When a trader executes a trade with a client, that is only the start of the process. Operations professionals are responsible for the post-execution trade processing and internal controls from trade entry through to settlement and custody. Operations is also responsible for proprietary and customer transactions of both primary and secondary trading in diverse transactions in a variety of divisions.
Opportunities are available to work closely with colleagues in the Fixed Income, Commodities, Equity and Prime Brokerage businesses to process complex transactions to solve operational problems, respond to business issues and client needs, assist in risk management, conduct revenue analysis, and participate in firm re-engineering projects.
Operations professionals ensure transactions are settled and correctly recorded, develop and maintain strong client relationships, ensure all operational risks are recognised and managed and internal controls are complete and operating effectively. Additionally operations provides support in new markets and new products, partners with technology to find solutions to technical problems and aims for improvement and the delivery of innovative solutions. Operations is a critical part of the bank because it manages financial information and uses financial reporting to create efficient capital markets.
A career in operations is best suited for those who have excellent attention to detail, a methodical approach to work, good analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
- On track for a 2.1 or above
- Minimum 'BBB' at A level (or equivalent in UCAS points)
- No specific degree subject is required
- Broad knowledge of the finance industry is required
- Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Collaborative, interpersonal style