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Executive Assistant Accounting

Woodhaven, New York, United States
August 24, 2018

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Leonard Desilva

Jamaica, NY • 347-***-**** •

Asset Management Hedge Funds Alternative Investment Opportunistic Investment Investment Operations Reporting Trade Processing Reconciliation Money Market Fund Accounting private Equity Middle Office Emerging Managers Risk Capital markets derivatives


NYS Comptroller - New York State Common Retirement Fund (PENSION), New York, NY Mar 2015 - May 2018

Investment Operations Officer - Opportunistic Investments and Hedge Funds

Responsible for day to day operations within a five person investment team managing the $2 Bn Opportunistic and $5 Bn Absolute Return portfolio within the New York State $209 Bn pension.

Collaborated with consultants to produce accounting, pipeline reports, transaction activity, cash activity, compliance matters and risk aggregation.

Managed deal closing process, including wire transfers instruction, cash balance and accounts opening.

Conducted on-site and off-site due diligence for investment managers and relevant affiliated entities.

Managed capital market investment activities for managers such as Blackstone, GSO, TPG, Stellex, Asian Alternatives, Neuberger Berman CLO, Landmark, Oak Hill, PAAMCO, Invesco, Brightwood, Strategic Value Partners and Värde Partners.

Participated with investment committee meetings and due diligence interview with new managers.

Managed closing coordination with legal and compliance team for new investment allocation.

Generated daily total plan risk reports that include stress testing, asset allocation and CIO dashboard.

Managed distribution, NAV reconciliation for Hedge Funds and Opportunistic Investments.

Processed capital call, redemption and account management for investment managers.

Retained legal documents for funds, analyzed and reported discrepancies and assisted in the creation of any amendments to investments agreements as necessary.

Reconciled investment activities with custodian bank (JPMorgan Chase), administrator (Bank of New York), managers and accounting department.

Tracked and reported investment performance, fees, geography, holdings and investment period.

Prepared presentations for senior management and served as liaison for audit preparation.

Created monthly performance reports for funds with over $100 million in assets under management.

Assisted with special projects from Real Estate, Corporate Governance and Emerging Manager.

Executive Assistant (Consulting) Feb 2013- Mar 2015

Provided administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office and assisted investment officers with special projects.

General upkeep of the Office by administrated mails distribution, greeted guests, receptionist desk coverage and performed conference room reservations.

Municipal Credit Union, New York, NY May 2011 – May 2012

Financial Underwriter (Consulting)

Daily responsibility for processing loan applications and providing the financial breakdown to support submitted applications. Systems included Symitar Episys and Velocity.

Wells Fargo, Minneapolis, MN Jan 2009 – May 2009

Mortgage Underwriter (Consulting)

Supported appraisal process and accounting compilations to test against comparables.

Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, MN Oct 2006 – May 2008

Mutual Fund Accountant – Investment Accounting

Led Net Asset Value production, along with daily fund accounting reconciliations and pricing.

Utilizing SunGard InvestOne across mutual funds and identified discrepancies or unusual activity.

Full-time role was offered after assignment with Accountemps.

Trust Accountant (Consulting) Jun 2006 – Oct 2006

Reconciled fund transactions, accounts payables, receivables and corporate actions

Responsible for reconciling retirement fund entries and cash balances daily.

Uploaded short-term trades and reconciled money markets utilizing InvestOne system.

Junior Achievement of New York, New York, NY Feb 2006 – Mar 2006

Accountant (Consulting)

Reviewed and preparation of invoices, payroll and deposits and production of cash flow summary.

JPMorgan Chase, New York, NY Oct 2004 – Jul 2005

Financial Business Development Associate

Assisted with generating quality sales leads, including providing business banking products and services overviews to prospects.

Training Jul 2015

BlackRock – Operational Excellence and Best Practices

Investment Operations, Corporate Actions, Pricing, Portfolio Risk Management, Aladdin Suite, Green Package, Derivative Operations and Fixed Income.


Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, SunGard (Invest One), Bloomberg, Outlook and efront. Aladdin (BlackRock) and CFA candidate.


Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Berkeley College Mar 2006

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