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New Issuance - Primary Market Settlement Specialist

Negotiable

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Capital Markets, Syndications & Treasury Markets Businesses related to issuance activity & structured deals
  • Support all Treasury Markets new CD and CP issuances
  • Design & implement robust life cycle operational processes, flows & controls, including trade bookings, processing, settlements & reconciliations
  • To bring the transaction operations to life – liaising with & closely supporting the sales & syndicate desks with bookings via relevant terminals such as; Bloomberg / Clearstream / Eurostream
  • Oversee trade bookings throughout the entire trade life cycle and be comfortable raising term sheets once validated
  • Lead analysis of existing trade control processes and implement new front to back processes as required by the introduction of new trading entities, products and systems.

Key Skills:

  • Solid Capital Markets / Primary Markets exposure
  • Strong Bond knowledge and general financial market product understanding (swaps, derivatives)
  • Cradle to grave exposure of delivering New Bond Issuances / putting Term Sheets together & Settlement ‘mechanics’
  • Detailed product and Settlement knowledge
  • To bring the transaction operations to life liaising closely with the sales & syndicate desks to support them with bookings via Bloomberg / Clearstream / Eurostream
  • Strong understanding and experience of Trade Flow, from trade execution to downstream systems.

This is a high-profile role for someone looking to gain excellent visibility to senior stakeholders and subsequently project their career within one of the leading Investment Banks.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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