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Institutional Banking – KYC / Due Diligence

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Our client is seeking an experienced KYC / Due Diligence analyst – coming from an institutional / corporate banking KYC background. The Due Diligence Officer is responsible for institutional client KYC/ onboarding and due diligence for corporate and institutional banking clients.

KYC Client on-boarding

  • Check if clients’ documents are in place and correctly filed
  • KYC Checking: verification KYC forms completed and verification supporting documents against the checklist
  • Input data in  KYC Form and control data quality
  • Check and upload clients’ documents
  • Handle the workflow with stakeholders (Compliance, B/L) until final sign-off
  •  Instruct Client Referential team to open client accounts in accounting and Back Office systems

KYC re-certification (periodical task depending on customer sensitivity):

  • Check the KYC master list and select the client group needs to be reviewed
  • KYC Checking: verification KYC forms completed and verification supporting documents against the checklist
  • Input data and control data quality
  • Check and upload clients’ documents
  • Handle workflow w/ stakeholders (Compliance, B/L) to final sign-off
  • KYC freeze process and monitoring
  • Verify the correctness of the amendment instruction (e.g. company search and signature verification), list of authorised signatures or SSI.
  • Data update and legal document upload  (e.g. new registered address, new business address, new legal name)
  • Handle the workflow (to be signed-off by SBO

Experience:

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ Due Diligence / KYC experience required from Corporate / Institutional Banking 
  • Knowledge of corporate banking products
  • Tertiary studies in the banking / finance industry
  • Sound experience in a customer service environment

DCM – Analyst or Associate

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Leading global investment bank seeking an experienced DCM Analyst /  Associate 1 to join their small team of 4 in Sydney.

This is a newly created role supporting the Head of DCM Australia. Ideally seeking someone at the Senior Analyst / Junior Associate level

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing support in developing the DCM platform in Sydney as required, including being responsible for production of presentations, RFP’s, any other written material required by external and internal clients, maintenance of databases, regular updates on market conditions, financial modelling etc.

Responsibilities
• Assist in the development of DCM relationships across the client spectrum
• Assist in providing tailor-made market updates to clients
• Preparation of presentation materials for clients
• Assist in finding debt capital markets based solutions for client problems and presenting to clients
• Assisting in ratings advisory work, capital analysis and financial analysis, as required.
• Assist Marketers Debt Capital marketing activities (including analysis of annual reports/financial statements, cash flow modeling for bond transactions)
• Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory authorities, audit requirements and established bank approved risk limits

Experience:

• 2-5 years experience in a similar capital markets role ideally DCM.
• Strong eduucational background
• Excellent communication skills
• Good Debt markets / fixed income understanding.

DCM Transaction Legal Associate

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A global investment bank is seeking a DCM-focused Legal Associate for a Transaction Manager position, on a long-dated 12-month contract, as part of their DCM Corporate Trust team.

The Transaction Manager is responsible for the review, negotiation, and execution of governing deal documents entered into by the DCM Trust Management team and shall effectively see transactions through from mandate to closing. Serves as primary point of contact (in conjunction with Client & Business Development and/or Global Client Solutions) with all external parties on new transactions, communicating matters of concern to internal working groups and provide on transaction management consultation during the life of the issuance.

Areas of focus for this Transaction Management team:

1) Deal Acceptance

  • Reviews, negotiates, and executes of all governing documents for new transactions ensuring that the deal documentation reflects appropriate operational responsibilities and documentation standards.
  • Prepares, and presents deals and submissions to the local Business Acceptance, Trust, and Jurisdictional Acceptance Committee for new business, ensuring the deal has been properly approved by the Client prior to execution of the governing documents. Liaisons with product management, risk and legal to ensure compliance.
  • Liaise with the internal Legal department related to unusual or novel features in deal documents and escalate to the Legal department all litigation or potential litigation issues

