Christopher Harrison

Christopher Harrison

Operations Specialist

Zürich
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Summary

Experienced finance industry professional with over 12 years in highly demanding roles, across multiple asset classes (FX / IRD / Private Equity) for world-renowned institutions. A natural team-player, with an excellent reputation for problem solving, innovation, calmness under pressure, and consistent high-quality performance.

Experience

2015 Jul - 2018 Jan
Assistant Manager
Deloitte Switzerland / Zürich

Engaged in various projects as operations specialist.


Swiss Asset Manager – Middle Office


  • Performed gap analysis of existing controls. Developed range of improvement plans.
  • Presented plans to board and won the business.
  • Implemented plan while simultaneously performing compliance officer function.


Swiss Pharma Company – Operations


  • Improved operational performance by redesigning reporting processes.
  • Implemented automated data retrieval via Microsoft Excel extensions.
  • Achieved huge efficiency gains.


Deloitte Managed Services - internal engagement


  • Developed new client onboarding system for financial institutions.
  • Developed workflow architechture.
  • Coordinated team tasks.


2012 Jan - 2015 Jun
Associate
Capital Dynamics / Zug

Responsible for servicing the alternative asset portfolio of a US-based TBTF insurance company.


Daily Operations


  • Lead team in coordination and allocation of daily workloads.
  • Ensure high quality output and timely completion of all daily cash flows according to SLAs.
  • Manage client relationship – main point of contact for all queries.


Analysis/Reporting


  • Analyzing alternative investment portfolios.
  • Production and delivery of weekly, monthly, quarterly reports.
  • Delivered portfolio performance reports, earnings forecasts, impairment recommendations in real-time over C-level conference calls.
  • Ad-hoc analysis/reporting according to client requests.


Additional


  • Designed and implemented bespoke workflow tracking tool using Microsoft Access with VBA
2010 Jun - 2012 Jan
IRD Analyst
The Royal Bank of Scotland - Global Banking & Markets / Manchester

Responsible for daily operations in a high-volume interest rate derivatives settlements back office.


  • Monitor settlements throughout the day and make sure that all is settled before deadline.
  • Clearing reconciliation breaks.
  • Process improvement.
  • Query resolution.
2006 May - 2010 May
Treasury Operations Analyst
The Bank of New York Mellon / Manchester

Responsible for daily operations in a busy Foreign Exchange settlements back office.


  • Supervised sub-team of four, focusing on exotic currencies.
  • Timely and accurate settlement of FX trades.
  • Process improvement.
  • Reporting.
  • Query resolution.

Education

2001 - 2003
Winstanley College
Mathematics, I.T., Computing

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