Treasury Analyst (9m FTC)

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
21 Nov 2022
27 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Where you'll fit in & what our team goals are....

You will provide quality assurance for data used to complete Treasury transactions.

Cover for other Treasury Functions when required.

Review Overdrafts & Cash exception.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....

thinkFolio maintenance:
  • Assist with the collation and definition of Treasury requirements for new clients.
  • Enrichment of the client trading account by allocation to the key service provision, automated decision, fund manager portfolio sets & dealing groups.
  • Ensure Treasury Counterparty/ Issuer static is accurate in thinkFolio.
  • Assist manager with general projects including Solution design, developing new process & procedures testing & Operating model design.
Quality Assurance:
  • Quality Assurance of daily data provided to the treasury dealers including ratio check, loading anomalies QA, prices etc, and investigation of queries from dealers. To be able to provide full cover in relation to the two key core roles - A&B.
Money Market:
  • Review cash breaks and identify adjustable breaks and build spreadsheet.
  • Review various cash reports to identify anomalies and take corrective action.
  • Adjust thinkFolio positions by uploading Margin, same day New money & Exceptions.
Automated Passive Hedging:
  • Perform sanity check between asset value and open forward value in thinkFolio.
  • Investigate hedge ratio check results where required.
  • Advise portfolio manager not to hedge where required.
  • Monthly Hedging close put report for Dealing.
Cash Management FX:
  • Perform sanity check to control the process of moving all currency exposure back to base for relevant portfolios.
  • Perform a variety of spot checks (ad hoc) on the cash positions.
  • To provide oversight where the custodian has responsibility for Standing Instruction FX execution.
  • Provide cover, as appropriate, for the responsibilities of other team members.
  • To maintain and improve the relationship with the outsource provider teams.
  • To support as requested Projects, Business Change Requests (BCR) & Initiatives.
  • Participating in, and providing, training internally and externally to the team.
  • Identifying your own training and development needs taking appropriate opportunities for on-the-job, formal training & participation in forums.
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely fashion following established guidelines.
  • Training new recruits and ensuring their compliance with laid down procedures.
  • Produce/ maintain agreed Management Information (MI).
  • Ensure that all procedures are fully documented & that DCPs are up to date.
  • Report upwards ALL errors, unusual items, and data concerns as they arise.
  • Ensure key risks to the team are routinely analysed, weaknesses identified and addressed.
  • Ensure that systems "owned" and used are all appropriately secured and used in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Keeping up to date with, changes in legislation, market practice and investment products; evaluating their impact on the department; and deliver appropriate business responses.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Proven experience in an operations/ middle office environment.
  • Knowledge of FX & Money Markets.
  • Knowledge of Bank accounts/Nostros/Reconciliations.
  • Knowledge of FX Hedging would be advantageous but not crucial.
  • Previous experience of thinkFolio or Aladdin would be desirable but not crucial.
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