2) Deal Closing

  • Liaises with external and internal working group parties to coordinate closing timeframes, enlisting Client & Business Development and/or Global Client Solutions, as appropriate
  • Prepares instructions for support utilities to open the necessary accounts on relevant applications, including cash, custody and bondholder record keeping systems
  • Requests and receives at closing original signed documents, global notes and any credit facilities, UCCs, bond insurance policies and other collateral, and facilitate forwarding such by secure means to Global Client Solutions for safekeeping

3) Deal Set Up

  • Procures the safe keeping and scanning of all investor documents and contractual documents entered into by the Client entities, including the complete closing transcript where applicable
  • Completes the appropriate checklist for effective transfer of the deal to Client & Business Development, Global Client Solutions and/or Client Service Delivery, (as applicable) in a timely manner under tight timeframes.

Prior Experience

  • Degree level education ideally within law or financial services
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience in legal private practice and / or DCM banking transaction experience involving document negotiation

This is an exceptional opportunity for a DCM-focused Legal Associate to join this prominent US Investment Bank in their Transaction Management team, on an initial 12m contract. This position will be paid a suitable Daily Rate, in line with your experience – although a suitable range will be $600-700pd [equivalent to $135k-160k].

We look forward to receiving your application for this exceptional opportunity.

Operations Officer – Institutional Banking

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Our client is a leading global institutional bank with a sizeable presence in Australia. They are seeking a candidate with experience in EXIGO/RITS settlement platform, as well as SWIFT process / payments, i.e., MT103, MT202.

Position Purpose

Operations provide support to Global Markets (Equity, Fixed Income), ALM Treasury and Global Banking activities (Cash Management, Trade Finance). ALMT desk is responsible for the market risks of the Bank’s balance sheet.

The desk is also responsible for analysing the Branch’s liquidity risks and protecting the Group liquidity and Treasury position. Operations supports the management of liquidity flows as well as settlements of NCD issuances, call deposits, FX, and securities.

FXLM business offers a complete suite of products and services to address clients investing and hedging needs. The operational support covers settlements of FX and MM transactions for corporate clients.

Responsibilities

This role will work closely with Global Market & ALMT and Cash Management Operations whilst assistance related to Trade Operations where required but limited.

Cash Operations

  • Assist with Cash Management transaction processing, client support and satisfaction. Monitoring of payment queues and transaction reports throughout the day. Correcting any payment anomalies.

Global Market & ALMT Operations

To ensure that the following instruments are monitored and settled in a timely manner:

  • FX (spots, forwards, swaps & FX Options) & Money Market trades (call accounts & term deposits)
  • Securities (bonds and repurchase agreements)
  • Treasury transactions (NCD, call accounts, bond futures, bond and repurchase agreements)

Trade Operations

  • Assist the Trade & Supply Chain Finance team in front to back processing of Documentary Letters of Credit & Collections, handles Receivable & Payable financing, Issuance of Bank guarantees for corporate clients including Domestic and International Bank Guarantees/Standby Letters of Credit.

Specific Qualifications & Experience Required

  • 1-3 years corporate banking operations experience across FX, MM, FI, or Treasury operations.
  • Experience in EXIGO/RITS settlement platform.
  • Experience in SWIFT process / payment, i.e., MT103, MT202

Equity IT Support Engineer

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This is an exceptional Equities Execution Support Engineer position with one of our clients, a global Investment Bank, in support of the APAC Equity Trading team in Sydney.

Position Purpose:

You will be joining the Global Market Equities Execution production support team provides an end-to-end support service for electronic equity trading applications and users in APAC. Interacting and working alongside the front office, developers, business analysts, middle office, and infrastructure teams. The role also involves working with the front office trading desk on the trading floor in APAC. Being the forefront of supporting the applications the team members have high exposure to and work with the Front-to-Back Business teams on a daily basis within a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Position Focus:

