Are you looking to join a dynamic and fast paced team, applying your analytical and problem solving skills for maximum impact, whilst deepening your knowledge of Equity Derivatives? The Confirmation Drafting Group is seeking a professional who is looking to partner with our business and other internal and external stakeholders to provide market leading support producing & negotiating trade confirmations and documentation.
Our division provides critical operations design and handles capital markets operations to ensure business flows smoothly across our global offices. From day one, team members play a vital role in upholding the three Operations principles of client focus, process innovation, and risk management.
Confirmations Drafting Group provides documentation support to all equity based derivative activity in Europe. It is a department which has to continually adapt to and keep pace with changes in the business and markets, and respond to sales desks and trading queries in a timely manner. You will be required to be enthusiastic, dynamic, flexible, client service orientated and focused on control, accuracy and maximising efficiency. There is a strong emphasis on knowledge and expertise which requires that all team members are fully versed in derivative products and legal documentation used for confirming such trades.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
• Primary team responsibility is the production of Confirmations for structured Equity Derivative products, by partnering with a team of product experts to review all aspects of executed transactions
• Investigation of booking or termsheet related issues – Close interaction with Sales & Trading
• Monitor workflows to ensure confirmations are prioritised accordingly and ensuring dispatch of structured confirmations
• Be numbers & volume focused – driven to meet ISDA targets and internal target of T+15 confirmation transmissions.
• Direct point of escalation internally on documentation / template queries.
• Working closely with legal & credit departments to escalate and resolve queries.
• Working closely with other team members, departments and management on strategic and ad hoc projects
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
• Derivative structured product and ISDA Definitions knowledge
• Accuracy and absolute attention to detail required due to complexity of trades
• Strong communication skills, enthusiastic and team spirited – ability to convey this to the team
• Ability to work and deliver under pressure
• Mature and pro-active approach to generating solutions to day to day and longer term technical problems
• Able to demonstrate initiative and curiosity through past experiences
• Sound judgment and analytical skills
• Excellent team player
• Be driven, enthusiastic and dynamic in search of improving processes, controls & procedures
• Prior experience working with OTC Derivatives confirmations is a significant benefit
• Quantitative educational background
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