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Team Leader - Trade Support

Title: Team Leader - Trade Support

Area: Cape Town Southern Suburbs

Salary: Market Related

Brief Description :

Stunning opportunity to join a Global Advisory Company based in Cape Town. Trade Support's primary responsibility involves the accurate, timely and correct confirmation of all trades to counterparty allegements and the instruction of settlement to the relevant custodians.


* A relevant tertiary qualification and a minimum of 5 years applicable experience

Skills & Experience:

* Knowledge of most major custodial systems as well as OMGEO is a distinct advantage
* Sound understanding and experience of trade settlements
* Experience in using Decalog and trade matching applications are an advantage
* A high attention to detail and structured approach to work
* A good understanding of MS office & IT packages (particularly Excel)
* Knowledge of international securities markets is essential

Job Description:

* Accountability for the matching and settlement of transactions executed in all South Africa and Namibia Markets;
* Liaising with clients and third parties to resolve unmatched trades: Ensuring that all settlement instructions reach the custodian timeously and that all trades are committed for settlement within the required market timelines;
* Accountability for investigation and resolution of unmatched transactions or failed trades;
* Ensuring that all queries raised by internal and external clients are resolved within required timelines and to the required standard;
* The reporting of unmatched trades to clients within required timelines and driving resolution thereof;
* Maintain professional relationships with all third parties including custodians, brokers and vendors;
* Responsible for on-the job training of team and personal development plans and assists in recruitment, mentoring and coaching of team members;
* To supervise the duties of the fund administrators as outlined by operating processes around confirmation and settlement of local trades across all assets classes;
* To manage the daily workload and deliverables of the team to ensure that all are met within the required cut off times;
* Interact and engage actively and efficiently with team members;
* Demonstrate continuous efforts in personal development and self- improvement;
* Attending to and dealing with all audit queries relating to the team;
* Monitor and manage the performance of the team as well as individual team members;
* Responsibility for design and implementation of new services and/or client taken on;
* Actively partake in Projects impacting Trade settlement;
* Acting as signatory as per operational requirements;
* Acting as back-up for the team.

If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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Thorn Tree

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