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Trade Operations Analyst



On behalf of our client, a recently established Financial Services company, we are looking for a Trade Operations Analyst to join their team in London.


Responsibilities include:

  • Continuous involvement in helping to improve and identify efficiencies within the business unit, providing analysis of issues and well thought out solutions for active discussion.
  • Supporting the day-to-day functions of the Middle Office / Operations Team, as required. Ensure the accurate and timely on boarding of Clients, working alongside the Origination team to create a seamless introduction to working with the business, by providing a comprehensive walk through of operational process, transactional documentation expectations and risk parameters.
  • Ensure transactions are funded in a timely manner, working alongside internal and external stakeholders to ensure the correct checks and balances are in place, which may include, but is not limited to, transactional documentation reviews, undertaking counterparty checks, ensuring suitable insurance is in place ahead of time and AML checks are thoroughly undertaken.
  • Ensure that transactions are repaid on time and funds are properly accounted for and credited back to our account, working alongside the Finance team, as appropriate.
  • Act as a first line of defence to ensure that investor’s funds and our own capital are always protected and disbursed in line with the pre-agreed programme criteria.
  • Resolve queries received from both internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner, escalating where appropriate. Skills & experience required:
  • Demonstrated relevant professional experience from an international trade, commodity, or structured trade finance business area over a period of 3-5 years.
  • Previous experience in dealing with clients in the international trade finance space (particularly receivables), would be a distinct advantage.
  • A good understanding of Middle East and Southeast Asia markets.
  • A strong appreciation of risk management and be able to suggest possible mitigates where required.
  • Knowledge of commodity markets and activities, as well as logistics and shipping activities.
  • An ability to articulate clearly and concisely when communicating to colleagues, clients, and other stakeholders at all times.
  • Strong organisational skills be a self-starter and take initiative, where appropriate to undertake tasks.
  • A good knowledge of URC 522 is required.
  • Previous experience in dealing with clients in the international trade finance space (particularly receivables), would be a distinct advantage.
  • An ability and willingness to use complex spreadsheets and relevant systems and platforms (third party and proprietary).
  • Somebody that is excited about the technological developments in the trade finance space would be of great interest.


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