Operations Analyst

Cameron Hume (“the Firm”) is the leading independent fixed income manager. Founded in 2011 by Guy Cameron and Christian Torkington, the Firm has grown to 11 staff managing assets of GBP600M. The Firm anticipates further growth and now wishes to appoint an Operations Analyst, to expand and develop our operational capabilities.

The Role

Operations at Cameron Hume is a broad business management role that encompasses investment management support, data management and supporting the business operations. The purpose of the role is to ensure that our operating model delivers a high quality service to clients and stakeholders. We have provided more details of the individual areas below.

a. Investment management support: We perform pre-trade activities in house and Northern Trust provide post trade middle and back office services. The operations function supports the pre-trade activities, manages any issues arising post trade and supports client reporting.

Pre-trade: The operations analyst will have an end-to-end understanding of investing in fixed income portfolios and instruments i.e. bonds, ETD and OTC derivatives. Pre trade support will involve understanding the key characteristics of instruments, trading, pricing, risk, performance and ensuring compliance with regulations or client guidelines in portfolio construction. The analyst will also administer our pre-trade systems, which include thinkFolio, Tradeweb, FXC, OTCX, Fidessa and BarraOne. The analyst will be responsible for boarding new counterparties.

Post trade: The operations analyst will support the trade life cycle through confirmation to settlement. This will involve interactions with middle/back office, custody, fund accounting, transfer agency and counterparties. The main element to this role is trouble shooting in terms of confirmation or settlement failures, pricing discrepancies, performance or risk related issues.

Client Reporting: The operations analyst will be responsible for responding to non-investment related client queries and client reporting.

b. Data management: To enable effective support to our investment teams, the operations function maintains and manages data in a SQL Server databases. The operations analyst will support the maintenance of databases and enhance its functionality in support of the investment team’s requirements.

c. Business operations: All our infrastructure, network & telephony, web site development and design services are outsourced. The operations analyst would support the management of our outsourced partners, monitor their performance, help with issue resolution and project manage any changes delivered by them.

Key Stakeholders: The key internal stakeholders for this role are the members of our front office and business development teams. The key external stakeholders are our outsourced service providers, IT systems providers and financial counterparties.

The Candidate

The Operations Analyst will have responsibility for all of areas described in the role description.  Reporting to the Head of Commercial & Operations and working with the team’s graduate analyst(s), the candidate should gain proficiency in all the areas described in the role profile. We will provide on the job training necessary to facilitate this. The candidate can grow the role as their skillset grows.

Necessary skills: The candidate will be comfortable managing multiple tasks and stakeholders. The candidate will be able to analyse problems, articulate ideas clearly, manage their time effectively and action solutions efficiently. The candidate will have a good level of numeracy, knowledge of fixed income and trade life cycles.

Desirable skills: Programming, relational databases, order management systems and trading platforms.

We are willing to consider a wide range of candidates and we welcome applications from experienced hires, recent graduates or people looking to return to work from a career break.

Location and Remuneration

The role is based in our Edinburgh office. We envisage that there may be occasional (planned) business travel and we can facilitate flexible working arrangements.

Remuneration will be competitive, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful candidate. We aim to pay an attractive salary with short-term bonus and longer-term equity-based opportunities.

Recruitment

Selection will be via interview and psychometric and other testing. We will ask candidates to evidence how they meet the job description and required competencies, with reference to their experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to Ramesh Srinivas, Head of Commercial & Operations at ramesh.srinivas@cameronhume.com

The deadline for applications is 30 March 2019.

Competency Framework

Details available here.

Privacy Policy – Recruitment

Details available here.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Cameron Hume Limited is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, transgenderism, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

Disclaimer

Cameron Hume Limited (“The Company”) is registered in Scotland (company number SC408024) and has its registered office at Exchange Place 1, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL. The Company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Register Number 579495).

The information in this document does not purport to be comprehensive and it has not been independently verified as to its accuracy. This document does not in any way constitute advice or recommendations in any jurisdiction, nor does it form the basis of a contract. The information in this document does not purport to be comprehensive and it has not been independently verified as to its accuracy.

This document is intended to provide basic introductory information about Cameron Hume Limited. Whilst the information in this document has been prepared and compiled sincerely, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by the Company or its officers, employees, agents or advisers in relation to the accuracy or completeness of the information in this document or any other written or oral information which has been made available by the Company (or its officers, employees, agents or advisers) to you, your employees, agents or advisers and any such liability is expressly excluded. The Company does not give any undertaking, or accept any duty, to update the information contained in this document or correct any inaccuracies in it which may become apparent.

The Company accepts no liability for the content, accuracy or completeness of this material or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information contained in this document. You should not rely on this document and should take your own independent legal, financial, tax and other professional advice as required.

Investment markets can go down as well as up and market conditions can change rapidly. The value of an investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise. Investors may not get back the amount invested and the investment value, and associated income, can reduce to nil. Past performance is not a guide to future returns.