Graduate Desk Assistant - Trading at National Bank of Canada

Where: London, UK

Deadline: September 18, 2020

Type: Graduate

About the company

At National Bank Financial (London) we provide graduates or junior candidates starting off in their career an opportunity to develop themselves in a fast-paced and unique financial services environment. Operating with a no silos approach any successful candidate will receive well rounded experience with exposure to each business line within the organisation. Our aim is to help our employees to fulfil their professional and personal goals.

About the role

  • Trade settlements: Ensure trades settle in timely manner, link between front office, operations and clients.
  • Operations: Resolution of settlement issues for transactions with clients, brokers, dealers, banks, etc.
  • Trade reconciliation of positions on trading platforms and client trades; quantity, price, inventory, etc.
  • Allocating trades, trade capture, activity report
  • Process account opening forms and open accounts in Bloomberg. Act as liaison between front office and compliance.
  • Coordinating onboarding of any new platforms with the front office, IT, compliance and the third-party management team.
  • Assist in any upcoming regulation/projects including new portfolios or products ex. SFTR
  • Daily running of proprietary quantitative trading models to assist front office trading team.
  • Strong familiarity with Excel, VBA, Python. Knowledge of Bloomberg, Murex a plus.
  • Passionate about financial markets with a desire to engage and learn about the front office business from back to front inclusive of: Treasury, FX Forwards, IRD, Fixed Income, Deposits, Structured Notes, Equities.
  • Interest to liaise and aid our middle office on new business projects, risk reports, credit analysis, data management.
  • Requirement to become FCA registered within first 6 months of employment.


Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Capital Markets and Investment banking
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills (essential)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong ability to manage tasks, timelines, deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

To be successful You will:

  • Be ambitious & motivated to pursue a career within Financial Services
  • Be a valued colleague and team member, who is easily adaptable to change in a diverse & forward-thinking environment

How to apply

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