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Consultant, FX, Cash & Collateral Services, HFS

Team: FX Middle Office
NTHFS is a Hedge Fund Administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds.
Summary of the Position's Responsibilities
Overview:
The job involves working for a Global fund administrator, specializing in administering assets of complex hedge funds. The position requires good experience and background in foreign exchange markets and back office settlement functions. The successful candidate is a mature self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit and team focus and is able to function independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and demanding environment. This person is proactive in resolving conflict and demonstrates exemplary follow-through. He/she adds value by working on a number of simultaneous tasks/projects with minimal supervision while paying special attention to detail. The ideal candidate is an effective communicator and works well with clients and partner areas. Familiarity with SWIFT and FX markets, products and settlements is extremely beneficial.
Responsibilities:
Manage the daily processing and settlement of FX transactions (spot, forwards, options) for clients.
Oversee the FX Exposure offering and provide support to clients
Perform trade matching and affirmation for FX trades on trade date between the client and its counterparties.
Communicate trade discrepancies to clients and assist in resolving mismatches between the client and its counterparties.
Assist in the development of a scalable, controlled and transparent cash processing work flow for all 3rd party FX activity
Effectively communicate with IT to test and implement development and enhancements of our FX offering.
Liaise directly with clients to onboard new clients and establish banking connectivity and solutions that will meet their cash management and FX needs. Administer account implementation process and effectively communicate status to internal partner areas.
Coordinate connectivity with client's banks, custodians and prime brokers through SWIFT. Establish protocol for connectivity to further our objective to become counterparty agnostic.
Accurately define business requirements for IT projects and enhancements for the FX team.
1-4 years of work experience, preferably in FX Middle Office or Operations
Experience in project management and client interaction
Understanding of basic accounting principles and procedures
Familiarity with Hedge Fund structures, products and financial instruments
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Education:
Bachelor's degree is required; MBA, CPA or CFA is desired
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,100 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients ? from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management

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