Mutual Fund Operations Specialist (Milwaukee, WI)

| Milwaukee, WI
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As a Mutual Fund Operations Specialist, you will:
  • Provide high value service to internal and external clients in an environment that promotes Baird's culture and the Operations mission and values statement.
  • Ensure adherence to regulations, Baird policies, and department procedures and policies.
  • Answer and/or initiate Financial Advisor and Client Specialist contact; answer routine questions and follow through on requests.
  • Contribute to productivity, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to drive exceptional client service and risk mitigation.
  • Work on special team projects or support other team members in their efforts.
  • Review, approve, and process transactions and activity while adhering to strict deadlines to prevent market exposure and loss potential to clients, Reps, or Baird.
  • Monitor and evaluate all activity promptly for accuracy and take corrective action to rectify errors while escalating any issues appropriately.
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations for process or policy changes to mitigate risk or to increase productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Oversee Mutual Fund and UIT trade and account activity to ensure all actions adhere to regulatory rules as well as specific fund family and sponsor rules as laid out in their prospectus.
  • Perform other duties as required.

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Opportunity to work with the team in a hybrid environment that offers professional collaboration and personal flexibility.
  • Excellent opportunity to help support a critical function within a well-respected and established wealth management business.
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.

What we look for:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred and/or 2+ years of experience in a financial services operations role is a plus.
  • SIE and Series 99 within 120 days of hire if role processes cash or security movements.
  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments; work under pressure and within deadlines to produce accurate, high-quality results.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, monitor, and complete multiple tasks or projects, either independently or collaboratively within a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, with the ability to effectively relate to work in a team-oriented setting.
  • Passion for providing high-value client service.
  • Ability to stay focused under pressure and to prioritize workload in order to effectively manage time.
  • Proven reliability in performance.

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Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey - one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.
More Information on Baird
Baird operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA. Baird was founded in 1919. It has 4040 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 48 open jobs at Baird, click here.
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