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DATE ADDED: Thu 03/10/2019

Trade Confirmations Lead Specialist 2 - Broadlands Business Campus (Near Horsham)

Horsham, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive

Who we're looking for
We're looking for experience trade operations Subject Matter Experts to join our trade confirmations team to support the Manager of the team in delivery of the team's responsibilities. You will be ensuring that our equity, fixed income, cash, FX, Repo and Unit Trust trades are confirmed on a timely basis and that settlement instructions are sent accurately and timely.

As a lead specialist you will be able to handle the most complex issues throughout their lifecycle working with internal and external stakeholders as required.

You will thrive in a fast paced environment with an emphasis on meeting tight deadlines. A strong interest in learning and harnessing technology will help you with your role in the organisation.

Someone who can act as a mentor and escalation point for the team's Specialists to support them on a daily basis.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
You'll be based at our new Broadlands Business Campus near Horsham in West Sussex. That's our new operations hub - home to our client servicing, product reporting and operational oversight for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

It's a brand new site, and a brand new team, putting digital first. So we're looking for people who are excited about setting things up, shaking things up, and working across teams. It's a chance to shape how we work rather than slot into an established structure.

It'll have same high standards and international reputation as our HQ in the City of London, without being in the city: a big, countryside campus (and no commute on the Tube) means life will feel a little different.

What you'll do

• Deliver accurate, timely, compliant and cost effective trade processing services;

• Ensure team achieves timely confirmation of trades across equity, fixed income, cash, FX, Repo and Unit Trust trades and ensure timely issuance of settlement instructions and cash payments/receipts;

• Perform function in line with established business controls;

• Provide administrative, transactional based support to others involved in the task of fund / portfolio management;

• Support external client queries and ensure that they are investigated and responded to within agreed timelines;

• Assist training of staff as required on new and existing processes to ensure all tasks can be covered across the team; and

• Provide specialist product knowledge; contribute to department and Company initiatives and projects.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Prior experience gained in a Trade Management function within a Financial Services Operational team supporting equity, fixed income, cash, FX, Repo and Unit Trust asset classes;

• Good operational knowledge of SWIFT messaging standards; and

• Strong understanding of operational risks and control frameworks.

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Asset Management qualifications i.e. IOC or IMC; and

• Wider experience in Asset Management and understanding of the end to end asset lifecycle.

What you'll be like

• An expert in your field and a strong mentor to the team's Specialists;

• Good at analysing and solving problems with a strong handle on operational risk;

• Effective in managing your own time with ability to prioritise tasks and delegate appropriately;

• Open to feedback, receptive to change, challenges status quo and continually looks out for team and self improvement opportunities on self and on the team;

• Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills;

• A strong team player able to develop and manage strong working relationships with global internal departments and external counterparties; and

• Able to adapt to changes quickly and be an advocator of an innovative culture within the team.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.