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Project Manager Management

7307, United States
May 27, 2010

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Marianne Abdou


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Jersey City, NJ 07307

Summary of Qualifications

Over four years experience trading taxable money market instruments for

Institutional client portfolios and Funds

Effective problem solver, forward looking - anticipating issues and

innovating / improving processes

Superior attention to detail; minimal trade error; commitment to

excellence in performance

Focused team player and independent thinker; excellent communicator


Columbia Management, New York, NY

June 2008 - January 2009

Taxable Cash Trader - NY Fixed Income Desk

Execute cash trades on behalf of the Private Bank and Fixed Income

Specialists in accordance with established policies and procedure and

in compliance with all applicable regulations

Communicate investment sentiment and current market activity to portfolio


Recommend and implement transaction strategies and alternatives to

portfolio managers

Work closely with Trading Desk partners (Business Analysts, Trading

Operations, Compliance,

Portfolio Managers) to find solutions to trade, CRD and business

process issues

Resolve trading issues accurately and expeditiously to limit undue

exposure to market risk/volatility and potential liability

Provide support to Muni Cash Trader as needed

U.S. Trust Company, N.A., New York, NY

Junior Trader / Portfolio Management Associate

April 2006 - May 2008

. Traded money market instruments for Institutional portfolio accounts

and Excelsior Money, Government and Treasury Funds: combined assets


. Assisted PM in security selection process for customized portfolios and

Funds by recommending securities

. Managed client portfolios and money funds in accordance with directives

in portfolio manager's absence

. Initiate, maintain and cultivate professional relationships with broker-

dealers to enhance market intelligence and identify investment and

trading opportunities.

. Provided coverage for the Taxable Fixed Income Desk in trader's absence

Investment Assistant

November 2003 - March 2006

. Executed trades under the direction of Portfolio Manager

. Recommended securities for purchase

. Confirmed trades with broker-dealers to ensure timely settlement

. Researched failed trades and resolved trade breaks; partnered with

operations to resolve discrepancies

. Generated monthly yield analysis for clients

. Responded to internal and external client inquiries

Project Manager


June 2003-November 2003

. Assisted Sr. Project Managers with implementation of firm-wide

initiatives; developed project plans for opening of two de novo

offices; collaborated on the consolidation efforts of three bank

charters into parent company

. Communicated regularly with various delivery teams and reported


Database Compliance


November 2002 - June 2003

. Re-mediated 2500+ banking accounts into compliance with the Patriot

Act; obtained financial information on high net worth clients via

client contact, mainframe banking systems, Internet and discussions

with account officers

. Liaised with compliance and asset management areas to resolve

discrepancies in NPI client data; maintained and updated due diligence

database; identified & referred "high-risk" clients to Private Bankers

for further investigation


PACE; Portview; Bloomberg; Tradeweb; Charles River Trade Order Management

System; Yieldbook; Microsoft Office Suite, Working knowledge of Arabic


Rutgers University, NJ

Bachelor of Science, October 2002

Double Major: Economics / Finance, summa cum laude

GPA: Finance: 3.9; Economics: 4.0; Cumulative GPA: 3.9

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