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Investment Operations Associate in Brighton, MA at Global Atlantic

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited, a multiline insurance and reinsurance company, was founded at Goldman Sachs in 2004 and separated as an independent company in April of 2013. In less than a decade, Global Atlantic has established itself as an innovative insurance and reinsurance provider. The company entered the Life & Annuity market in 2005 by acquiring Allmerica Life, renamed Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance Company. It subsequently entered the Property & Casualty market in 2006 through its Arrow companies in Bermuda, and in 2008 launched its syndicate at Lloyd’s of London.  The business now operates under the Ariel Re brand. In 2013, Global Atlantic acquired the Aviva USA Life business, rebranded Accordia Life, and in 2014 added Forethought Financial Group. These subsidiaries now form the foundation of a growing retail franchise to operate alongside its premier reinsurance business.  The combined organization has over $40 billion in assets, 800 employees and 10 offices.  Global Atlantic’s success is driven by experienced leadership, a long-term focus on clients, financial discipline and a culture that emphasizes teamwork, innovation and excellence.

Global Atlantic offers employees the unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced, collaborative and meritocratic working environment. The Company’s unique entrepreneurial culture encourages all employees to assume significant levels of responsibility.  Global Atlantic invests in its people because it believes they are critical to the long term success of its business.


The Investment Operations Associate will join the Global Atlantic Life and Annuity team located in Brighton, Massachusetts. The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills and a high level of analytical aptitude.  Additionally, they must excel in a high pressure environment and be able to take-on diverse responsibilities across all activities performed within the Investment Operations team and broader organization.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Directly support Investment Team managing $40bn+ portfolio across multiple asset classes, including Fixed Income and Derivatives.
  • Maintain our trading platforms, Blackrock Aladdin (Fixed Income and Mortgages) and FIS (Derivatives) with proper portfolio information and coordinate data with custodians.
  • Review current infrastructure and provide enhancements for risk management and analytics of the investment portfolio.
  • Work with key partners throughout external/internal business units to manage operational support of with Fixed Income and Derivatives portfolios and trade settlement.
  • Coordinate Corporate Actions with the Investment team and deliver votes to custodians.
  • Compile and analyze metrics for trading, exception processing and other areas of the business to identify trends and potential control opportunities.
  • Participate in company-wide projects with a diverse set of responsibilities including preparing and making presentations to senior leaders for across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-10 years of experience, experience in Middle Office or Investment Operations preferred
  • Blackrock Aladdin and/or FIS experience a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill set
  • Eagerness to learn and self- motivated to succeed
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a fast paced, high pressure, and dynamic team environment
  • Ability to multi-task multiple high priority responsibilities
  • Ambition and desire to succeed by delivering quality and effective results
  • Positive attitude even when faced with difficult obstacles, issues or challenges
  • “Out of the box” thinking and a creative entrepreneurial attitude
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (VBA and Visio experience a plus)

Global Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.