The role offers the chance to take a high-profile role in providing proactive and reactive support to the Equities Trading business and its clients whilst working closely with development and production support teams. The role-based in Sydney supports trading area of the equity trading business across over 16 APAC exchanges, including connectivity and market data. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to and lead projects based on the core production management workstreams such as monitoring enhancement programs.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Incident management- business and technology communication, coordination, and resolution of incidents, from external issues such as exchange problems to internal application bugs impacting the production environment
  • Problem management – post-incident review ensuring that the issue has been permanently resolved what value add items can be completed to ensure the issue does not re-occur
  • Drive an operational environment for front-office business applications from daily operational tasks, incident & problem management, change, and new application/service onboarding, ensuring a stable operating environment for the applications.
  • Morning and weekend checks – in conjunction with global teams ensuring system readiness for the start of day and start of week

Technical & Behavioural Competencies:

  • Several years working experience in a financial institution or vendor house in providing equity trading solutions and dealing with business users on support or requirement gathering.
  • Front Office users support experience is desirable
  • Getting things done in large organisations – understanding of where to use processes and how to build and operate a network
  • Technical knowledge on supporting FIX, Algo, and market data are required
  • APAC markets specific trading knowledge and previous experience with cash equities trading systems will be an advantage
  • Experience with using UNIX, Linux, Wintel, Perl/Shell scripting, Excel, and VBA as well as ability to write SQL to extract, patch data and troubleshooting in Sybase and Oracle databases

Competencies & Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • A strong team player, and able to work in a global organisation
  • A Computer Science, IT, or Financial Markets focused degree
  • Prior working experience in a financial institution or vendor in providing equity trading solutions & dealing with business users on support or requirement gathering.
  • Front Office users support experience is desirable

 

The salary range is flexible depending on your prior experience. This is an exceptional Equity Markets Trading Desk Support Engineer position, working for a prominent stable Investment Bank, in their Sydney office.

Please kindly apply with a Word version CV to this position, for our review.

Trade Finance Operations – Team Leader

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This is a great team leading level opportunity to join a leading global corporate bank operations department.

The Trade Finance operations team is responsible for the front to back processing of Documentary Letters of Credit & Collections, handles Receivable & Payable financing, Issuance of Bank guarantees for corporate clients including Domestic and International Bank Guarantees/Standby Letters of Credit.

The main responsibilities of the Trade Finance Operations Team Leader is to oversee the operations function, drive operational excellence, provide prompt, accurate resolutions of operational issues, and ensure adherence to comply with internal & external regulatory and compliance requirements.

The supervisor has these specific tasks in addition to the team duties:

  • Supervise team members – 6 staff
  • Hold regular one to one and team meetings
  • Ensure staff cross-training throughout the team covering all the products
  • Monitor ongoing staff performance and perform yearly appraisals

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for Trade & Supply Chain Operations function; raise the standard of performance to meet the goals of internal stakeholders and external Customers;
  • Oversee & implement standardised processes, analyse/measure productivity & workload, lead process improvement through day-to-day BAU work;
  • Develop and document policies, SOPs, and workflows to bring efficiency to a high-volume and deadline-driven environment;
  • Execute, implement operational projects/plans, delegating tasks/assignments and measure results;
  • Undertake responsibility for review, drafting, processing and authorisation of Guarantee applications, ensure potential risks concerning the wordings are raised, either accepted by Legal/Business or mitigated by revision, making sure all ambiguities and contradictions are addressed;
  • Assume responsibilities related to Documentary Letters of credit; Classification : Internal
  • Perform all controls, ensure LC/SBLC/Guarantees are issued in accordance policies, UCP Rules, Trade Finance, Guarantee & SCF Checklists, local branch SOPs, Credit Risk authorisation tickets, Special requirements and agreed client conditions;

Qualifications & Experience Required for the role

  • Exposure to a broad range of Trade Finance products with thorough experience in handling Documentary Letters of Credit/Standby LCs & Bank Guarantees
  • Minimum 7+ years’ direct experience with progressive responsibility and management experience
  • In-depth technical knowledge of UCP600, ISP98 & URDG75
  • Advanced Excel and MS Office applications
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian and global banking regulatory and compliance environments
  • Experience of controls to manage Operational Risks

Our clients include

* Prior invoiced clients across the region.