Counterparty Onboarding Specialist

Job Title: Counterparty Onboarding Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH15258_1494602575
Contact Name: Tom Baker
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 12, 2017 16:22

Job Description

Twenty Financial Services are working with one of Europe's leading Institutional Asset Managers who are looking for a Counterparty Onboarding Specialist. You will manage the ISDA and GMRA pipeline where you will need to liaise with the business to establish launch dates. As a senior member of the team you will help the manager in supervising and improving the current processes.


  • Managing the OTC and Repo broker documentation pipeline
  • Maintain accurate and current data base of ISDA and GMRA documentation
  • Interpret and provide guidance in operational terminology in relation to CSA/ GMRA terms to relevant operation teams.
  • Identify and highlight nonstandard CSA/GMRA terms which will impact the operating model.
  • Ensure function continues to support the service provisions and workflow organised appropriately.
  • Participate in other aspects of the OTC/Broker Operational On-Boarding process when required.
  • Identify processes and service enhancements, or potential risks, to ensure the client service provided is of the highest standard and remains fully compliant.
  • Undertake quality assurance of work to ensure errors are minimised.
  • Ensure the system infrastructure is robust, trusted and supports the longer term department strategies and enables efficient operational service delivery in compliance with all internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of Industry and ISDA changes
  • Continuous review of procedures, policies, systems and issues. Recommend changes to procedures and implement, ensuring that they are scalable, repeatable and efficient.
  • Continuous review and improvement of the Risk framework within the function.
  • Produce insightful and meaningful MI reporting to management highlighting trends, analysis, errors.
  • Robust management and implementation of projects/initiatives relevant to function.
  • Ensure relevant numbers of ISDA/GMRA's across all required brokers are available to trade for the relevant Fund/account by the deadline stated.
  • Ensure all relevant systems are set up accurately and timely fashion to ensure business can execute the required investment strategy without impacting other teams and functions.
  • Participate in the on-going relationship with brokers fostering a collaborative approach to improve service levels


  • ISDA and GMRA knowledge
  • Proven experience of managing/supervising a similar function.
  • Strong experience in oversight and implementation of controls.
  • Confident liaising across, Front Office, Investment Operations and Legal environments.