Prime Brokerage Client Service - Analyst

Recruiter
Citi
Location
Belfast, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Dec 2022
Closes
23 Dec 2022
Ref
18071629
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Overview of Citi:

Citi is a world-leading global bank. We have approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. We provide consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. We enable clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.
Citi Belfast is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland with a diverse and talented team of over 3000 people from over 40 different nationalities across our four Belfast offices.
We are the only global investment bank operating in Northern Ireland. Every day, our local experts interact with global teams in over 100 countries developing and supporting next-generation technology solutions for the enterprise and delivering critical services to the bank and its customers, to make sure we are a stronger and safer organization for our clients.
You will have a truly global reach, which will provide you with new experiences and development opportunities right here in Belfast's iconic Titanic Quarter.

Organization Overview:
Citi Market Operations and Operations Technology is currently at a pivotal point in its evolution and journey to implement a target operating model. We take pride and are passionate about our People and our culture. We are invested in people and their development. We are transforming and simplifying our operating model creating an exciting environment which encourages diversity of thought and inclusion. We are a dynamic, global and diverse Organisation, with a presence in over 60 Countries; covering all front post execution Operations teams including product aligned Middle Office groups, Settlements, Margin, Asset Servicing, Listed Derivative& Commodities Operations.

We support an extensive range of Capital Markets products and services including Fixed Income (FX, Rates, Credit, Muni, Cash and
Derivatives) where Citi is consistently a dominant top 3 player in the market, Equity (Cash, Derivatives, Prime Brokerage, Futures, Listed Derivs, FXPB) where Citi has a significant growth program to continue to build out its capabilities and services; and Syndicates where we support both FI and EQ new issues and IPOs. Our Operations groups are core to the success of the Markets business and has significant impact across the lifecycle of a Trade. We partner extensively with a range of internal stakeholders including Front Office Sales and Trading Desks, Compliance, Legal, Finance and HR; alongside having significant interaction with our external client base, playing a key role in the overall client experience. We have a Client relationship group dedicated to overseeing the group service performance and strategic partnership for our top tier client base, where we play a key role in supporting our global clients to ensure they have a first class experience when doing business with Citi.

Our Digitization and Implementation group works alongside our Operations teams delivering automation solutions to solve for operational challenges. We partner with Citi's innovation labs to drive optimization and overall play a pivotal role in enabling us to transform to achieve our target operating model. Our Technology groups develop and implement a wide range of applications that support the Operations, Change, Design and Implementation groups in providing innovative products and solutions. We have re-imagined how to provide technology and service in our domain through the alignment of our team vision, culture, and aggressive retirement plan for legacy applications and adoption of a micro-based containerized cloud environment. We encourage our people to create, explore and be adventurous whilst taking measured risk, adopting safe practices to protect the firm. Data lineage and optimization is core to how we develop our eco system. We are growing our capabilities using artificial intelligence, natural language processing and machine learning. Our roles entail ensuring we operate in a robust control environment, whilst in a fast-paced workplace. We comply with global regulations and internal policies and adopt a proactive approach to identifying opportunities to reduce risk through the continuous evaluation of our controls; to protect our clients, the firm and our reputation.
We work closely with our external global peers, partners and regulators, and play an integral part in leading an agenda at the forefront to optimise and streamline processes, and drive strategy across our industry.

Role Overview:
Prime Broker Middle Office supports the Prime Brokerage Business, and is part of the overall Prime Finance Business unit.

The department consists of a client-aligned operational client service and a risk & control team.

The primary role is the responsibility of managing a number of the Prime Brokerage hedge fund clients. The successful candidate will be the main point of contact for all operational queries for that client and they will interact closely with clients/administrators and internally across the Business, Middle Office and Operations.

Job Purpose:
Responsible for providing operational client support for Priority and high focus Prime Brokerage clients.

The primary role will incorporate all aspects of Equity and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage operational client service - covering trade handling, fails management and client account management queries.

This is a client focused role with large volumes and quick turnarounds with an increasing focus on providing innovative value add services to increase both the client experience and potential business revenue.

Key Responsibilities:
Generally the successful candidate will:
  • Main point of contact for client/administrator operational queries
  • Trade handling across equity and fixed income PB, including trade capture, trade kick-outs, broker mapping and connectivity issue resolution with clients/administrators
  • Management of client settlement activity, liaising with settlements and clients to resolve any issues
  • Management of client cash activity, authorisations, reporting and query resolution
  • Review client cash balances / portfolios for operational issues
  • Liaise with Citi execution desk on booking issues
  • Documentation and publication of MIS where required
  • Completion of all daily processes and controls including ad-hoc tasks that may be assigned.
  • Driving initiatives to reduce Manual Touch Points (MTP's)
Development Value:
  • Client service skills development and exposure to clients/business.
  • Develop an in depth knowledge of the products, markets and processes being supported
  • Exposure to products supported by the Prime Finance Middle Office.
  • Fully proficient in the use of technology within own department.
  • Enhancing communication and organisational skills. Meeting targets set within the group and interacting with a wide spectrum of people to achieve these skills.
  • Self motivation, flexibility and a strong desire to succeed will bring a recognised and rewarded career
Knowledge/Experience:
  • Client service experience essential
  • Understanding of life-cycle of trade processing for significant product type (Equity / Fixed Income / Derivatives). Includes trade capture, settlements and reconciliations for the Equity and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage area.
  • Understanding of settlement principles and practices.
  • Work experience in the Financial Services Industry is a benefit.
  • Displays a well-developed ability to schedule work and understand relative priorities.
  • Building positive working relationships and working with team members to understand the root cause of an issue in a timely and effective manner.
Skills/Competencies
  • Computer literate - Ability to quickly grasp several in house systems including Microsoft office applications.
  • Communication - Ability to articulate clearly and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Problem solving - Resolve problems where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of basic procedures and industry standards.
  • Planning and Organising - Ability to work independently and multitask under pressure.
  • Teamwork - the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to work together
  • Attention to detail - Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Leadership - Ability in developing others via coaching and mentoring for effective performance management.
  • Proactive - Identifying situations that could result in new business and developing recommendations tailored to the client.
Qualifications:
  • GCSE / A Level standard
Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if equivalent aptitude can be demonstrated through professional experience.

What we Offer

We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.

We'll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decisions, and allow you to choose which benefits suit you and your personal life best.

Visit our Global Benefits page to learn more.

Highlights to our core benefits include:
  • Award winning pension
  • On-site health services
  • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 Days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure
Citi Belfast also champions diversity within our workforce, which helps us be well and live well together. We have over 40 different nationalities in our Northern Ireland offices, are a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and are proud to have 47% of our leadership team made up of individuals who identify as women.

We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Disability, Multicultural, Families Matter, and Women affinity networks that are run by and for, Citi Belfast colleagues; providing them with the support they need in their personal and professional journeys and supplying them with the tools to help educate colleagues on all things related to each network to help us work better together.
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Job Family Group:
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Job Family:
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Time Type:
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