Settlements Analysts - Trade Operations

Job#: 1338609

Job Description:

Settlements Analyst (Trade Operations)

Location: Charlotte, NC

As a key member of a newly formed team apart of this client operations team, you will be responsible for the delivery of US operational services relating to Transaction Management processes covering equities, public fixed income products and FX, reporting to Senior Manager of Transaction Management based in US.

You will work closely with both internal partners (trading, portfolio management, compliance, counterparty management etc.) and relevant external parties (counterparties, custodians).

You will join the team of dedicated professionals responsible for performing all aspects of equities, fixed income and FX post execution processing, ensuring that effective processes and controls are in place.

You will demonstrate credibility with a proven competency and knowledge of the operational and trading activities, as well as drive efficiency and accuracy to reduce risk in our processes.


  • Focus on accurate and timely transaction processing of Equities, Public Fixed Income products and FX, ensuring tasks are prioritized accordingly to meet processing deadlines
  • Work closely with front office and business partners to provide daily operational support included but not limited to trade capture, trade matching and confirmation, settlements, failed trade management, claims management, transfers in kind, cancel/correct processing and reconciliation
  • Act as a subject matter expert on firm’s operational workflows and processes for equities, fixed income and FX including liaison with Senior Manager of Transaction Management in relation to any enhancements to Aladdin to support new business initiatives.
  • Assist Senior Manager of Transaction Management with any Regulatory Change projects impacting Public Fixed Income products, Equities and FX e.g. Shorten Settlement Cycle initiative
  • Take responsibility and provide proactive communication while troubleshooting and resolving issues related to equities and public fixed income trade capture, trade matching, confirmation, settlements and trade related claims.
  • Identify risk issues and use good judgement in communicating issues to management attention and escalating matters when warranted
  • Develop strong client relationships and partner with front office and IT to realize the full potential of operational workflows
  • Actively ensure upward and downward communication of developments and issues

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Full understanding of different types of products and processing requirements for treasuries, corporate and sovereign bonds, munis, ABS/MBS, pools, TBAs, structured credit products, FX, money market instruments and repos.
  • Understanding of the lifecycle of the trade from execution to settlement
  • Solid understanding of operational risks and controls
  • Knowledge of post execution through notification and settlement protocols (e.g. FIX, SWIFT, CTM)
  • Knowledge of Order Management Systems, in particular Aladdin
  • Analytical ability to evaluate the root causes of the problems and aptitude to understand complex workflows
  • Able to manage heavy workload, understand urgency, multitask and prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Strong teamwork ethic whilst also having the ability to function without explicit direction, challenge yourself to learn new things and continually improve
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal


  • 3+ years’ experience in financial services
  • Recent and relevant experience in Trade Operations
  • Strong knowledge of equities, FX and fixed income products
  • Solid understanding of post execution processing protocols


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or related field

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Charlotte, NC, US

Job Type:
PMO and Business Operations

Date Posted:
March 29, 2023