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Department: Citi Markets - Global Markets Finance Position: Director Location: London Description The effective management of capital, liquidity and collateral is recognized as being among the most significant challenges currently faced by the banking sector. Effectively managing those metrics will be a significant determinant of our future competitiveness. Successful candidates will be asked to make a major contribution to Citi's financial resources optimization mandate by identifying areas of opportunity for Citi and driving projects to capture those opportunities. Markets Finance is a newly created front office unit within the Markets and Securities Services (MSS) group with responsibility for:
The oversight of all secured financing across Markets including responsibility for the monitoring and managing of risks arising from DSFT activity
Centralised management of collateral and associated risks
The management of a centralised funding hub for Markets
Within Markets Finance, the Collateral Management unit focuses on the risk management and effective utilisation of collateral posted and received in connection both with secured financing transactions and derivatives.. The team's role is to ensure that Citi's collateral resources and the risks relating to that collateral, whether associated with Citi's principal or agent activities, are appropriately managed, The team plans to add a new team member in London at Director level. The team's primary focus is the monitoring of collateral positions and exposures, both current and projected, the identification of opportunities to utilise collateral more efficiently and the monitoring and managing of collateral-related risks . The team is actively involved in analytical and advocacy efforts related to regulatory developments with implications for collateralised activities. Key benefits include the development of an unusually broad perspective on the firm's markets activities (including Rates, FX, Equities, Commodities and Credit), the acquisition of specialised knowledge of regulatory developments and the firm's financing practices, experience developing and implementing complex analytical processes and technology solutions, exposure to senior leadership, and a rewarding, creative, and dynamic working environment. Key responsibilities include:
The expansion and enhancement of existing collateral capture, reporting, analysis and management tools across all MSS businesses and all legal entities
The design, implementation, automation of robust collateral management mechanisms spanning secured funding and derivative margin posting (initial and variation margin, ETD and OTC, regulatory and non-regulatory, third party and intercompany);
In partnership with colleagues in Markets Finance, the creation and deployment of algorithms / orders of operation to align margin postings and secured funding activities so as to optimally allocate collateral for MSS, taking into account all financial resources and constraints and prioritising appropriately.
The ongoing oversight, review and refinement of collateral management processes and the tools and data supporting them
In collaboration with Markets Finance colleagues the measuring, monitoring and management of collateral risks.
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent)
Relevant experience in Financial Services or strategy consulting
Highly analytical & creative mindset
Strong and impactful presentation skills
Self-motivated, detail oriented, and a quick learner
Ability to work well under pressure, in a front office environment
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
Knowledge of the characteristics of individual security types, securities settlement processes, or capital and liquidity regulations is a plus
Familiarity with large scale data and querying ability is preferred
Experience partnering with the business to assess data for patterns and spot anomalies
Knowledge of Citi's infrastructure is a plus
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