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Independent Real Time Monitoring Analyst

Company/ Firm Name



London, UK

Published Date

19 April 2022

About the job:

Corporate Title: Vice President /   Executive Director

Division: Global Markets

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

GM eTrading Risk & IRTM Team Overview

The GM eTrading Risk is a first line of defence function for low touch electronic trading within Global Markets at Nomura. The team is part of the Wholesale COO function and works closely with each eTrading businesses and technology across Global Markets as well as Second Line functions. GM eTrading Risk is responsible for the build out and maintenance of robust control framework that mitigates risks associated with low touch electronic trading including conduct risk.

The IRTM Team within GM eTrading Risk is responsible for cross asset real time monitoring and trend analysis of direct application and real-time time engine generated alerting in order to identify potential market impacting behaviours and events that could lead to a disorderly market. The team are also responsible for triggering of algorithmic trading system kill-switches as a last resort.


  • Real time review of alerts

  • Escalation where required to Desk heads, Regional head and Compliance

  • Invocation of Kill switch where directed (3rd line)

  • Regular review of Alerting Trends

  • Assist in the development of new alerts that could identify signs of disorderly trading and system run away

  • Production of MI for Global Markets Management and the Electronic & Algorithmic Trading Oversight & Controls Committee (EATOCC)

  • Operate within a follow-the-sun model in conjunction with European and US counterparts

  • Assist with project management of key eTrading initiatives and remediation of corrective actions when necessary.


  • At least 3 years in E-Trading, Technology, Supervision, Operational Risk Management or other relevant function.

  • In-depth knowledge of one or more asset classes: Rates, FX, Equities, F&O, Credit, etc.

  • A strong understanding of Algorithmic trading systems and the inherent risks involved in their use, along with various controls used to mitigate such risks.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage with all levels of management

  • Ability to analyse, interpret, re-factor and present complex data-sets. Strong Excel skills preferable.

  • A self-starter with an ability to drive initiatives and collaborate with global counterparts on deliverables

  • Knowledge of regulation relating to Algorithmic / E-trading  preferable, such as MiFID or equivalent global directives

Diversity Statement

Nomura is committed to an employment policy of equal opportunities, and is fundamentally opposed to any less favourable treatment accorded to existing or potential members of staff on the grounds of race, creed, colour, nationality, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender or sexual orientation.

DISCLAIMER: This Job Description is for reference only, and whilst this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job.  The management reserves the right to revise the job and may, at his or her discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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