• Equities Trading Services Operations Analyst - London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-46194
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Analyst
    Function(s)
    Operations
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Operations
    Business Unit
    Equities Trading Services Ops
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    OPERATIONS

     

    Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    YOUR IMPACT

     

    Are you looking to apply your skills while deepening your understanding of equity products? Our Equity Trading Services Middle Office team is seeking a professional who is looking to collaborate with traders, sales, clients and internal counterparts to mitigate risks associated with the trade facilitation, matching, client service, corporate actions and position management of equity derivative and cash transactions.


    OUR IMPACT


    Equity Derivative Operations provides front to back post-execution support to all equity based derivative activity in Europe. The Middle Office team has critical focus on front office day to day risk and trading issues, new issuances, client queries, corporate actions processing and strategic firm and business infrastructure projects.


    Middle Office acts as first point of contact for the various Equity Derivatives Trading desks, assisting in the execution of both new client and hedging activity. Clients execute trades across a range of product wrappers e.g OTC, Securitised, Synthetic and it is Middle Office’s responsibility to ensure positions are booked and maintained correctly in our risk systems. There is a strong emphasis on knowledge and expertise which requires that all team members are fully versed in products and systems used as well as the processes and procedures that must be followed when performing day to day tasks.


    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

     

    • Trade management – timely allocation of trades, dealing with trade queries from internal and external clients
    • Support execution of Structured and bespoke transactions
    • Reconciliation – trade reconciliation, corporate actions processing and reconciliation, risk reconciliation, P&L reconciliation and completion of tasks associated with control around the business
    • Identification of areas for improvement in processes
    • Documentation of procedures and process flows to help enhance our controls around the business
    • Daily review of control reports to ensure all trade bookings and risk management is accurate
    • Working with internal clients to ensure that all breaks are resolved - these include external clients, internal trading desks, PB reps, Sales, Structuring, Settlements, Documentation etc. 
    • Training and development of team members to a high standard
    • Liaising with other teams within GS to ensure timely resolution of queries

     

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR


    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Ability to demonstrate a sound of understanding of a range of Equity Derivative products as well as Cash Securities. Strong Team-working skills – for working with both internal departments in London and globally.
    • Track record in the development of client relationships and key stakeholders, both internally and externally
    • Ability to gain a strong understanding of the business and work with Prime Brokerage, Marketing, Structuring, Trading and Sales desks
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to thrive under pressure
    • Strong leadership skills essential – this role will require a self-starter who can manage competing deadlines and can prioritise appropriately


    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

     

    • Minimum one years’ experience working within a Middle Office, preferably Equity Derivatives background

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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