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My Client a high-profile Investment Bank is looking for a Cash and Credit Trade Assistant - Fixed Income IBMO.
* Provide strong Trading support coverage to Front office and Back office teams. * Be primary point of contact for the European Credit Cash business. To ensure all aspects of deals are correctly booked throughout their life cycle. Managing and resolving queries from various areas such as Trading/Finance/Settlements etc. * Second check of trade capture input, investigation and resolution of high risk breaks. * Review reconciliations, investigate and resolve breaks. * Focus on ensuring that the Bank adheres to regulatory requirements and escalates accordingly. * Constantly strive to keep up to date with the latest market initiative.
* Monitor trades and communicate with stakeholders to resolves any trade discrepancies. * Working within a control focused environment, with processes that are performed at the highest level, minimising any operational risk and closing key breaks in a given timescale to ensure there are no unresolved trading disputes. * Management of intraday reports and trade exceptions to improve timeliness for trade affirmations. * First line of contact for clients, brokers and internal teams for all discrepancies and issues. * Calculating and processing corporate actions on bond positions and updating risk/P&L accordingly. * Monitoring failing trades: stepping in where necessary to arrange buy-ins and prioritise settlement with clients; liaising with repo traders to cover short positions by borrowing bonds. * Trade validation of bookings and amendments ensuring accuracy at all times. * Maintain and ensure the integrity of systems, metrics and reports used by traders to make investment decisions.
Skills and Qualifications
* Knowledge of Fixed Income and trade Lifecycle. * Previous Middle Office/Trade Support experience. * Knowledge of electronic platforms for trading and confirmations including Bloomberg, TradeWeb, MarketAxess, Omgeo CTM and FIX. * Thorough understanding of Credit Products and the life cycle of the trade including: coupons, accrual periods, lifecycle events, clearing. * Diligent and able to work in a fast-paced high-pressure environment with tight deadlines. * Prior experience with FICC systems, ICE, Markitwire, DTCC is a plus. * Ability to coordinate with various teams in order to action exceptions and ad hoc inquiries. * Must be detail oriented and be able to multitask.