Corporate Actions SME

Jersey City, NJ
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Job Purpose:

Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of equity and fixed income Voluntary corporate action events across markets.

Job Background/context:

The Corporate Actions areas purpose is to reconcile the entitled positions and then manage the risk to the firm and clients on securities undergoing a corporate event. The unit provides client-orientated support and utilises all processes of the other operational areas.

Key Responsibilities:

• Subject Matter Expertise on the processing of Voluntary Corporate Actions

• Front to back risk management across Elective events

• Reconciliation of Clients security holdings on internal systems across all platforms for both sub custody and global custody

• Support of Agency Lending processing, liaising with counterparties on deadlines, elections and entitlement processing

• Manage the risk of accurate and timely receipt and application of instructions received, against the security holdings.

• Timely Payment and reconciliation of all entitlements

• Management of risk, collating and applying instructions for any elective events against the security holdings.

• Calculation and allocation of new entitlements to position holders received as the result of a corporate action.

• Proactive management and active resolution of break items.

• Support and cover for team colleagues during period of extensive volume, holiday and cross training.

• Adhere to Corporate hygiene in a timely manner

• Understand and adhere to Restricted List and Sanction processes

• Support any market and business initiatives

• Proactive daily management of Checklists, End od Day Controls and Event level controls

• Collaborate with global Asset Servicing partners to being global consistency to processing, controls and client support

Person Specification


• 3 years Corporate Action experience

• Able to deal with high pressure situations and ability to prioritise in a timely manner successfully is essential.

• Good risk management approach. Skills:

• The incumbent needs to be numerically & computer literate due to the numerous system applications.

• Must have eye for detail.

• Must have good excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

• Good communication and client service skills.


• Educated to A-Level standard minimum

Exceptional candidates who do not meet this criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and type of experience.


• Client service focussed.

• Must possess the ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment, be able to manage tight deadlines and situations where conflicting priorities arise on a daily basis.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

• Able to successfully react to workload changes.

• Demonstrate strong team player approach.
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