International Settlements

Eximius Finance
London, United Kingdom
£60k - £70k
02 Aug 2022
19 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities: Key responsibilities apportioned include but are not limited to: Overall • Undertake day-to-day duties as necessary and provide coverage during periods of high volumes or unexpected absences. • Ensure defined standards, procedures and policies are appropriately followed, identifying potential efficiencies. • Ensure all deadlines and deliverables are met, both individually and as a team. • Escalate exceptions and issues in a timely manner to Head of Transaction Processing. • On-going review of processes and procedures to help identify areas for improvement which will maximise efficiency and effectiveness. • Develop good working relations with other departments (Investment Managers, Compliance, Legal, Risk Management and Control, Distribution, Finance and HR) and third party service providers. Core • Monitor trade flow to confirm that all transaction bookings, cancellations and amendments are successfully processed and necessary instructions are sent to the relevant counterparties and custodians. • Ensure timely and accurate confirmation of all trades (Fixed Income, Equity, FX and Interest Rate Swaps, as well Fixed Deposits and Repos and that these are successfully sent to the market. Where required checking and authorising supporting documentation. • Confirm and reconcile the accuracy of margin calls with the brokers, ensuring that any discrepancies are raised with the broker and that payments are processed in a timely manner. • Ensure prompt resolution of breaks and failing trades, liaising with necessary internal and external groups as required. • Ensure prompt investigation and validation of any debit interest or claims to allow Ashmore to claim the counterparty if appropriate or to resolve claims raised by custodians • Identify and escalate issues and recommend creative solutions to these. • Respond to business, client and third party queries in a timely and efficient manner. • Collaborate with internal departments and external brokers and custodians to service the business. Other • Support internal, client and regulatory audit requirements. • Perform other duties as assigned and incidental to the work described above. • Monitor and process collateral movements as required within the established timeframes. • Monitor, process and input voluntary Corporate Action events and Proxy Votes in line with agreed processes. • Ensure that the FX netting process results in all the eligible FXs being closed and that a netting trade is instructed to offset the transactions. Key Competencies Required for Role: • Minimum of 4 years' relevant experience in Transaction Processing within an investment management firm or an Investment Bank. • Demonstrate an excellent understanding of trade instruction, confirmation, fails and settlements processes. • Robust knowledge of all instruments types and particular familiarity with emerging markets. • Flexibility and experience in managing high urgency tasks and adjusting to shifting priorities. • Strong organisational, problem solving and analytical skills with high level of attention to detail. • Competence in the use of data rich systems, such as portfolio accounting systems and industry standard infrastructure (such as OMGEO CTM, SWIFT, FX All and Markit Trade Manager) as well as excellent Microsoft Office skills
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