Middle Office Rates Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi
  • 20 Apr 19

Middle Office Rates Analyst

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,Northern Ireland,Belfast
  • Education: None
  • Job Function: Operations
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: No
  • Job ID: 19014171


Key Responsibilities:

• Join the EMEA Rates Middle Office team with a focus on Control and Regulation support functions for OTC Rates Business
• Ensure quality control over the trade details input into the Front Office risk management/trade capture system(s) by addressing discrepancies in the trade booking versus the Front Office execution parameters 
• Manage and maintain controls over trade life cycle events including novations, unwinds, and amendments
• Analyze and comment on daily front-to-back reconciliation and exception reports
• Investigate or escalate queries raised by Operations, Legal/Compliance, and Product Control while working towards a final resolution
• Review static and market data for accuracy and completeness
• Provide ad hoc analysis and reporting to the trading desk and Middle Office management 
• Participate in special projects including, but not limited to performance analysis, implementation and support for new trading initiatives, and providing specifications and testing for new technologies
• Work with regional peers to communicate ideas and solutions to create a simplified scalable technology platform (TPS) with minimal touch points and maximum scalability  
• Implemenation of new business and regulatory requirements (e.g. MiFID / BREXIT)


The ideal candidate will possess the following credentials and skills:

• Experience working with Interest Rate Derivatives, preferably in a Middle Office, Operations, or Product Control capacity.
• Strong Excel skills (VBA a major plus or knowledge of Access DB).
• Familiarity with P&L reporting and explanation including Fixed Income risk metrics, e.g. analytic Greeks.
• High systems aptitude with experience in system implementation and testing.
• Must be creative and open-minded as the Middle Office is looking to find the best possible solution for issues.
• Must be able to work in a high-pressure environment and under tight deadlines, as part of a team, and be incredibly self-motivated.
• Flexible with working hours as the position will occasionally require late nights and potentially weekend work.
• Familiar with Dodd-Frank and EMIR regulatory rules / ISDA definitions / Industry initiatives / Markitwire / DTCC processes

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.
Valuing Diversity:
Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.
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