Fixed Income Portfolio Specialist
Boston, MA 
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Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:Basic Purpose:

Using strong investment and operational knowledge, the Portfolio Specialist team seeks to provide superior support to the investment teams and performs a specialized set of duties related to the portfolio management and order entry process. In the role of Portfolio Specialist - Fixed Income, the team member will work closely with our Fixed Income investment teams on trade implementation, cash management, account transitions, portfolio monitoring and additional portfolio implementation related services. The position will be based in Boston.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Align to one or more fixed income asset classes, working closely with the trading team, to provide tailored investment operations support to the portfolio management team.

  • Manage the pre-trade workflow, including creating and modifying orders in the trading systems, navigating compliance reviews, and contributing to error checking.

  • Acting with instructions, assist portfolio managers in order sizing, duration and hedge calculations, and other support functions related to portfolio construction and order entry.

  • Work in partnership with portfolio managers, analysts and traders to monitor holdings and to ensure accurate implementation of investment opportunities.

  • Collaborate with departments/teams across the firm, including global investment support, compliance and others to assist with and drive process improvements for new account setup, account transitions and security setup.

  • Deepen understanding and streamline processing of client guidelines, investment management constraints, compliance constraints, client flows and quantitative factors that may be helpful to portfolio construction.

  • Represent the portfolio management team on investment technology and investment operations project teams to improve workflow and technology efficiency.

  • Develop a solid understanding of the investment strategies, trading patterns and styles and portfolio workflows for the designated investment teams in order to enable excellent and tailored support to the portfolio management team, and to best support the principal responsibilities herein described.

  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with a major in finance, economics, computer science or quantitative subject preferred.

  • 5-7 years of industry experience, with preferably 3 or more years of related experience in fixed income

  • Significant knowledge of fixed income securities across multiple sectors including emerging market debt, investment grade, high yield, and derivatives securities.

  • Established ability to efficiently utilize resources and communicate with others both verbally and in writing.

  • Proven analytical skills and ability to develop creative solutions to meet business needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities in collaboration with others and independently and effectively in a demanding environment.

  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy required.

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What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

MFS is a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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