Trade Analyst

Security Benefit Business Services / Everly Life

Des Moines, IA, USA

Full time

Trade Policy and Analysis


Sep 6

Security Benefit is searching for a Trade Analyst to join our team. This position will work in our home office in Topeka, Kansas office. SB associates are working in a hybrid environment with both remote and on-site work.


Who Are We?


Security Benefit fosters strong partnerships to provide insightful and customized retirement solutions for employers and individual investors nationwide. Through a broad advisor network and its nationally recognized money managers, Security Benefit provides mutual funds, annuities and retirement programs.


What Does the Job Look Like?

We are seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for facilitating trade settlement processes and managing corporate action events. Your primary focus will be on ensuring timely and accurate execution of trades, reconciliation of trade details, and processing corporate actions in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements. This role requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively with various stakeholders.

  • Facilitate trade settlement processes by coordinating with brokers, custodians, and other relevant parties to ensure smooth and timely execution of trades.
  • Verify trade details, including trade confirmations, allocations, and documentation, to ensure accuracy and compliance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Reconcile trade data between internal systems and external counterparties to identify and resolve any discrepancies or issues promptly.
  • Monitor and process corporate actions, such as dividends, exchanges, payment in kind, restructures and acquisitions, by gathering necessary information, assessing impact, and executing appropriate actions as per established guidelines.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, including investment managers, portfolio administrators, and compliance officers, to ensure accurate and timely processing of trade settlements and corporate actions.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to trade settlements and corporate action processing, including trade logs, reports, and audit trails.
  • Stay updated on industry regulations, market practices, and technological advancements relevant to trade settlement and corporate action processing to enhance efficiency and compliance within the organization.


Who Are You?

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • Previous experience in trade settlement, corporate action processing, or a similar role within the financial services industry is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of trade settlement processes, corporate actions, and relevant regulations (e.g., SEC, FINRA).
  • Familiarity with investment instruments, including equities, fixed income, real estate, and alternative investments.
  • Proficiency in using trade settlement and corporate action processing systems and software, such as Bloomberg, Charles River, MarkitEDM, Clearwater, Aladdin, WSO, Pam or similar platforms is a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify and resolve discrepancies in trade and corporate action data.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements, work independently or as part of a team, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting principles and familiarity with reconciliation processes is a plus.


What Security Benefit Can Offer You:


Security Benefit offers a competitive salary and as a full-time employee you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:


  • Employees are eligible for an annual incentive bonus designed to reward for performance.
  • 33 days of paid time off for PTO, paid holidays, days of Significance, and a Volunteer Day
  • Paid parental leave eligible after one year of service
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Profit Sharing & Savings Plan
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Educational Assistance
  • Associate Assistance Programs
  • Career growth and more!



Consider joining our progressive team in our nationally recognized company. Visit the career section of our website at to apply and submit your resume. EOE

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  • Security Benefit
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  • Salary
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  • Bachelor’s Degree

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