Investment Operations Specialist

The Hartford Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 2 months ago

Investment Operations Specialist

About HIMCO

Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO) has been providing investment advice for over 35 years. With more than 130 investment professionals and approximately $97 billion in assets under management across the fixed income, equity and alternatives markets, we deliver tailored strategies to insurance companies as well as retail and institutional clients. Our mission is the pursuit of investment excellence centered on each client's success, and we have developed a culture that fosters debate and collaboration in an effort to drive value and results.

This position is within HIMCO Business Operations, which is responsible for maintaining and supporting all Investment Book of Record (IBOR) information, in order to provide accurate data for investment decisions, accounting (ABOR), performance, internal and external reporting.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION?

  • Identifying, investigating and resolving exceptions of security position differences between internal records and external custodian records

  • Identify and track exceptions in a timely manner following established guidelines

  • Creating and maintaining relationships with vendors, banks and other related counterparties.

  • Maintaining knowledge of market specific processes

  • Establish and maintain portfolios in internal Accounting and trading systems

  • Assist with external vendor activities which includes tracking of payments to vendors and vendor contracts.

  • Coordination of internal SOX Control testing and external/internal Audit requests

  • Ongoing maintenance of state deposits and reporting for state deposits

  • Recommend and assist in implementing process improvements including working with custodial banks and implementing available new systems capabilities using vendor tools.

  • Develop/maintain processing procedures and cross-training with peers on assigned tasks.

  • Assist in departmental level initiatives and projects; provide input and support to project, testing and implementation.

  • Facilitate the accurate and timely delivery of critical business information among all necessary parties

  • BS/BA degree in Finance, Business or 1-3 years or relevant experience preferred.

  • Basic understanding of technology, including Excel, with the ability to adapt to new and changing systems.

  • Fundamental understanding of investment products and securities operations

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment; strong customer service focus.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.

  • Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Effective time management skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age

As a condition of your employment for HIMCO, you will be required to affirm to HIMCO's Code of Ethics and understand that you will be required to comply with the disclosure of accounts, holdings and pre-clearance of trades for the accounts of you and your household family members as more fully described in the Code of Ethics Key Points. If you will be deemed to be a "Covered Associate" under HIMCO's Pay to Play Policy, you will also need to disclose all political contributions that you have given within the past 2 calendar years


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