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Janus Henderson Investors Derivatives Onboarding Specialist in Denver, Colorado

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

The Department

The Derivative Onboarding team sits within the Global Operations team. The team is responsible for identifying which agreements are necessary in order to facilitate investment in various derivatives in Janus Henderson products and client accounts. They work with the brokers and internal stakeholder teams to prioritize, complete KYC with the various brokers and engage with our Third Party Administrators (TPAs) to enable the operational setup for derivative trading.

Overview of the role

The Derivatives Onboarding Specialist role will be primarily responsible for supporting the coordination of JHI Counterparty Onboarding, providing ongoing support to internal stakeholders, the coordination and management of trading documentation with counterparties.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Have responsibility for being the central coordination point both internally and externally for counterparty trading documentation, onboarding and owning the relationship and all escalations accordingly

  • Partner with various internal stakeholders like Legal, Compliance, Enterprise Risk, and wider Operations teams, as well as TPAs to coordinate and prioritise the derivatives onboarding process for Janus Henderson products and client accounts

  • Provide a central source of knowledge for Trading documentation and respond to internal and counterparty queries

  • Manage internal relationships with Trading desks and Portfolio Managers with respect to derivatives onboarding and day to day support where required

  • Manage counterparty KYC, credit reviews and due diligence on behalf of the Janus Henderson products and client accounts

  • Implement appropriate controls where required ensuring any procedures/policies is updated in line with any changes

  • Provide subject matter expertise to support on key process changes and technology initiatives impacting the Derivatives Onboarding Team or overall Global Operations team

  • Input and contribute to the team’s development; this includes keeping abreast of industry and regulatory developments, changes with respect to counterparties and derivative reforms, and analysing the impacts they will have on JHI and trading documentation

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge of working with documentation and commercial terms across financial business e.g. ISDA/CSA, CDEAs, CFD agreements and Prime Broker documentation

  • Understanding of the core instruments, products and funds used by Asset Managers

  • Strong IT skills; intermediate excel preferred

  • Previous experience in financial services, particularly asset management is advantageous

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team environment

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Detail oriented work ethic and strong controls mindset

  • Excellentorganizationalskills

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and time management skills

  • Process driven but adaptable

  • Take ownership of solving problems, meeting deadlines and delivering to a high quality

  • A positive attitude towards change andmodernization

  • Able to calm situations and see positive solutions to problems

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)

Compliance requirements

At a minimum the role will require you to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Compensation Information

The base salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000. This range is estimated for this role. Actual pay may be different.

Annual Bonus Opportunity: Position is eligible to receive an annual discretionary bonus award from the profit pool. The profit pool is funded based on Company profits. Individual bonuses are determined based on Company, department, team and individual performance.

Benefits: Janus Henderson is committed to offering a comprehensive total rewards package to eligible employees that includes; competitive compensation, pension/retirement plans, and various health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits. To learn more about our offerings please visit the Why Join Us section on the career page here.

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

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