Investment Banking

Investment Banking

Corporate Finance / ECM – Analyst/ Associate

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Our client is a leading institutional equities broking and advisory firm seeking an experienced ECM Analyst or Associate reporting into the Head of ECM.

Ideal backgrounds will be candidates with 2-6 years’ relevant experience post University coming from other corporate finance firms, big 4 chartered accounting deal teams,  or capital markets legal backgrounds.

  • You will be responsible for all equity transactions within a small team of 4
  • Working on range of transactions including IPO’s, Rights Issues, Capital Raising’s and private and public placements.This will include drafting and negotiating key transactions documents and managing external client relationships.
  • Working closely with other teams across the firm to deliver an integrated service to our clients.
  • Managing and building external client relationships, including assisting with business development activities for key existing clients and new clients

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experienced Analyst or Associate (2-6 years’ experience) coming from corporate advisory, chartered accounting or financial services legal background
  • 3-5 years’ demonstrable experience in equity capital markets: rights issues, IPO’s Capital raisings, placements preferably in the Australian market
  • Strong legal skills, coupled with a high degree of commitment and practical mindset

Equity Options – Traders Assistant

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An exceptional trading support position has become available in direct support of an Equity Options trading team.

This position would suit a trade support or middle office professional who has experience with a global investment bank or broker and is seeking to support a high-performing team of traders.

Equity options knowledge required!

The ideal applicant would have previous experience for a few years within equity options in a direct trade support, or trade execution capacity.

Our client is keen for applicants who have a solid trade support experience with direct trade booking and P&L support for the traders, and strong options product knowledge for this role will be important.

This position will support one of the Aussie market Options trading desks based in Sydney In addition, the Trader Assistant will often be required to support other trading desks during if other trading teams need desk coverage.

The team is responsible for close liaison with other trading teams as well as interaction with domestic and offshore divisions to facilitate timely and accurate settlement, reconciliations with the ASX/SFE, plus accurate books and balances and trade booking functions.


• Work with traders, operations and external Prime Brokers to ensure trading system parity
• Co-ordinate and facilitate resolution of trade discrepancies (liaison with desk, IT)
• Complete Equity and Derivative trade bookings
• Work with program desk on setting up / facilitating domestic and international trading details, including liaison with offshore offices
• Australian equity product set up
• Become involved in projects / strategic work as required
• Remain flexible in regard to products dealt with
• Liaise with local and global IT teams to ensure that trades flow through systems correctly
• Collate monthly management reporting data

We are looking for high calibre people who possess the following competencies:

• Around 3+ years’ experience in a middle office / trade support capacity at a global investment bank in Asia Pac focused on Equity options trading support
• 2 years’ experience working with sales/traders
• Ideally some corporate actions knowledge
• Good understanding of Equity Options
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Trading Systems Support Engineer

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Our client is a leading prop trading firm seeking a Trading Systems Support Engineer to join their Sydney team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support of critical trading applications within a distributed multi-server environment
  • Provide trade floor support working directly with traders
  • Coordinate UAT and handle production software releases
  • Work closely with Operations and Development teams
  • Develop scripts and other tools to support our trading systems operations as required

You will have:

  • Course work, Certificate or Tertiary Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Strong interest in the finance industry and capital markets
  • Knowledge of scripting languages is required (Python, Bash, PHP)
  • Linux experience a strong plus
  • Understanding of Networking and System Infrastructure

This role would suit a candidate with a background in IT/Computer Science who might be working in the industry already but is looking for a smaller company where your contribution will be noticed and have reasonable working hours.

Candidates who have  2 – 5 years’ experience in an application support role will also be considered.

IT Operational Risk & Control Manager – Leading Global Investment Bank

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Working with a leading global bank, the IT Operations Risk and Control Manager is responsible for ensuring the banks IT activities are in accordance to the IT Governance framework and are up to regulation standards.

