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Branch Operations Analyst

AMS Deutsche Bank
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 27, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Our client, Deutsche Bank, is a global banking business with strong roots in Germany and operations in over 70 countries. Their large but focused footprint gives them an established position in Europe plus a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Deutsche Bank offer their clients commercial and investment banking, retail banking and transaction banking as well as ground-breaking asset and wealth management products and services.

On behalf of Deutsche Bank, AMS are now looking for a Branch Operations Analyst (Vault Assistant) to work in their London team based in the banks City offices 5 Days per week on a PAYE basis, on an initial 6 month contract.

Please note due to the nature of this role, there is no opportunity to work remotely or on a hybrid basis, and the successful candidate will be expected to attend the office 5 days per week,


You will be joining the London based Trust & Agency Services (TAS) Operations Vault team, which are responsible for the provision of depository services to our TAS Issuer Services business area within Corporate Bank. The team provides various security processing duties that must be handled within a vault environment based in London and ensures the physical creation and deposit of all issuances related to the TAS business in London linked to both the international and domestic clearing system markets. The team retains many working partnerships either internally with other operational areas in London, Pune and Bangalore and with our varying lines of business that govern Corporate Trust.

The team covers a range of responsibilities, and the successful candidate will be supporting across a number of these after a period of training.

Responsibilities of the team include.
  • Receive, scan and upload signature lists and documentation into our document repositories, Signet & DOCSMART ensuring accurate retention of data
  • Creation and effectuation of all MTN / ECP issued daily upon instruction from the DB India New Issuance desks
  • Ensure safe receipt of Eurobonds from the SME London group and release to the ICSD's as necessary
  • Processing of all VSS Deposits and Withdrawals, initially loaded by the New Issuance / London SME teams and Common Depository
  • Destruction of all issuances upon redemption and ensure correct four-eye processes are adhered to.
  • Create and file all CD New Issuances within the correct ICSD locations held in the Vault
  • Receive and process all CD Realignment instructions on a daily basis and ensure that all CD's are filed correctly
  • Retrieve all CD Maturities that mature each day and file accordingly until the relevant destruction period has been reached
  • Provide safekeeping and storage of registered UK equity held outside of CREST on behalf of the above areas
  • As instructed, receive and deposit physical certificates of UK registered equity into CREST by delivery to the CREST Counter or deposit with the respective registrar updating CREST as required. For delivery instructions arrange for the withdrawal and re-registration of the respective UK equity. This would also include the delivery of share certificates to the Registrar to facilitate the splitting of certificates in specified shapes
  • For IPO transactions deliver the physical share certificate to the Registrar for onward delivery to the Lead Manager
  • Process equity buy-backs , ensuring that the purchase proceeds are tracked into the Bank, and that the purchased equity is cancelled
  • Provide safekeeping and storage for non-UK registered equities in the London vault and under instruction receive, return or destroy these certificates
  • Support the residual processing activity in Crest through delivery and receipt of physical certificates, and instruct payments to the ESO payment team to support this process where required.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience working within a Banking environment and handling physical documents.
  • A proven self starter with excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to learn new concepts quickly and the confidence to work through unfamiliar processes
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to work on multiple streams of work in a group and individual environment.
  • The ability to react positively to change and re-prioritise where needed
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word & Powerpoint

A sufficient awareness of operational risk & control

Deutsche Bank's Values:

Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs, and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Please note that for the duration of this assignment you will be working as an external resource engaged by AMS based on site at Deutsche Bank.

AMS's payroll service is in partnership with Giant, we have worked with them for many years and have good processes in place to ensure you get the best service. If you are successful in your application for this role, your contract will be via Giant.

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