Operations Analyst, Trade Execution

  • Competitive salary offered
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • SEI Investments (Europe) Ltd.
  • 18 Aug 17

This role reports to the Trade Execution and Settlements Manager and will ensure accurate administration processing of monetary and non-monetary client requests. It will involve entering trades, monitoring trade flows and ensuring timely execution of client trades as well as providing fast and complete resolution to any trade related issues.

Key Objectives of the role:

› Ensure accurate administration processing of monetary and non-monetary client requests
› Enter trades, monitor trade flows and ensure timely execution of client trades as well as provide fast and complete resolution to any trade related issues
› Handle multi-currency transactions related to both internal SIEL and external third party assets.

Daily Responsibilities:

› Process daily trade activity in a multi-currency environment (Funds, ETF’s, Equities, FX’s etc)
o Client Order Monitoring
o Trade Placement
o Monitor Trade progress
o Trade Execution
› Ensure trading deadlines are met to aid timely processing
› Manage own workflow queues to complete all items by internal and external cut off times.
› Process ongoing account maintenance using internal proprietary systems to process monetary and non-monetary transactions on client accounts to deadline and SLA’s.
› Ensure accurate client administration processing and provide value added servicing including the escalation of client related processing issues to team lead.

Risk and Controls:

› QA daily workload to identify errors, provide feedback, help identify trends and contributing factors and recommend solutions
› Escalate any issues to Senior/Supervisor immediately
› Ensure procedures are up to date, complete and accurate
› Develop basic understanding of UK Operations and in-depth understanding of the department’s with upstream/downstream impacts in relation to Trade Executions

Internal / external clients:

› Liaise with operating and business units as required to resolve processing problems as they arise
› Cultivate and maintain close external clients’ relationships
› Build and maintain relationships with agents, brokers and custodians to ensure SLA/KPI are being consistently met


› Provide recommendations for improvement around processes and controls to make them scalable and sustainable
› Participate in team projects to improve the current processes and/or systems.


› Keep Current – (market conditions, regulation, SEI products and services, etc) and maintain ongoing and effective communication and alignment of these with client business practices.
› Maintenance and updating of internal systems/ data reference points in agreed format to ensure consistency and communication of relevant information within the team and ensure integrity of data.
› Any other ad-hoc projects as required.

Best Practice:

› Adhere to all relevant FCA requirements and compliance.

Position Requirements 

Key Competencies Required For the Role:

› Some experience within financial services, private banking, mutual funds and investment advisory is preferred as is industry knowledge of private banking, asset management and investment processing.
› Strong understanding of transactional processes within wealth management coupled with the ability to identify workflow inefficiencies and deliver solutions to correct them.
› Process-oriented with strong attention to detail.
› Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects with tight delivery schedules.
› Effective written and verbal communication skills.
› Responsiveness, accountability and adaptability.
› Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
› Self-motivated and willing to learn.
› Supports a healthy team environment

About SEI

SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) is a leading global provider of investment processing, investment management, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and ultra-high-net-worth families create and manage wealth. As of June 30, 2017, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI manages, advises or administers $809 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, including $307 billion in assets under management and $497 billion in client assets under administration. For more information, visit seic.com.

About the SEI Wealth PlatformSM

The SEI Wealth Platform (the Platform) is an outsourcing solution for wealth managers encompassing wealth processing services and wealth management programs, combined with business process expertise. With the Platform, SEI provides wealth management organizations with the infrastructure, operations, and administrative support necessary to capitalize on their strategic objectives in a constantly shifting market. The SEI Wealth Platform supports trading and transactions on 149 stock exchanges in 55 countries and 41 currencies, through the use of straight-through processing and a single operating infrastructure environment. For more information, visit: seic.com/wealthplatform.