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Equities Operations Specialist

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Equities Operations Specialist

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DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

As an Equities Operations Specialist, you’ll provide support to a group of trading desks based in London. This is an opportunity to solve challenging problems while working closely with experienced traders and software engineers to choose the right tools and solutions for the job.


  • Own and manage the settlement workflow with a primary focus on ETF creations/redemptions and DVP settlements
  • Process ADR conversions/cancellations and brokered/done away trades
  • Provide support for confirmation workflow via CTM with counterparties as needed
  • Ensure proper handling of corporate actions and related entitlements
  • Work alongside traders to fully support execution workflow
  • Trade capture for all non-equity products such as fixed income and FX
  • Breaks resolution with internal and external parties
  • Gain mastery of the firm’s proprietary trade capture and inventory management systems
  • Liaise with technical personnel to secure proper support and coverage for ongoing operations as well as procure enhancements for insufficient or new workflows
  • Focus on process efficiency, risk reduction, and alignment with DRW standards


  • Minimum of 1 year settlement operations experience in an equities trading environment
  • A background in European equities; ideally with exposure to supporting other ancillary products at a proprietary trading firm, hedge fund or other buy-side organization
  • Additional experience with fixed income and other products preferred
  • Prior interaction with the front office and senior management in an active trading environment
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or STEM subject
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to analyse problems, synthesise and implement solutions thereto
  • Demonstrated ability to own and navigate technical issues and interact successfully with technology personnel
  • A strong background in MS Excel required
  • Working exposure to SQL, Power Query and Python is preferred

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