Oliver James Associates have been mandated to find a Senior Manager: Technology Trade Surveillance & Market Abuse to be based in London. The position pays up to c£100,000 basic / guaranteed with a broad range of benefits and extras
Our client is strengthening its capabilities in Financial Services Market Abuse & Surveillance, in response to demand for trade surveillance technology expertise.
Oliver James Associates have been mandated to find a Senior Manager: Technology Trade Surveillance & Market Abuse to be based in London. The position pays up to c£100,000 basic / guaranteed with a broad range of benefits and extras.
Their UK Financial crime team works to investigate and remediate issues, transform financial crime functions and prepare for and respond to regulation and regulatory scrutiny. This expertise allows us to provide responsive and robust investigations driven by analytics, remediation built around technologies to improve efficiency and a data driven technology responses to regulation and regulation enforcement.
The ideal profile would be an experienced senior manager with expertise in the domain of market abuse and surveillance. Specifically we are seeking an individual with hands on experience working with trade and order transactional data, familiarity with a range of surveillance vendor technology, knowledge of MAR and MiFID II regulation and advanced analytical expertise to join our growing Financial Crime team. We have ambitious plans and are looking for individuals who can develop and build our data and technology capability and bolster our market abuse and surveillance capability..
Range of accountabilities:
Vendor evaluations and support for surveillance strategic roadmaps
Market abuse surveillance implementation and calibration (e.g. detection scenarios, instance identification, parameter setting and tuning)
Data driven surveillance effectiveness review and optimisation
Reviewing end-to-end data and process flow supporting surveillance implementations
Holistic surveillance approach and advice across, voice, ecomms, trades and orders
Assistance in responding to regulatory enquiries
Your Main Responsibilities
Scoping, managing and delivering complex data driven surveillance engagements including project delivery, budget and risk
Leading on deployment of advanced analytical techniques to risk score alerts and reduce volumes of trade surveillance false positive populations
Actively contributing on client-facing project work, being self-starting and motivated to produce the required high standard of deliverables
Developing and owning Financial Crime propositions and delivery methodologies
Development of the technical architecture behind our surveillance offerings
Supporting sales through work on bids, proposal responses and developing opportunities
In order to be successful you will need to show ability in most of the following areas
Understanding of the relevant Market Abuse regulations in the UK, US, and ideally in other jurisdictions
Experience with assessing, implementing and/or optimising market abuse surveillance technologies (Scila, Smarts, Actimize, KX etc.)
Advanced data analytics techniques, using platforms such as R, languages such as Python and vector based tools/languages
Experience of analysis using row based, column based and key value based engines
Experience in visualisation using tools such as Tableau, D3, or Bokeh.
Display a keen interest in technology across the financial crime space
Ability to clearly articulate technical approaches and concepts to clients and non-technical audiences
You will also need to have
Track record of managing data project delivery and project teams including ability to meet deadlines, overcome challenges, manage stakeholder expectations and produce project deliverables
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
Excellent presentation and report writing skills
Ability to develop new ideas into structured, deliverable proposals and projects
Ability to identify and address client needs, develop and maintain meaningful client relationships
Previous experience in Compliance, Operations, MI & Data Analytics supporting market abuse and surveillance initiatives
Knowledge of the Market Abuse regulatory environment
Understanding of statistical analysis methods and the ability to apply these in the appropriate circumstances
Experience of business analysis tasks and approaches
Data modelling and/or data architecture experience
Experience of software development lifecycles (agile and waterfall)