Investment Operations Co-ops (Spring 2022) at MFS Investment Management in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show 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.

Job Description

Job Description

MFS is a premier investment management firm with a rich history and a growing global reputation. Since 1924, when our founders invented the mutual fund, collaboration and innovation have fueled our success. When you join our team, you will be challenged by the work you do, and you will share your talents with a vibrant network of vested individuals to create an elite organization and build a rewarding career.

This Co-op experience provides participants with a meaningful, relevant work experience as part of their academic studies. In addition to daily responsibilities, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a series of structured activities designed to enhance their learning experience including:

* Co-Op New Hire Orientation

* Senior Leadership Speaker Series

* Social & Networking Events

* Presentation Challenges

At the conclusion of this position, co-ops will have increased their knowledge of investing, the mutual fund industry, employee engagement, and a firm understanding of how investment operations works at an asset manager.

MFS co-op positions are a 6-month commitment (January 11th, 2022 - June 30th, 2022), working Monday - Friday and work between 35-40 hours. Our program is designed for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university and can meet our requirements. All students must be authorized to work in the United States.

About Global Investment and Client Support Co-ops

Global Investment and Client Support (GIS) is responsible for providing the highest level of customer service to the investment team, distribution teams and our clients. This group is responsible for making sure that trades are processed accurately, that transactions are made swiftly and without error, and that all of the data that makes this happen is accurate. If you're looking for a co-op that gives you exposure to the operations that go into building a portfolio, this group may be for you.

Below are the different functions within GIS:

Fixed Income & Equity Operations, STP

The Fixed Income and Equity Operations Teams are responsible for the depository reviews, trade confirmations, settlement instructions, trade settlement and failed trades on all securities traded within the Equity and Fixed Income Trading Departments. They are also responsible for ensuring all transactions are delivered to the custodian banks for each account.

Market Data Administration

The Market Data group is responsible for ensuring MFS investment areas have access to all approved market data information and the use of those services is efficient and effective. This responsibility includes all related administrative and technology functions required to support such market data services.

Asset Control

The Asset Control team ensures accurate cash and positions by conducting daily cash reconciliations, daily position reconciliations and monthly position reconciliations. Any differences between MFS' internal system and the records of the clients' custodian are identified, communicated, investigated, and resolved as a matter of urgency in order to avoid costly trade errors and claims or potential performance issues.

Trade Processing and Collateral Management

The Trade Processing Group (TP) is responsible for ensuring that the company's internal accounting system is updated with any transactions that take place within the portfolios. The group is responsible for collateral management and reducing counterparty risk by ensuring collateral is properly posted and tracked between MFS and our counterparties.

Enterprise Information Management

The Enterprise Information Management Office ("EIM") has responsibility for establishing and monitoring Standards & Guidelines for Data Governance. EIM provides the rules, policies, procedures, tools, roles and responsibilities that guide overall management of enterprise data to ensure consistent, authoritative and trustworthy data is provided in timely manner.

Positions within GIS typically include:

  • Enterprise Information Management Co-op

  • Trading and Analytic Support Co-op

  • Trade Processing Co-op

  • Data Integrity Co-op

  • Fixed Income & Equity Trading Support Co-ops


  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Comfortable working as a part of a team in a fast paced environment.

  • Commitment to learning, creativity and critical thinking.

  • Ability to multitask and complete tasks & projects in a timely manner.

  • Strong organizational skills, a willingness to work hard and being an effective communicator in a collaborative culture are essential.

  • Strong Microsoft office skills, a keen eye for detail, and very process orientated.

Interviews for those selected will be held virtually via Zoom on October 13-18.

While our co-ops typically work out of our Boston, MA office, provisions will be made to adapt to a wholly or partially virtual environment should circumstances require. Co-ops will need to work from the US even if partially remote.

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. "Click here to view the'EEO is the Law' poster and supplement."

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