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Treasury Funding Desk Trader

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Published Date

26 May 2023

About the job:

Department overview:
Treasury is an established function within the Finance division at Nomura.   The department has regional teams in Japan, EMEA, AEJ and the US. In addition, Treasury has a team in Mumbai that provides management information and analytical support for the Global team.

Treasury operates across the three divisions of the Firm (Wholesale, Retail Brokerage and Asset Management) with responsibility for all aspects of unsecured funding and to manage liquidity and funding in accordance with board-mandated stress tests and in compliance with regulatory liquidity requirements.

The department is organised into two functions with strong global orientation:

Funding – The Treasury Funding Desk performs four key functions:
    Run the investment of the ~$20 bn regional liquidity pool (government and supranational bond repo investments)
    Forecast, maintain and fund regional currency requirements (both business and legal-entity), primarily through FX swaps 
    Mandate and price short and long term debt issuances in private and public offerings including structured notes
    Manage interest rate and FX risks related to the corporate division.

Liquidity Management – covers all aspects of liquidity risk management including; internal and regulatory stress testing, scenario analysis, forecasting, variance explain, risk mitigation, ILAAP, Policy and framework reviews. ALCO and Board MIS, reporting, new business, Contingency Funding Plan, business interaction, input into SWD and RRP from a Treasury perspective

Role description
The individual will be member of the EMEA Funding team (six individuals) covering activities for the Global organisation across London, Frankfurt and Paris based entities. The role involves working in a fast-paced environment and managing time-sensitive critical tasks in a controlled and logical manner. There is also a requirement for innovation and process improvement so the role would particularly suit an individual with a keen interest in digital innovation and the application of new fintech tools to drive change.
Working from home flexibility is offered.

Key objectives critical to success:
The role’s responsibilities include:
    FX swaps funding and execution across 30+ currencies with spot hedging of Balance Sheet exposures.
    Daily interaction with Cash Management, Secured Financing Desks in Fixed Income and Equities as well as other divisions to estimate funding requirements on a daily and forward-looking basis to maintain compliance with internal limit guidelines.
    Take a lead role in the application of digital innovation and automation tools in daily funding desk activities to support a model of continuous process, efficiency and control improvement.
    Identification and realisation of funding efficiencies, execution optimisation and risk mitigation opportunities.
    Ensure compliance with regulatory, credit and management-imposed liquidity and risk management requirements.
    Maintenance of liquidity facilities at local central banks.

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:
    Quick minded, calm under pressure, and thorough attention to detail.
    Experience in a front office Treasury role, ideally at a broker-dealer (Treasury/Money Markets desk) is preferred, but candidates with other financial backgrounds will be considered.
    Outstanding Excel skills with VBA or Python experience a strong benefit. Ability to model complex concepts and to use enhanced custom built functions. 
    Good understanding of investment banking products, i.e. FX, secured funding, Debt Capital Markets.
    A passion for improving processes and ensuring flawless execution.
    Articulate and confident communication skills.

    Experience with using new digital innovation and automation tools such as big data visualisation software and low code data manipulation and management software.

Nomura competencies
Trusted Partner
    Acquire professional behaviours and foundational skills
    Communicate to others with respect
    Acquire basic knowledge and skills necessary for the role
    Continue to engage in self-improvement activities as a financial service professional
Entrepreneurial leadership 
    Perform all tasks proactively with a sense of ownership
    Acquire professional behaviours and communication skills
    Seek advice from senior colleagues and act accordingly
    Understand the role, responsibilities and business strategy and act accordingly
    Understand the significance and importance of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management and code of conduct.

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