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Analyst, Corporate Actions

Position: Analyst, Corporate Actions

Group: Investment Operations – Complex Securities & Reference Data

Reports to: Supervisor, Corporate Actions

Status: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Summary:

Member of team responsible for corporate actions, pricing, and security reference activity for all portfolios, serving as internal expert in all related topics.  Primary responsibility is researching and processing mandatory and voluntary corporate actions.  The individual will work closely with the portfolio management team to support their analysis and election decisions and ensure elections are processed correctly and timely.  The individual will also work closely with custodians, administrators and brokers to approve and reconcile all corporate action activity.

Additional responsibilities include review of daily valuations review of security reference data changes.  The individual will also be involved with a variety of tasks to support operations, investments, compliance, performance, client service, and IT.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research and Processing – Research all complex corporate action events, confirming restrictions and conditions.  Review market impact to portfolios, escalate findings to portfolio managers and ensure daily accounting processing is accurate.  Strong accounting skills and knowledge of local market fundamentals is essential
  • Reconciliation – Confirm portfolio positions, instruct custodians with appropriate investment decisions and assist operations with reconciling position and cash discrepancies.  Daily communication with custodians, brokers and middle office support is required
  • Projects – Assist in the implementation of projects to improve the daily workflow of the team. Identify and contribute to enhancements and automated solutions.
  • Accounting/Taxation – Approve all corporate action processing instructions across a variety of event types.  This includes adherence to associated cost, tax and fund domicile.  Knowledge of US Tax Code helpful in this role (e.g. Section 302 tax)
  • Pricing – Daily and monthly review of pricing to ensure accurate valuation
  • Security Data Integrity – Review of security data applications.  Particular focus on quality assurance practices

Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree – Concentration in finance/accounting a plus
  • 4+ years corporate actions experience with investment manager
  • Experience with corporate actions: domestic, global, voluntary, and mandatory events
  • Knowledge of market sources (Bloomberg, Reuters, MSCI, Russell, S&P)
  • Knowledge of BBH InfoAction a plus
  • Prior pricing and security reference data experience
  • Detail-oriented / strong organizational skills
  • Expertise of various financial instruments and knowledge of international markets

 

Company Overview

Founded in 1989, PanAgora (Greek for across marketplace) Asset Management is a premier provider of investment solutions spanning most major asset classes and risk ranges.  We seek to provide investment solutions using sophisticated quantitative techniques that incorporate fundamental insights and vast amounts of market information.  While PanAgora’s investment strategies are highly systematic in nature, the processes deployed within these strategies are built and overseen by talented professionals with significant and diverse investment experience.  Innovative research plays a central role in our investment philosophy and process, and is an essential component of our firm’s ability to deliver attractive investment solutions.  Investment teams are organized into an Equity Strategies group and a Multi Asset Strategies group.   Most investment team members are engaged in original research using fundamental intuition, market intelligence, modern finance and scientific methods.
We are committed to providing clients with reliable investment processes, consistent performance, transparency, and access to our investment resources. Our client base is comprised of institutional investors across the globe, including public & private retirement funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments & foundations, and sub-advisory mandates.

Interested candidates should send their resume to Careers@Panagora.com.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. If there is an interest, you will be contacted directly.

PanAgora is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to job applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, sex, marital status, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy, ancestry or sexual orientation. PanAgora is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from discrimination as well as adhering to applicable federal and state laws.