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Institutional Investment Operations Specialist

  • Operations
  • Full time
  • R-383191

About this role:

The Securities Operations Specialist will ensure the efficient and accurate settlement of securities transactions executed within the EMEA region. This role requires a detail-oriented team player with strong analytical skills and a solid understanding of securities operations. The successful candidate will work closely with internal teams across regions, business, and external stakeholders to facilitate smooth settlement processes and resolve any discrepancies.

In this role, you will:

  • Settlement Operations: Manage the end-to-end securities settlement process for fixed income and equities including pre-matching, settlement monitoring and fail management.
  • Issue Resolution: Identify, investigate, and resolve discrepancies or settlement failures in a timely manner. Coordinate with internal teams and external parties to address and rectify issues.
  • Compliance: Ensure all settlement activities comply with regulatory standards and internal policies. Stay updated with changes in market regulations affecting securities settlement.
  • Metrics: Prepare and distribute regular MIS on settlement activities, including metrics, issue logs, and resolution status to senior management.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process enhancements to improve efficiency and reduce operational risks. Participate in the development and implementation of new systems and processes.
  • Stakeholder Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with custodians, brokers, counterparties, and other financial institutions to facilitate effective communication and problem-solving.
  • Training and Development: Provide training and support to other team members. Share knowledge and best practices to foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Graduate from Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or a related field. Professional certifications (e.g., CFA, FINRA) are a plus.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in settlement or payment within the financial services industry, preferably within the EMEA region.
  • Team Player: Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Knowledge: Solid understanding of securities operations, settlement processes, and global market infrastructure. Familiarity with regulatory requirements and compliance standards.
  • Technical Skills: Advanced Excel skills are essential. Proficiency in settlement systems (e.g., ClearStream) and financial software (e.g., SWIFT, Bloomberg) are a plus.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities. Ability to interpret complex data and make informed decisions.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail in all aspects of work.

Posting End Date: 

14 Jul 2024

*Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

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Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

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