Full Job Description
American Century Investments ® is a leading global asset manager with over 60 years of experience helping investors achieve their financial goals. Serving a broad client base including financial advisors, institutions and individual investors, we offer a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines.
Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs.
We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs.
Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividends—or more than $1.5 billion since 2000—to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 550-person, non-profit biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer.
Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, we also have offices located in New York; London; Hong Kong; Sydney; El Segundo, CA (Los Angeles area); and Mountain View, CA (Silicon Valley).
For more information, please visit americancentury.com.
American Century Investments is searching for an Investment Operations Middle Office Specialist to support all functions of global markets, including but not limited to responsibility for market due diligence, risk identification, procedure improvements /controls, timely and accurate documentation, and professional communication to portfolio management and custodian. This role is also critical in system set up and configuration for trading in markets and launching of portfolios.
What will you do?
Monitor for and assess impacts of significant changes in markets and take appropriate actions to include notification to Investment Management
Responsible for security and currency account maintenance and onboarding, market documentation, research and review of new account and custodian setup
Ensure internal systems and workflows are accurately set up to support markets
Work closely with other teams within Investment Operations to ensure successful fund and account launches
Ensure appropriate controls are in place, driving operational improvements and maintaining documentation
Build and maintain relationships with brokers, banks and other related counterparties
Actively monitor for market changes and anticipate what would impact trade life cycle, documentation, taxation, etc. and ensure changes are implemented without disruption to market
Maintain knowledge of market specific processes
Communicate with internal business partners and clients
Independently research sophisticated issues and contribute to special projects/performing unique functions with minimal direction from manager
Maintain ongoing relationship with custodians and raise concerns appropriately to drive timely results
Strong project management experience in leading and contributing roles
Ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work
Ability to communicate effectively across all levels in organization
Ability to recognize and raise issues timely
Motivation and proficiency to drive personal development and improve current process
Ability to review and analyze own work, research and problem solve based on application of previous experience
High attention to detail
Strong technical skills including Tableau and Alert
Appropriate coverage of primary responsibilities must be arranged prior to scheduled absences being approved
Flexibility to work overtime may be required with little advance notice to complete projects on time
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
EOE Policy Statement : American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.