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Transaction Trade Processing Officer

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A global specialist Asset Manager based in the City of London are seeking an Emerging Markets Transaction Processing Officer to join their Trade Processing team on a permanent basis due to expansion.

Job Code: 04012016
Pay Rate: up to 50k+discretionary bonus+benefits

Job Description:

Ideally candidates will be degree educated with a minimum of 2 years in a trade support/transaction processing background with emerging markets knowledge/experience is desirable.


Core responsibilities will include;

  • • Undertake day-to-day duties as necessary and provide coverage during periods of high volumes or unexpected absences.
  • Ensure defined standards, procedures and policies are appropriately followed, identifying potential efficiencies.
  • Ensure all deadlines and deliverables are met, both individually and as a team.
  • Escalate exceptions and issues in a timely manner to the Regional Team Lead and Head of Transaction Processing as appropriate.
  • On-going review of processes and procedures to help identify areas for improvement which will maximise efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop good working relations with other departments (Investment Managers, Legal, Risk Management and Control, Distribution, Finance and HR) and third party service providers.



  • Monitor trade flow to confirm that all transaction bookings, cancellations and amendments are successfully processed and relevant instructions are sent to the relevant counterparty.
  • Ensure that the FX netting process results in all the eligible FX being closed and that a netting trade is instructed to offset the FX trade.
  • Ensure timely and accurate confirmation and payment of all trades and that these are successfully sent to the market. Where required check and authorise supporting documentation.
  • Ensure prompt resolution of breaks and failing trades, liaising with necessary internal and external groups as required.
  • Confirm and reconcile the accuracy of margin calls with the brokers, ensuring that any discrepancies are raised with the broker and that payments are processed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure prompt investigation and validation of any debit interest or claims to allow Ashmore to claim the counterparty if appropriate or to resolve claims raised by custodians
  • Process all corporate actions and proxy votes as required in a timely manner and ensure these are instructed in the market as well as booked in Dimension.
  • Instruct all daily and monthly fund dealing to the transfer agents within agreed deadlines and ensure these are booked within Dimension once contract notes have been received.
  • Identify and escalate issues and recommend creative solutions to these.
  • Respond to business, client and third party queries in a timely and efficient manner


Preferred Skills: