Securities Lending Trader – Associate

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Location: Sydney

Salary description:

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 1 to 3 years of experience

Our client is a large global, diversified financial services firm with well-established offices in Australia and across APAC. They are seeking an Associate-level Securities Lending Trader to join the Sydney team.

Role Summary:

As part of the Global Securities Finance team, the Asia Pacific Securities Finance team has trading locations in both Sydney and Hong Kong, relationship management in Australia and Singapore, and operational support in India and the Philippines. Australia is a key expansion market for the Securities Finance business who are building their local presence both in the front office and in operations. The Associate, Securities Finance Trader is primarily focused on the lending of client’s APAC Equity/Global Fixed Income securities to the borrower community. The successful candidate will enjoy working amongst a specialist team to optimise revenue through skilled negotiation and effective relationship management with the borrower community. As a market-facing role, this is an unparalleled opportunity for anyone eager to obtain first-class experience as a Securities Finance Trader.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with borrowers and internal global securities finance trading desks to optimise revenue by effectively lending client securities in accordance with client, bank, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Negotiate with borrowers to price transactions based on market supply and demand factors with the ability to make prompt decisions and react to daily market changes.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with borrowers and internal partners including global trading desks, trade support, product and client servicing teams.
  • Monitor the trading book closely and ensure effective risk management to avoid any exposure to both internal and external clients, particularly around corporate actions and liquidity management in those markets with punitive settlement regimes. Work closely with operations teams to minimise all risk situations. Liaise with trade support, collateral and corporate actions teams to promote efficiencies throughout the trading process.

Ideal experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Asia-Pacific securities lending and financial markets, corporate event and income distribution processes.
  • Operations or middle office experience across fixed income and equity asset classes

This is an exceptional Associate-level opportunity to join a market-leading securities lending team in their Sydney office.

The ideal applicant will be relatively early in their career with ideally 1-5 years’ max post-grad work experience in a middle office or trading support capacity.

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