Trade Surveillance Director

£90k - £98k per annum


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The incumbent shall work within the Surveillance area to implement and perform monitoring and testing of trade alerts across all the bank’s business lines. He/she will give input for the design of new monitoring strategies.

  • Help to enhance monitoring and surveillance controls for conduct and market abuse risks. This includes, but it not limited to:
  • Monitoring of Trades, Orders, RFQs and Market Data. (Daily)
  • Market Soundings and Investor Feedback.
  • Electronic Communications.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • LIBOR submission and related communications monitoring.
  • Assist, develop and help implement new monitoring controls other than those set out above.
  • Follow up on any alerts identified as requiring calibration, threshold or logic changes or general improvements.
  • Compile breach / incident and audit trail reports arising from monitoring activity and report the outcome to the UK Head of Surveillance.
  • Create and document detailed user guides and desk top procedures ensuring all policies remain up to date.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the annual Compliance Surveillance book of work.
  • Highlight issues to senior Surveillance Management regarding data input, data output and market data.
  • Identify and escalate potential instances of Market Abuse, Operational risk and other market integrity issues as discovered from the alert creation process.
  • Ensure the efficient escalation of any potential breaches and tracking them as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the monitoring findings are accurately recorded and retrievable to provide full reporting to senior management.
  • Proactively identify gaps and weaknesses in surveillance/ monitoring activity and actively seeking to address them.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times due to privileged information access.
  • Maintain awareness of key regulatory updates and analysing their impact on alert development.
  • Participate actively to the changes in the organisation triggered by the revamping of the monitoring platform and tools.

Skills desired:

  • Prior experience in e-Communications surveillance, trade surveillance, market abuse, market conduct or compliance within an investment bank
  • Familiarity with regulation surrounding electronic communication surveillance
  • Experience with Trade, Voice and e-Communications surveillance software
  • Understanding of EU and UK Compliance requirements, regulatory and exchange requirements – in particular with respect to Market Abuse and Conduct Risk.

If interested, please apply below. Alternatively, email

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