Middle Office Specialist – Rates
Standard Chartered
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 6 يوم

About Standard Chartered

We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours -

do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.

This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

MIDDLE OFFICE OVERVIEW Financial Markets Middle Office was set up in 2016 to deliver first class trade support,business enablement and accurate / timely trade representation in order to meet obligationsto clients, counterparties and regulators.

We are product and process subject matter expertsaligned to the Global Financial Markets business providing follow the sun support, acontinuous improvement mindset and industry connectivity.

Key Middle Office principles :

  • Business alignment / Product expertise : Product specialists who understandbusiness priorities and strategy, define optimal solutions leveraging industryleading facilities and influence behaviour through countenance
  • Connect : Build bridges across the bank to simplify current operating model, createefficiencies and identify new opportunities
  • Leadership and Market presence : Own your domain and influence productevolution, define internal standards and shape future utilities through selectiveindustry positioning
  • Risk Manager : Define the standard to effectively control the T-0 business day;understand regulations, key trends, and external incidents;
  • voice opinions andconcerns; protect the bank ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support for Rates and Credit Trading and Sales Desks including support for CDS,Bonds, Rates Derivatives and Structured Derivatives.
  • Own query remediation, trade life-cycling and other day-to-day processing, ensuringtimely escalation, in order to minimise risk
  • Understand the trade lifecycle from front to back and be the subject matter expert andgo-to person for the core systems processing
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovate : o Partner with Technology to deliver transformationo Work with FO to identify booking model improvements and drive efficiency
  • Face of Operations to Sales and Trading Desks locally primary point of contact : o Insulate FM from post execution processing / queries, represent Operationsfunctionso Build team profile with the Front Officeo Stakeholder engagement, 2-
  • way flow of information Trusted Advisor

  • New business enablement and solutions, partner to deliver strategic FM initiatives
  • Constantly seek opportunities to improve global consistency, work closely with theHubs (GBS) and other regions to close gaps and standardise processes.
  • Communicate with clients to solve immediate day to day issues with transactions aswell as understand their longer terms needs to shape business decisions in Operations
  • Build strong relationship with Hub teams (GBS) to facilitate efficient communicationsand speedy resolutions of issues : o Identify and close knowledge gaps within the Hubs through hands on trainingo Daily KPI monitoring vs SLA
  • Engage with industry bodies and vendors to identify opportunities to enhancesprocesses and systems and drive efficiency
  • Be the subject matter expert for MIS, cost-per-trade, touch points per trade drivetheir evolution and identify areas to proactively add value through improved data
  • Be aware of, and strive to reduce, vendor costs
  • Operations representation for external / internal and regulator scheduled audits : o Ensure Audit points are addressed within time lines
  • Achieve regulatory compliance and future proof the Middle Office model through astrong understanding of current rules and anticipation of upcoming regulations
  • Adherence to Ops Risk Framework standards of implementation and processmanagement : o Continuous review of procedures and booking model KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Minimum Qualifications :
  • University degree preferred Required Experience :
  • Subject matter expert in Rates & Credit products in terms of product characteristics, risk,market data and P&L : o CDS, Bonds, IRS, CCS, Basis Swaps, Structured Rates Derivatives and Futureso Additionally, knowledge of Repo product would be beneficial
  • Minimum 5 years Financial Markets experience ideally from a top tier bank
  • Understanding of front to back process and systems flows
  • Knowledge of latest industry developments including IBOR transition, CSDR and SFTR Required Skills :
  • Analytical and process improvement mindset
  • Strong inter-personal skills : o Confident communicator able to adapt style to Front Office and offshore colleagueso Ability to influence demanding individualso Impact and gravitas to drive meetings with senior Ops and FO managemento Demonstrate strong teamwork and values mindset
  • Thrive on working in fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
  • Fast learner with the ability to think out of the box and provide solutions
  • Knowledge of Murex, Sabre and Bloomberg preferable
  • Proficient in Excel (pivots, lookups and basic VBA an advantage)
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