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Securities Finance Operations Specialist


New York, NY

Cowen and Company is seeking a driven detail-oriented Operations Specialist to join our Securities Finance Operations team. This position will offer exposure to various markets and the opportunity to work directly with senior members of the firm. The successful candidate will have the initiative to seek out opportunities to work on strategic projects and be able to manage them through completion, with a focus on process improvement and efficiency. They will also be on a small team with exposure to various products and strategies.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Handle the Domestic and International Monthly Billing process for the Securities Finance business
  • Find billing discrepancies and coordinate with the Front office for resolution
  • Cash/Positions/Trade activity reconciliations- daily resolution of assigned breaks
  • Daily Callbacks of return allocations
  • Daily Contract Comparison and resolution of breaks with external counterparties
  • Serve as a backup to the Securities Finance Buy-in team
  • Work on operational control and governance related projects to reduce operational risk


  • Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience at a financial services firm
  • Experience in Securities Finance Operations preferred
  • Must also be a self-starter who can manage competing priorities
  • Ability to identify, escalate, and resolve problems/issues
  • Ability to work independently on day to day tasks and on assigned initiatives
  • High Proficiency with Excel
  • Organized, detail- oriented; able to multi-task and keep track of various deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as ability to digest information quickly
  • Experience with Loanet, Anetics, DTC, BPS, 4Sight, Equilend and the Microsoft Suite a plus

As part of its hiring process, Cowen verifies identity and eligibility to work in the United States as required by law. At this time, Cowen Inc. will not sponsor a new applicant for an employment visa for this position.