20 days ago on syzgroup.com

Middle Officer

Banque Syz & Co SA

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Middle Officer

Job title:

  • Middle Officer

Department/ Team:

  • SAM Middle Office Long Only

Job description/ key responsibilities:

  • Post-trade processing, clearing & settlement: trade matching against broker’s records, trade validation, following up on derivative instruments with counterparties, break resolution.
  • Cash & position reconciliations with custodians and internal books; break resolution.
  • Portfolio book keeping and valuation in the portfolio management systems, including fee accounting and invoicing.
  • Security master file maintenance.
  • Management of the relationship with custodians and administrators.
  • Corporate action management; proxy voting.
  • Cash management (treasury, forex hedging, cash forecasts, margin & collateral).
  • Support to Portfolio managers on any operational issues.
  • Audit support.
  • Preparation of reports for portfolios managers, top management and regulators.
  • On-boarding of new portfolios, new custodians or new counterparties.
  • Configuration and management of the Portfolio Management and Reconciliation Systems.


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent.

Professional experience:

  • 5-10 years middle office experience for an asset management firms.
  • Strong knowledge of different markets and securities, including exchange-traded (futures and options) and OTC derivatives (equity swaps, forex derivatives, CDS, etc.).

Personality characteristics:

  • Pragmatic, result-oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure and in a fast-moving, changing environment.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Analytical, intellectually curious and proactive individual.
  • Client oriented with strong involvement and initiative.

Language requirements:

  • Mother tongue or fluent English and French is mandatory.
  • Any other language is a plus.

IT Skills:

  • Strong user level in all common IT tools. Omgeo CTM, AAIM/Decalog + Bloomberg AIM Microsoft Excel.