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T ARA A MATO

New York, NY | 917 623 9505 | tamatonyc@gmail.com

HEDGE FUND OPERATIONS


Derivatives Servicing | Financial Strategies | Trade Clearing & Settlements
Demonstrate extensive knowledge of investment instruments, including FX, equity swaps, OTC options, bank
debt, credit default swaps and debt securities. Serve as proactive resource to trading team, including calculating
FX forward trades for hedge funds, mutual funds and UCITS.
Assume responsibility for servicing sensitive accounts. Interact with back office staff and 3rd party
administrators in connection with separately managed accounts. Cultivate positive relationships with trading
desk in support of successful fund operations.
Develop and implement systems to establish efficient and streamlined operations, including working with
technology to automate swap files and allocation reporting issued to swap brokers.
Apply strong project management skills and system oversight to achieve streamlined operational business
processes across groups.
Key Skills Include:
Middle & Back Office Operations Trade Affirmation Procedures Process Automation Staff Training & Development
Cash Reconciliations Third-Party Interactions & Oversight Swap Resets Corporate Actions
Trade Allocations Trade Break Resolution P&L Monitoring

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
HALCYON ASSET MANAGEMENT, New York, NY
Senior Operations Analyst, FX Exposure Analyst

01/2007 10/2015

Directed operations, maintained FX reports to monitor exposure and reconciled trade information on behalf of this
employee owned hedge fund managing $4+ billion in merger, distressed debt, credit and special situation
investment strategies. Ensured accuracy of reports, including correct reflection of hedged FX exposure.
Highlighted Responsibilities:

Managed and grew staff from self to 3 in reporting on FX and equity swaps. Ensured give ups cleared
in a timely manner. Analyzed reports and conducted reconciliations to match system.

Worked with trading desk on currency hedges and advised desk in connection with foreign cash management.

Interacted with banks on settlements and FX forwards, including adjusting dates for spot trades and close outs.

Partnered with trading desk and automated process to prevent overselling out of prime brokers.

Monitored and reconciled trade breaks and daily cash of funds.

Maintained active involvement in special requests from desk. Served as liaison between prime broker
and traders. Ensured swap terms negotiated by desk corresponded with prime broker information.

Key Contributions:
Established processes and procedures to create and deliver effective reporting and analysis. Conceptualized new
procedure and system for managing foreign cash and measuring FX exposure for Reg M accounts. Tracked FX
exposure on deal level for each position or group of positions. Analyzed performance and reconciled P&L
discrepancies. Served as valued resource related to the following:
Foreign Exchange:

Worked with technology to develop accurate FX report, which reflected proper exposure. Created system to
identify exposure, effort that eliminated risk and improved accuracy of hedging trades executed by desk.

Developed mechanism to analyze exposure of bank debt based on income and P&L. Designed Excel
report to reconcile trades based on P&L and ordinary income.

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Swaps & OTC Options:

Defined and implemented affirmation system for swap trades, that resulted in 2 day reset settlements.

Created system of reports to improve audit process and confirm matches of swap positions.

Collaborated with compliance on confirms and verified language for affirming OTC trades.

BAKER NYE ADVISORS, New York, NY


Assistant Trader / Operations Analyst (2001-2006)

09/1994 12/2006

Supported traders in risk arbitrage, event and distressed securities trading for this wealth advisory firm serving
institutions and high-net-worth individuals. Worked with desk on allocations for FX and calculated FX
exposure. Resolved trade breaks and arranged borrows for short positions. Updated positions, hedge ratio and
commission reports.
Key Contributions:

Maintained simultaneous role on Halcyons trading desk resulting from affiliation with Baker Nye.
Success in position resulted in offer of full-time operations position at Halcyon.

Trained new employee in trade allocation method. Provided assistance and support to promote learning.

Allocated trades among funds and booked activity in Charles River trading system.

Portfolio Administrator (1994-2000)


Calculated and verified funds daily performance. Conducted NAV reconciliations and trade matching.
Reconciled cash with brokers. Assisted portfolio managers with calculating FX exposure.
THE BANK OF NEW YORK, New York, NY
Mutual Fund Accounting

02/1994 09/1994

Calculated daily NAVs for mutual funds. Ensured timeliness and accuracy of NAV reporting.
DAVIDSON WEIL ASSOCIATES, New York, NY
Portfolio Administrator / Assistant to Controller

09/1987 02/1994

Calculated daily cash availability and margin requirements. Verified NAVs. Updated portfolio reports for
analysts. Maintained books and records of funds. Executed investors subscriptions and redemptions. Assisted
with production of marketing materials.
EDUCATION / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office Suite; Bloomberg; Charles River; Geneva
Additional Information:
NYU & NYIF: Finance & Accounting Classes
NYC Marathon: Volunteer Manager (2015), Course Volunteer (2014-2010)
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