• Derivatives Onboarding Coordinator

    Location : Location US-TN-Nashville
    Operations & Technology
    Position Type
  • Company Overview


    AB is a leading global investment-management and research firm with more than $500 billion in assets under management and a presence in 22 countries, with more than 3,400 employees worldwide. We serve clients ranging from institutions to individuals and private clients, and we offer independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services tailored to our clients’ unique needs. With forward-looking perspective and expertise in equities, fixed-income, alternatives and multi-asset strategies, more than 500 investment professionals collaborate to share ideas and make connections across disciplines, geographies, asset classes and sectors. These collective insights drive innovation and better solutions, helping us keep our clients AHEAD OF TOMORROW®..


    Group Description:
    The Derivatives Legal Team is a small and dynamic team that is responsible for the onboarding of all derivative trading accounts with our dealers, the negotiation and execution of all derivative trading agreements, the monitoring, implementation, and management of all derivative compliance programs/systems, and the management of all related data. We are a collaborative team geared towards knowledge sharing and efficiency.



    Describe the role:

    The Account Onboarding Coordinator will report to the head of the Derivatives Compliance team, and will be responsible for working closely with our trading desk, portfolio management group, operations and relevant internal stakeholders to prioritize and complete outstanding account onboarding. Will also work closely with the rest of the Derivatives Compliance team to understand which accounts will be covered on the agreements the negotiator is working on, and ensuring agreements are properly recorded in our systems once executed and ready for trading. The Onboarding Coordinator will be responsible to onboard ISDA, MSFTA, Futures, Clearing, Execution Agreements, Listed Options, Prime Brokerage and GMRA/MRA (collectively, “derivatives agreements”). Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and strong organizational skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities.


    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.




    • Coordinate the onboarding of accounts with our derivative dealers. This will include maintaining an accurate and detailed matrix of the progress and problems encountered for each account, driving our team’s agenda with the dealers while successfully managing our dealer relationships, and acting as a knowledgeable resource for the firm with regards to the status of your workflow items.
    • Manage ad-hoc projects that may involve assisting in the negotiation of a new agreement type in response to regulatory developments, coordinating with various other teams in the firm (i.e. portfolio management, operations, IT and sales), or complex data management and organization.
    • Act as a knowledgeable resource for information regarding derivatives trading agreements and derivatives regulation for the firm.

    What makes this role unique or interesting?

    The Derivatives Compliance team is dynamic group responsible for the monitoring, implementation, and compliance of derivatives regulation, the negotiation and execution of all derivative trading agreements, the onboarding of derivative trading accounts with ABs dealers, and the management of all related data. This is a collaborative team geared towards knowledge sharing and efficiency, providing ongoing support to the business.



    • Undergraduate diploma required.
    • Solid organizational skills and a high degree of professionalism combined with the ability to readily adapt to rapidly changing environments and deal with competing priorities.
    • Working knowledge of advanced excel functions (v-lookups and pivot tables) are required and non-negotiable. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word is also a requirement and non-negotiable.
    • Team player with demonstrated experience building and maintaining good working relationships both internally and externally.
    • Knowledge of derivatives products, agreements and regulations is desirable but not required.
    • Familiarity with various fund structures (mutual funds, pooled funds, private funds, UCITS, and institutional accounts) is desirable but not required.

    Location: Nashville, TN, US



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