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Entry Level Securities Operations Associate

Company: Fisher Investments
Location: Camas
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Securities Operations (Sec Ops) oversees all securities-related data and corporate actions for the firm. This includes setting up securities in our internal systems, ensuring accurate pricing, monitoring proxy voting, and overseeing corporate actions (e.g. mergers, acquisitions, stock splits). We are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the security-level information and events throughout the firm.

The Opportunity:

Sec Ops Associates educate the firm by explaining complex topics around all security-level information. New members of our team receive training covering various tasks, with a focus on Access and Excel. You will learn to use Bloomberg and other security data resources, and participate in the technology modernization efforts across the Portfolio Management Group (PMG). You will report directly to your manager who will aid in your career development.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Coordinate with custodians and our data sources to ensure the accurate posting of corporate actions, dividends, and other security specific events to the portfolio accounting system
  • Research, manage and track activity to limit trade liability
  • Validate security specific attributes in Fisher's internal security reference tool
  • Update prices and foreign exchange rates in the portfolio accounting system and ensure correct valuation of securities
  • Work with Research and Institutional Shareholders Services to manage the proxy voting process
  • Advanced tasks may include process analysis and design which will teach you technical troubleshooting skills (VBA and SQL), process mapping (Visio), and process documentation (Confluence)
    Your Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Enjoy operational work
    • Interested in learning about domestic and international markets and how our securities operate in exchanges across the world
    • Are comfortable functioning autonomously and oversee process improvement projects
    • Excel at both quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Commitment to maintain quality of work while sticking to a timeline
      • $50,000 - $65,000 base salary per year in the state of WA. New hires should expect to start at the lower end of the range depending on experience.
      • Eligible for a discretionary bonus based on firm and individual performance
        Why Fisher Investments:

        We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. We take great pride in our inclusive culture, our learning and development framework customized for every employee, and our Great Place to Work Certification. It's the people that make the Fisher purpose possible, and we invest in them by offering exceptional benefits like:
        • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for you and your qualifying dependents
        • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
        • 20 days of PTO*, plus 10 paid holidays (*17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time for California employees)
        • Family Support programs including 8 weeks Paid Primary Caregiver leave, adoption assistance and back-up child care


Keywords: Fisher Investments, Portland , Entry Level Securities Operations Associate, Other , Camas, Oregon

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