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  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Treasury Products & Distribution
  • Division:
    Investec Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:
    Competitive

FX Structurer (4592)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Team Description:

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of an ambitious, diverse and dynamic team that is looking to challenge the convention of how corporate clients consider their currency risk management as part of a fresh Corporate Banking offering to mid-sized UK companies.

This FX structuring role works closely with the FX dealing team to generate and execute FX options trade opportunities with prospective, new and existing clients of Investec. 

Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to grow the overall revenues of Investec in the FX options product set.  This is achieved by adding value as an individual, creating new capabilities for Investec, and also by educating and then leveraging the FX dealing team so they are able to deliver more FX options value directly to clients themselves.  Success is measured with reference to the growth of the FX options revenue, whilst treating clients fairly and working well within the suitability and appropriateness framework.

Key responsibilities:

Creatively lead idea and solution generation in FX options:

  • Analysing and identifying opportunities with clients across the portfolio
  • Creating general solutions applicable to client types or situations
  • Develop new products and new ways of using existing products

 Pro-actively interact with clients to deliver FX options expertise

  • Join dealing and sales on client visits and calls
  • Deliver Client training and seminars
  • Develop and deepen client relationships with Investec by delivering relevant expertise

 Educate and upskill the FX dealing team on FX options

  • Educate the FX dealing team to spot opportunities and create structures independently
  • Improve portfolio monitoring tools to spot potential opportunities
  • Monitor and drive MI for the FX options business – volumes, client dealing numbers, first time options trades

 Ensure suitability & appropriateness diligence

  • Detailed understanding of our suitability and appropriateness procedures
  • Adherence to these procedures when structuring individual transactions and examining entire client exposure portfolios
  • Ongoing monitoring of suitability and appropriateness framework to ensure it's up to date
  • Pro-actively look for changes in clients situations or behaviour to flag potential issues and risks

Core Skills and Knowledge:

We are looking for an individual with a 5+ year proven track-record of growing FX options revenues via pro-active idea generation and educating, enabling and leveraging the FX dealing team.  

This person requires a proactive and energetic personality with the enthusiasm to make a difference and excel. 

They must be excited to share knowledge and work as part of a team to deliver collective improvement and achieve shared goals.

What would make you Out of the Ordinary?

  • You are articulate, driven and tenacious
  • You are excited to share your knowledge and expertise to selflessly drive improvement in a team
  • You have a track record of driving improvement and revenue growth in an FX options business
  • You are well organised and have meticulous attention to detail
  • You have an ability to think creatively and an empathy and curiosity to understand and connect with our clients
  • You are personable, gregarious and enjoy collaborating in a team
  • You are passionate about teaching others and learning yourself
  • You work with pride, passion, enthusiasm and have a spark in your personality
  • We don't just want any old personality though, we want your unique personality. We passionately believe in a diverse team, as diverse as the people and clients we speak to. A range of backgrounds and personalities from all walks of life. People who can question and challenge our own assumptions, and can bring their own ideas to the table. A team who share a common goal and purpose, and don't discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age or disability.

 


 
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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN
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Lindsay Russell

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Benefits

Pension
Private Medical Cover
Virtual GP
Gym Discounts
Psychologist Service
Annual Leave
Life Assurance