As part of operational risk management division, the IT Operations Risk Manager is responsible for ensuring the deployment of policies and procedures and, in coordination with the different bank stakeholders, implementation and maintenance of an efficient IT risk framework within the Operational Risk Management and Control framework, this involves

  • IT Risk
  • IT Incident
  • IT Control
  • IT Recommendation
  • Continuous improvement

Experience/ qualifications/ technical attributes required:

  • 5+  years  of experience in IT Risk, Control and Audit environment.
  • Prior experience in IT  Security Risk management
  • A solid background in operational risk management and control framework
  • Knowledge of IT practices: project management, security, continuity and production
  • Familiar with process analysis and improvement, drafting of workflows and procedures
  • Prior experience in managing a team is preferred
  • Candidates must possess tertiary qualification, preferably majoring in a  quantitative discipline, with  5+  years  of experience in IT Risk, Control and Audit environment. Prior experience in IT  Security Risk management and certification in CISA / CISSP would be advantageous.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in operational risk within Financial Services with an IT focus working for a global organisation. The expected salary range is $125-135k plus super.

Executive Assistant – Investment Banking- 12 month contract

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One of our investment banking clients is seeking an Assistant for their Investment Banking Division. Initially this position is for a contract cover for 12 months.

This is a mid level EA role and candidates will have between 3-8 years prior experience working in another EA, Personal Assistant or Team Assistant role within another leading bank, Private Equity firm or Asset Manager.

Importantly, the successful candidate will need to have the following attributes;

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be confident in person and on the phone
  • Be able to articulate themselves quickly and clearly
  • Be sharply presented, and…
  • Ideally will have some financial markets experience


  • Extensive, complex diary management, including coordination of internal and external meetings, calls, video conferences.
  • Maintain team diaries and contacts
  • Telephone answering is a priority & accurate and prompt messages and assistance
  • Travel & book flights and accommodation for team, including knowledge and awareness of the whereabouts of bankers, relevant client activities and travel policy guidelines
  • Expenses & accurately complete expense reports for team of bankers each month Assisting bankers and general administration tasks, source and collate research information, news runs and project materials as required.
  • Coordinate couriers and outgoing mail, distribute incoming mail
  • General administration, including document production (Word) when required; ad hoc project work
  • Client entertainment & organize ad hoc lunches, dinners; work with
  • Events Manager and bankers to invite clients to events
  • Actively foster a cohesive work environment within the EA team; working effectively with other EAs to ensure support cover during lunch hours and other absences
  • Build and maintain relationships with staff in offshore offices

Qualifications / Experience Required

  • The successful candidate will have at least 3-8 years of EA / TA or PA corporate experience, ideally with an investment bank or within the financial services industry
  • Must be able to work proactively in a fast-paced and demanding environment and have the ability to prioritize a busy workload
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple tasks and deliver quality results
  • Exhibit highest standards of professionalism and maturity and the ability to bring ideas and experience to tasks
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; able to interact at all levels
  • Proactive, punctual, reliable and a team player, together with a willingness to help other members of the EA team
  • Be a good team player who is willing and ready to help your peers to ensure smooth daily operation in the office
  • Business acumen and financial awareness
  • Fast and accurate keyboard skills
  • Advanced Outlook skills required for contacts maintenance and diary scheduling, including time zones
  • Advanced skills in Word including mail merge and long, complex documents
  • Intermediate Excel skills for general reporting and register maintenance

Records Manager – Initial 6 Month Contract

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Our client is seeking a Records Management specialist to join their team in Sydney responsible for end to end solution delivery in the information governance and records management.

The Information / Records Management Specialist is responsible for end-to-end solution delivery including client engagement, Records Management tool implementation, end-user education and service promotion.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure Records Management policy, procedures and processes are documented and maintained.
  • Drive improvement of the organisation’s record keeping processes as identified through reviews and audits.
  • Develop and maintain a records retention/disposal program, including managing the processes for the retention, destruction, storage and access to inactive records (in electronic & hardcopy format)
  • Liaise with the Risk & Technology team to ensure an ongoing audit program of records management practices monitors compliance with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking research and providing high level advice to Client’s employees and management in relation to complex Records management issues, and developing and delivering strategies, plans, solution designs, reports, and submissions that resolve those issues

Qualifications and experience required:

  • Relevant qualifications or demonstrated professional experience in Information Governance or related disciplines.
  • Experience in Records Management in a large environment
  • Demonstrated experience designing and planning delivery of effective whole of Records Management frameworks or projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in complying with Data related Risks & audits
  • Added advantage to have Working knowledge of IBM Records Management tool

Our clients include

* Prior invoiced clients across the region.