Operations, Corporate Actions Specialist

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-5242

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Two Sigma is currently seeking an Asset Servicing Specialist to join the operations team. In this role you will work within a specialized team responsible for all aspects of the Corporate Actions life-cycle.  Daily tasks include; global mandatory & voluntary event notification, research & interpretation, election authentication, and the timely reconciliation and allocation of entitlements.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a global Corporate Action database in line with information transmitted from providers and data vendors for all event types inclusive of: splits, dividends, merger/acquisitions, DRIP’s, tender offers, dutch auctions, exchange offers, consents, & subscriptions.
  • Coordinate and manage the tabulation of voluntary event elections through interaction with Portfolio Managers & Researchers.
  • Manage the disbursement and confirmation of voluntary election instructions via Swift and/or email with numerous custodians & prime brokers while abiding by multiple deadlines throughout the day.
  • Reconcile and process global mandatory & voluntary event payments across numerous portfolios.
  • Research and resolve inquiries from both internal & external counterparties including custodians, prime brokers & administrators.
  • Identify, research, and distribute notifications to multiple groups pertaining to exceptional/high risk events such as non-standard delisting’s and high exposure takeovers.
  • Handle class action claims by working with an industry leading provider to maximize settlement award recovery.
  • Provide support with tasks outside of the day to day such as provider & administrator performance monitoring & procedure/controls documentation. 

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience with a minimum GPA of 3.2 or above
  • 6 to 10 years of related industry experience, preferably on the sell side
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel & familiarity with the full suite of Corp. Action Swift message types. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a deadline driven, high-risk environment. 
  • Ability to multitask and deal with competing priorities.
  • Experience with FIS XSP Toolbar is a plus, but not required.

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