Position: Senior Payments/Settlements Expert - Banking
Essential duties and responsibilities:
This is an opportunity for you to join the Investment Transactions Management team whose purpose is to confirm and settle all trades performed by the internal portfolio managers on a global market and payments related to trading activities.
In your role, you will have exposure to the diverse investment portfolio consisting of rates and credit products, securities lending, repos/reverse repo, derivative payments, collateral payments, real estate investments, acquisitions and many more. You will confirm the trades and cash flows with counter-parties and brokers, supervise until their successful settlement and resolve issues or discrepancies.
You would also hold responsibility for supporting Insurance Linked Securities issuances, Asset Transfers, Private Investments & Acquisitions and similar transactions, as well as cooperate with team in creating and maintaining accurate controls to preserve low risk environment. In addition, adhering to all relevant regulatory requirements such as MiFID, EMIR, CSDR, SFTR, etc. across multiple jurisdictions is essential.
Also, this position places a significant emphasis on ad-hoc global projects of both business and IT nature. Team continually strives for more standardization & innovation, utilizing automation & digitalization initiatives to improve efficiency and minimize financial, reputation and regulatory risk.
Fully control and supervise payment/settlement confirmations with external parties and support post-settlement reconciliation
Monitor and avoid money laundering or fraud activities
Request and confirm standard settlement instruction setup across relevant system landscape
Analyse correspondence across all forms of communication
Perform root cause analysis of any operational break/inefficiency; diagnosis the error and propose solution.
Full comprehension of end to end workflow; including but not limited to trade confirmation, settlement, payment & life cycle maintenance.
Contextual understanding of system landscape and corresponding ledger entries in any/all non-Investment Book Of Records (IBOR) systems/applications.
Provide technical support and analysis for all current IBOR systems and auxiliary applications
Provide backup for other key business unit tasks.
Implement change within the team while adhering to current control framework along with creating new controls when necessary to support our constantly evolving business
Point of contact with Group Internal Audit, External Audit, Risk, Product Control, Compliance & Compliance Assurance functions
Impact change across the AM Landscape; promote, direct and foster innovation and change from both a macro & micro level.
Communicate across multiple business divisions, regions, & management levels.
Previous experience with investment transactions processing (e.g. trade settlement, payments execution) required
Strong understanding of financial products & markets
Knowledge of Swift messaging mandatory
Knowledge of Aladdin, Apex, EFront, Bottomline, Bloomberg, Markit, CTM, FIX, Alert advantageous
Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to present to senior management and key partners
Outstanding communication skills with individuals and groups in a range of settings, including presenting complex issues to groups and building support for the execution of new strategies, initiatives, and approaches
Ability to learn on demand with an emphasis on being taken outside of current comfort zone.
Ability to self-prioritize daily tasks and align them with the strategic agenda of the business and management deadlines
Ability to work in a high stress environment while maintaining a calm demeanor and integrity
Interaction with other parties
Trading desks (fixed income, securities lending, derivatives) & Portfolio managers and their Middle Office support teams
Treasury (Cash Management)
Static and Reference Data
Risk Management & Compliance
IT (Group, Treasury, Asset Management)
Counterparties, brokers, custodians and vendors
Medical service contribution
Life insurance contribution
HO partially possible
According to experience! We are searching different levels of seniority for our client. Mid level 2-3 years of relevant experience. Senior expert level 5+ years of relevant experience.