and industry working groups;
  • Prepare reports for management and internal committees
The successful candidate for this position is likely to:
  • Have a familiarity with trading processes/protocols, ideally within investment management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding and interest in fixed income or equity markets;
  • Be able to work well under pressure, take direction from multiple sources and prioritise tasks;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, in order to interact effectively with various internal teams, banks, brokers and colleagues globally;
  • Be analytical and be detail oriented;
  • Have an undergraduate degree and relevant professional qualification e.g. IMC or CFA;
  • Knowledge of applications such as TradeSec, ALERT, Connect/CTM, Omgeo TradeSuite and SWIFT is considered a positive

Trade Operations Analyst


As an equal opportunity employer, Wellington Management ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, ancestry, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law . If you are a candidate with a disability, or are assisting a candidate with a disability, and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please email us at .

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