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CAIS | Operations – Associate

CAIS is seeking an Associate to join the Operations team. Successful candidates will have 2 – 3 years of experience at a fund administrator or bank platform, with a strong background in processing alternative investments and a desire to build relationships with administrators and fund managers.

Primary Objectives:

  • Preparation of daily, monthly, and quarterly upload files for Client Reporting database.
  • Ensure data integrity for all standardized and customizable reporting.
  • Ensure timely deliverables of all reports.
  • Resolve data reporting system issues and exercise judgment to escalate issues to senior team members as needed.
  • Ease error rates and mitigate risk through the adoption of appropriate controls, process documentation, cross training and process improvement.
  • Assist in the development of efficient processes and procedures working with the technology team to automate work flow as well as gain in-depth understanding of technology and operational workflow across multiple product lines.
  • Review and process alternative investment trades, including subscriptions, redemptions and transfers.
  • Manage interactions with sales regarding pipeline; monthly transaction execution with third party administrators and other external and/or internal groups.
  • Liaise and develop relationships with custodians, third party administrators, and other vendors.
  • Assist team with data requests, trainings, reporting, etc.
  • Additional responsibilities to be determined based on capacity, skill and interest.


  • 2+ years of experience in alternative investments, ideally at fund, fund admin, or bank in an operations capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance or a related discipline preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and CRM programs, preferably Salesforce.
  • Experience with VBA or Excel Macros a plus.
  • FINRA Registrations Series 7, 63 required within 3 months of employment.
  • Strong organizational, multitasking, and time management skills.
  • Ability to independently execute instructions with great attention to detail and consistently high-quality work product.
  • Experience coordinating multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.