May 20, 2023

Trading & Operations Specialist

  • Clifford Swan Investment Counselors
  • Pasadena, CA, USA
Full time Operations Other

Job Description

The Trading & Operations Specialist works within a collaborative team of experienced investment, operations, and client service professionals to support and enhance Clifford Swan’s delivery of investment management services to clients.  As part of the Operations Team, the Trading & Operations Specialist reports to the Operations Manager. This role provides critical support to portfolio managers, with an emphasis on timely and accurate execution of trades, and quality and integrity of portfolio data.

 Job Responsibilities

  • Execute, allocate and settle equity, ETF, and mutual fund trades as directed by portfolio managers, in close coordination with multiple executing brokers and custodians
  • Perform reconciliation of trades and positions, resolving all discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Maintain portfolio static data within trading and portfolio accounting system
  • Provide backup coverage for fixed income trading
  • Manually book trades as required, and assist with other operations and portfolio accounting tasks
  • Assist in the maintenance of equity and fixed income securities data, including security descriptions and pricing
  • Assist the Operations Team with month-end reconciliation and reporting


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Experience with Orion Advisor Solutions, IntelliFlo RedBlack, and Salesforce preferred
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize time-sensitive tasks, working both independently and collaboratively with multiple teams
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience in financial services (trading, back/middle office operations, and/or portfolio accounting preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions

Expected base salary for the role will generally be $65,000 – 80,000 per annum at the commencement of employment. However, base salary if hired will be determined on an individualized basis and is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include other forms of compensation such as, discretionary bonuses, incentive packages, and firm-sponsored benefit programs.

All applications must include a resume and cover letter. Please send this information to Gretchen Lee via email at

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