Operations - EMEA Equity Syndicate Execution - Senior Analyst - London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 15 Oct 18

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MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Application Opening Date: 08 October 2018
Application Closing Date:
05 November 2018


Our team of critical thinkers partners with groups in all areas of the firm to perform financial analytics and reporting and data analytics and engineering. Our division also provides critical operations design and handles capital markets operations to ensure business flows smoothly across our global offices. From day one, team members play a vital role in upholding the three Operations principles of client focus, process innovation, and risk management.

EMEA Equity Syndicate Execution desk help successfully execute IBD transactions from the inception of the deal mandate through to its closing. EMEA Equity Syndicate Execution primarily support the firm's EMEA Syndicate desks and beyond that the various global ECM departments across all geographical lines that are working on ECM origination.


- The desk frequently works on high profile headline making equity issues across all product, geographical and industry lines. You'll be working on deals that vary from prolific global corporate names to major sovereigns. You'll work on these deals through their entire lifecycle giving you unprecedented access to witness how the equity capital markets contribute to not only the financial markets but the global economy as a whole
- Few roles will give you the opportunity to work alongside so many different functions both internally and externally. You'll be in regular dialogue with IBD, FICC, Finance, Operations, Legal, Technology, external banks, external technology vendors to name but a few. The interaction with all these teams will allow you to obtain a broad understanding of each role and how they interact to ensure a successful transaction
- Your thoughts and opinions will be invaluable to the success of each transaction and you'll be encouraged to identify how to improve current processes and dialogue

A non-exhaustive list of responsibilities includes:

- Supporting the Syndicate Managers on EMEA led new issues. This includes:
o Preparing the order book and arranging access for external banks, issuers and ECM
o Preparing and distributing announcements, offering memorandums and sales memos
o Managing the scrubbing of the order book and working to identify and correct problem orders
o Performing reconciliation calls with external banks
o Assisting with the allocation process
o Booking of all relevant trades and dealing with discrepancies
o Informing the press of new issue details
o Completing any necessary documentation, regulatory reporting, etc.
o Managing any residual short/long positions

- Being the desk point contact for Finance, Technology and Operations. Extensive contact with Sales, Legal, Trading and external parties
- Calculating the desk P&L and reconciling with the P&L finance reports
- Calculating and preparing fee payments
- Extensive and regular production of reports and statistics for various audiences
- Project work including developing and improving manual and technological processes
- Dealing with ad hoc requests from various departments and clients


- Strong academic record with Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics or a related discipline required
- Prior operations experience gained from working within investment banking/financial services industry required
- Experience with execution and syndication processes required
- Strong knowledge with primary and loan origination, trading of syndicated bank loans and private investments required
- Experience with loan trade settlements and asset servicing required
- Must have experience of working in a client advisory capacity with experience of advising and executing investment grade/high yield financings required
- Experience of managing allocation process, hedges, residual positions required
- Experience of performing impact assessment, reporting, documentation required
- Must have project management experience
- Must have a controls/risk mind-set with demonstrable involvement with risk management/mitigation required
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products required
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
- Experience with project management, business case analysis, data/requirement gathering, testing and implementation required
- The successful candidate needs to have proven ability to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
- Proven demonstration of client service focus and ability to build relationships across different levels, functions and region
- A broad understanding of operational functions and their influence on the lifecycle of a trade is required

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