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Executive Assistant – Investment Banking – 12-month contract

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Our client is a leading global investment bank seeking an Executive Assistant for a 12-month contract starting in February 2020.

Key responsibilities:

  •  Extensive, complex diary management, including coordination of internal and external meetings, calls, video preferences
  •  Maintains team diaries and contacts – telephone answering is a priority
  •  Travel – book flights and accommodation for team
  •  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
  • Client entertainment – organise ad hoc lunches, dinners
  • Actively foster a cohesive work environment within the EA team; working effectively with other EA’s to ensure cover during lunch hours and other absences
  • Build and maintain relationships with staff in offshore offices

​​​​​​Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Prior investment banking or financial services EA / PA/ TA experience
  • Experience in providing support and senior levels of an organisation
  • Able to manage priorities and conflicting issues in a professional manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs
  • Extensive experience in admin in a fast paced environment

The ideal candidate will have a 3+ years’ investment banking or financial services EA/ PA experience along with strong communication skills.

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 previous experience with a global investment bank or broker and 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.

Responsibilities:

• 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

Brokerage – Sales Associate – 8-month contract – Equity and Fixed Income

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Our client is a leading global firm, seeking an experienced Fixed Income & Equity Middle Office + Client Service Associate for an 8 month contract

The candidate will be responsible middle office operational trade support and client service for the sales and trading teams for their clients global brokerage business.

Responsibilities:

  • Books out / allocates all equity (cash equity and program trading) and fixed income transactions to the relevant client accounts, and manages confirmation process with clients
  • Responsible for Day-to Day Relationship with Third-party Vendors
  • Maintenance of Client Static data, including confirmation set up, commission rates in various markets, sub-account setup, booking preferences per market
  • Provides operational support to the trading desk, answering operational queries and providing guidance on the operational impact of trading actions.
  • Closely monitors both market-side and client side trade matching and settlement, resolving issues with clients and execution brokers

Qualifications:

  • Preferably degree educated with 5+ years of relevant experience in a securities operations role. Sell-side operations experience preferred
  • Knowledge of global securities markets including emerging/frontier markets
  • Proven understanding of the trading and settlement life cycle for equities and fixed income
  • Experience with front-end order management systems (eg. Fidessa / Bloomberg SSEOMS) beneficial

Graduate Commodity Trader

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This is a great opportunity to work in close support of the head of a petroleum commercial trading business in Melbourne. This is a unique opportunity to forge a career in an oil or petroleum trading or broker function.

Our client is a leading global oil and petrol supply business, and this is working in their small commercial supply head office in Melbourne. The ideal profile for this position would be a recent graduate with a good educational profile, and some junior level experience in commodity supply logistics. 

A Bachelor degree in a Science, Agri, Commodities or Finance discipline would probably be a neat fit. The focus on this position is to coordinate commercial supply of petroleum, which includes logistics coordination and as you become more senior then commercial contract negotiation for supply of oil and petroleum product. As such, this position requires very strong communication skills, and commercial acumen.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of all inbound shipping operations
  • Liaising with agents, terminal operators and statutory authorities
  • Analysing, forecasting and optimization of cargoes
  • Commercial analysis and adhoc reporting
  • Support commercial manager
  • Contract management

Requirements needed:

  • Maximum of 1 – 4 years of post-university experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team in a busy, high-pressure environment
  • Be self-motivated and highly committed
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to recognise and allocate priorities
  • Strong analytical and forecasting skills including the develop and operation of spread sheets
  • Strong commercial capabilities
  • Petroleum industry experience is beneficial

The salary is somewhat open for the successful applicant, although the role is best suited for an applicant probably 1 to 4yrs out of university, with a salary in line with this level of experience.

Investment Strategist

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Our client is a global investment management firm seeking an Investment Strategist to join their Singapore office.

The Investment Strategist will represent all our client’s strategies, including Asset Allocation, Focused Equities, Global Equities, Fixed Income and Emerging Markets to APAC investors. The individual will work closely with research and portfolio managers across the firm and will serve as a source of product and market knowledge.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the lead investment strategist for the APAC region with responsibility for client service and retention, new business development, and external communications
  • Build our clients brand across the APAC region by developing Asia- oriented investor content (white papers, short blurbs, strategic relationship projects) for external consumption that will assist with business development and client efforts)
  • Partner with Global Client Relations to understand client needs, advocate for those internally through educating colleagues, and build appropriate solutions for wealth markets across Asia
  • Work with the Asset Allocation team to articulate the AA approach, forecasts, investment process and strategies in a compelling manner; also develop knowledge of our clients teams and strategies
  • Effectively collaborate across our clients organisation to influence change and deliver APAC revenue growth

Skills/ qualifications required:

  • An undergraduate degree from a well-regarded academic program is required. An advanced degree or a CFA is a plus
  • Strong backgrounds in investing, (research, strategy, product or portfolio management) coupled with strong client service and relationship building abilities.
  • An understanding of the APAC market and its workings, and local (China) market regulatory landscape, as well as Mandarin language skills are key.
  • Existing network of relationships across the APAC region.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and an ability to educate and convey complex investment strategies to clients

The ideal candidate will have up to ten years’ investment experience and the ability to discuss a range of asset classes with sophisticated across APAC, previous investing experience in research or portfolio management is highly desired. The salary for this role will be dependent on previous experience.

SG license number: 15S7735

Investment Operations Analyst

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Our client is a leading global Infrastructure Manger & Investment Strategy Adviser seeking an Investment Operations Analyst to join their Sydney team.

The role is within the investment operations team which works closely with asset managers and the investment advisory team to provide high quality portfolio analysis, performance reporting and investment support across the firm and to clients.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Provision of advice to our superannuation clients.
  • Preparation of tailored performance analysis and reporting.
  • Maintenance of performance models, including reconciliation of investment records.
  • Provision of unit pricing support services.
  • Assisting with the settlement of direct alternative investment transactions.
  • Liaising with clients, custodians and other service providers to resolve queries.

Knowledge and experience required:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • 1-4 years’ relevant experience gained within a financial institution such as a fund manager or superannuation fund, although recent graduates with strong academic results will also be considered.
  • Experience of SQL also considered favourably

The ideal candidate for this role will have 1 -4 years of post-university experience gained within a financial institution, preferably a fund manager or superannuation fund.

Our clients include

* Prior invoiced clients across the region.