Securities Lending Trader

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Allianz Global Investors GmbH, UK Branch
  • 07 Jan 19

The Securities Lending Trader will join a newly established team helping in development of the Securities Lending program and trading positions of the Securities Lending desk. This role represents an excellent opportunity for an expert trader who would like to contribute to the future success of a leading global asset management firm. You will be required to build relationships both internally and externally, interact closely with colleagues across other functions (portfolio management/ trading/ operations/ risk ) and liaise with external counterparties who will be key to the success of this new business initiative.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expand Trading relationships with Banks and Brokers
  • Active Securities Lending trading
  • Respond to locates and provide market colour to portfolio managers
  • Value, price and input securities lending transactions; fully utilise lendable positions to maximise revenue opportunities
  • Active involvement in our continued role out of the platform, Tri-party Agent, Client on-boarding, System Set-up
  • Efficiently utilize and manage internal and external trading platforms such as NGT
  • In-depth knowledge of front to back trading and product lifecycle essential
  • Work with middle-office and operations teams to ensure high quality post-trade maintenance

Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • Extensive experience trading Securities Lending, and other SFT products – buy or sell side
  • A deep understanding of various Tri-party Agents: BoNY, Euroclear, JPM, Clearstream
  • Strong business insight, ability to take the initiative and to logically tackle problems
  • Detailed knowledge of the Fixed Income market and the place of Securities Lending within the market
  • Adaptable with international experience and strong cultural awareness
  • Committed, with a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility
  • Proficiency in Bloomberg and Microsoft Office, specifically Advanced Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly proficient in third party Securities Lending tools including NGT, Markit, Datalend, Pirum, SFCM and Equilend
  • Excellent communication, relationship management, and risk management skills; ability to interact professionally with business leaders and technical teams alike
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

We offer an attractive, performance-related compensation package and provide a productive atmosphere which is run by team spirit. We are an equal opportunity employer. Would you like to discover more about the role and AllianzGI? Would you love an international and diverse environment? Apply today!