Client Assets (oversight) Associate

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nomura
  • 16 Apr 18 2018-04-16

Client Assets (oversight) Associate

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com

Department overview:

Regulatory Operations EMEA is split into three teams who are responsible for daily operational oversight and management of regulatory day to day processes ensuring compliance for transaction reporting/GTR and client assets. In addition the team is responsible for assessing impact to these processes by future regulatory legislation ensuring regulatory change governance.

Role description:

This role requires the successful individual to be/have

  • Full understanding of the FCA requirements as they relate to Client Assets including all relevant CASS rules, Principles and SYSC
  • Develop an understanding of the requirements of the Client Assets BOW and providing input and guidance from an Operations perspective and aiding timely delivery and closure of BOW items
  • Develop a full understand of Nomura's systems and processes resulting in the ability to perform a detailed assessment of where Client money and assets arise as a result of new products and processes being implemented. Assist in the review and signoff on New Business and New Product assessments
  • Assist in the performance of the Client Assets BAU functions including Client money sign off, CASS RP maintenance, CMAR validation, KRI collation.
  • Manage the CASS RP process including weekly attestations, quarterly testing and annual CASS RP refresh
  • Review and approve the monthly Client Money Asset Return process which would include validating each area of the report
  • Manage the completion and approval of both the daily client money MIS and weekly client money KRI
  • Manage the issue documentation process which would include communicating with all areas involved, documenting the issue and adhering to the escalation procedure
  • Maintenance of the CASS risk and control documentation which would include managing the attestation process and the periodic refresh
  • Management of the CASS monthly statement process including the exception management process
  • Annual update and distribution of the firms CASS training
  • Managing a team of two who's role it is to complete the daily CASS process. This would include ensuring that the individuals are aware of regulatory or process change and cross training is completed as necessary

Key objectives critical to success:

Understand and be fully conversant with FCA Client Assets rules

  • Understanding of the current regulatory environment and regulatory pipeline, assessing the impact of upcoming regulatory change on Operations processes as they relate to Client Assets
  • SME in Client Assets
  • Understand and be fully conversant with FCA Client Assets rules

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Excellent knowledge of Client Assets rules and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills - up/down/across
  • Good analysis and problem solving skills
  • Self starter