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Bruin are currently seeking candidates for their open Derivatives Client Counterparty Agreement Analyst (On-boarding) position in London, through Go Job Search. Are you an experienced candidate looking to take up a Derivatives Client Counterparty Agreement Analyst (On-boarding) role such as with an industry leading company like Bruin?

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We are working with a well-respected, growing and successful Asset Manager which offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. 

We are looking for a Derivatives On-boarding specialist

About the Role


The Client Counterparty Agreement Analyst role, within the Derivatives Operations and Technology Team, will work with Trading, Legal, Client Service, other internal teams and external brokers to successfully on-board new clients to counterparty derivatives agreements. Additional responsibilities include working to streamline the overall onboarding process with counterparties, maintaining active agreements and capturing key agreement terms in current firm systems as well as soon-to-be-created data repositories. This is a new role in EMEA and will play a key role in partnering with regional stakeholders to strengthen our ability to serve clients globally.


    • Identify new client accounts for derivatives onboarding and initiate onboarding process with counterparties
    • Work to define and maintain service level agreements (SLAs) with our counterparties that govern servicing expectations, as well as escalation/remedial actions for SLA breaches
    • Leverage our counterparty relationships to implement changes to better scale our business (i.e., Markit RFA implementation), and identify technology solutions to manage communications
    • Work closely with IHS Markit to help scale our use of their strategic workflow tool, Markit Onboarding Accelerator
    • Identify synergies across regions as the team continues to expand global presence and support for clients.
    • Negotiate select business terms and, with support from the Derivatives Legal Team, manage the umbrella legal agreements and amendment process with counterparties for new and existing accounts
    • Partner with Client Services Group to establish communication channels with counterparties; ensure consistency of documentation/deliverables, sharing of best practices and improving coordination and communication between client teams and the counterparties related to document submissions
    • Facilitate the collection and review of required documentation; post required documentation to Markit and ensure client confidentiality standards are maintained
    • Coordinate lifecycle hand-off with Client Transaction Services
    • Respond to counterparty KYC and other broker requests related to client documentation for onboardings
    • Work closely with IT, Trading, and Guideline Monitoring to enhance end-to-end broker restriction management
    • Support the ongoing counterparty/client optimization analysis and remedial actions, including the prompting of client onboarding/off-boarding exercises


Analyst is expected to have 8+ years buy-side or sell-side experience in derivatives, specifically with a focus on client onboarding. Important characteristics for success in the role include:

    • Expertise in investment management operations and workflow processes; derivatives onboarding experience is required
    • Demonstrated success on projects and working effectively in working groups
    • Ability to synthesize, condense and convey complex information to key stakeholders in clear, digestible, and simple terms
    • Service oriented; ability to balance policy standards with a business perspective
    • Strong academic credentials
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Strong business judgement and analytical skills
    • Deadline focused, organized self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and issues
    • Ability to identify, research and resolve unfamiliar issues


Location: London

Bruin recognises the positive value of diversity, and aims to promote equality and challenge unfair discrimination. As a champion of equal opportunity employment we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons – men and women, people of all ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are underrepresented throughout the financial services industry. Our clients work with us because they value a diverse workforce, and subscribe to our shared principle that all appointments are made on merit and that ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.


Apply now and a member of the team at Bruin will get in touch with you to discuss your career options further.

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