Manager, Global Trade Management

Posted 02 April 2024

Manager, Global Trade Management at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Finance Full-time Toronto

Experience: Not specified
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 01 May 2024

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Position Description

The Opportunity

The Manager, Global Trade Management is responsible for leading the Public Markets Operations team within Financial Operations. You will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the trade operations, middle and back-office functions including trade processing, confirmations, settlement management, trading assistance and reporting.

Who you’ll work with

The Manager, Global Trade Management is responsible for supporting the Senior Manager and Director by making standard operational decisions and providing recommendations to ensure the successful delivery of objectives for the team, department, and division.

What you’ll do

  • Oversee the global trade operations of publicly traded assets including trade processing, confirmation, capture, delivery and settlement of derivatives and fixed income products. Supervise the daily operations including reviewing and signing off on daily transactions and key controls, handling complex issues referred by the team members, provide guidance and necessary support/escalation to address and resolve issues
  • Oversee and expand the middle office function to provide trading assistance and analytical support for global trading/investment team
  • Responsible for maintaining and strengthening the key internal and external relationships with OTPP’s Investment teams, prime brokers/custodians, external brokers/vendors, clearing and executing brokers, as well as external investment managers. Establish, manage relationships and measure success through the use of KPI’s and metrics
  • Onboard new products, new features of existing products, and new markets to support investment strategies. Act as a lead to facilitate and coordinate the onboarding process with internal and external stakeholders. Initiate, lead and manage continuous process improvement to enhance the onboarding experience for internal stakeholders
  • Play a catalyst role in gaining and sharing relevant global market knowledge and expertise. Responsible for establishing and maintaining the relevant knowledge database for information sharing and reporting
  • Work on more complex, out of the ordinary deals which require in depth knowledge of the operational and settlement requirements to support the deal
  • Support the execution of key projects and initiatives by researching requirements, analyzing alternative solutions, while assessing impacts to operational risks and processes, to provide recommended course of action
  • Initiate, lead and manage process improvements to enhance internal processes and efficiency
  • Support the development and growth of the team including the implementation of any operational enhancements
  • Ensure operational implications of new strategies and process improvements impacting systems and reporting are appropriately addressed
  • Develop, maintain, and recommend changes to financial and operational controls to support financial reporting and reduced operational risk. Ensure up-to-date policies and procedures manuals are established and maintained
  • Responsible for the accuracy of data utilized by the company’s book of record, downstream reporting such as performance measurement, general ledger, risk analytics and regulatory compliance systems
  • Supervise a team of analysts and/or associates who are responsible for global trade management function. Responsible for recruiting to fill vacancies, conducting performance evaluations and coaching, and managing on the job training to recommend external training and conferences for staff
  • Ensure adequate and timely responses to inquiries from stakeholders

What we’re offering

  • Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
  • Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
  • Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
  • The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
  • A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
  • Competitive time off
  • Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
  • Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis

At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We take pride in ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create, reflect and embrace diversity of thought, background and experience. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), we celebrate diversity and foster inclusion through events for colleagues to connect for professional development, networking & mentoring. We are building an inclusive and equitable workplace where our talent is respected, accepted and empowered to be themselves. To learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, check out Life at Teachers'.

Required Skill / Experience

  • Relevant university degree
  • Professional designation such as CPA CA, CGA, CMA, FRM or CFA
  • Knowledge of computerized systems to identify user system needs and maintain system controls.
  • Understanding of public traded assets including derivatives and cash products
  • Possesses the ability to be a key driver in implementing change
  • Excellent communication skills are required as this position deals with both internal and external contacts
  • Ability to work with the Investment team and other internal stakeholders and balance governance and service role
  • Significant experience (6-8 years) within Investment Operations (accounting, finance, operations) preferably including at least 2 years in a team leadership capacity
  • Extensive experience facilitating, coordinating, and consulting with a successful track record for process improvements
  • Experience working with senior management in complex structures; ability to facilitate team based decisions-making processes


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