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Senior Derivatives Middle Office (OTC)

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: Up to $85k AUD base

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

This s​enior derivatives middle office ​contract ​role is responsible for supporting the Derivatives Team Leader with the oversight of the day-to-day workflow of their team.​ They assist in developing the Derivatives Officers to enable the achievement of team goals​.​

The team is responsible for processing Derivatives trades in the Investment System and arranging settlements to the custodians or clearing brokers. This includes: trade capture, asset set-up, confirmation, trade processing, cash flow confirmation, reconciliation, etc. They also responsible for investigating and clearing custody, broker and Investment Manager reconciliation breaks.

Experience required :
3- 5 years’ experience within a hands-on OTC & or Listed Derivative Operations role. Detailed technical knowledge of trade processes from order placement through to settlement and valuation.  Detailed product knowledge specifically in relation to domestic and international derivatives, either Exchange Traded and/or Over The Counter. Exposure to the processing and valuing of the majority of the following instruments is necessary:

•    Futures and Options
•    OTC FX Options
•    Interest Rate Swaps
•    Cross Currency Swaps
•    Credit Swaps
•    Index Swaps
•    Equity Swaps

Technical Skills required:
Minimum 3-5 years’ related experience in the global custody, Derivative financial services industry
Strong technical knowledge in:
•    Derivatives Debt/Fixed Interest & FX securities, OTCs
•    Security code setup, pricing & valuation of Derivative securities
•    IM & global custody Trade process from order placement through to settlement including reconciliations
•    Derivative valuations and Fund accounting
•    MS Word, Power Point & Excel
•    Hi-Portfolio
•    Pricing providers i.e. Markit, Bloomberg, Reuters,
•    ISDA specifically CSA agreements would be useful

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