The company's Funds & Broking team is growing and is looking to hire a client facing consultant to be based in the London office focusing on sell side clients. The firm has a wide selection of clients trading in equity, debt, FX, commodities, CfDs and various other traditional and alternative asset classes and instruments. The firm believes is a huge opportunity to expand our practice in the sector and as a result this is a really exciting opportunity for the right person.
The role involves playing a leading part in all the team’s activities – delivering work to clients, participating in marketing and business development, conducting technical research and producing technical materials, and contributing more generally to the development of the company. There is scope to grow the business and bring in additional staff. There is also scope to deliver large project pieces of work for larger firms including market makers, trading venues and investment banks.
The form also works with new start-ups to get them FCA authorised and provide ongoing compliance support both to newly established and more mature businesses. Currently a large part of work involves helping firms and venues prepare for the implementation of MiFID II. Their advice covers the full range of conduct and prudential issues.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable compliance experience in a broking firm, or perhaps in a legal or other professional service firm. Practical experience is critical (gained by working within a firm or in a closely connected capacity). A legal or compliance qualification would be a benefit. We also require excellent academic credentials. A passion for solving interesting problems, a love of managing relationships with clients and great teamwork are all important.
Technical skills are key – candidates would need to demonstrate deep understanding of both the business issues in this sector across a range of asset classes, as well as the key regulatory challenges faced including EMIR, MiFID, market abuse, transaction reporting, AML and CASS. Familiarity with the key aspects of the FCA handbook is critical. We recognise that no consultant is an expert in all areas but we do expect a broad understanding and an appetite to keep learning.
In return the firm offers the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-moving environment with plenty of scope for advancement. You will be working alongside like-minded individuals and will have access to lots of training and development. The compnay's compensation package is competitive and there is opportunity for profit related bonuses.