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EMEA Capital Markets Specialist, State Street Global Advisors

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

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Job Function
Marketing and Public Relations
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Promoting a Culture of Excellence:

We know our success hinges on attracting the best people to join us. Our people are our greatest asset: highly skilled, engaged and productive teams are essential to our success. We hire talented and diverse employees that are aligned with our commitment to help our clients, as well as the millions of people who depend on them to maintain financial security. We insist on, and reward, performance excellence.
We want to help you to build a fulfilling career, aiming to be the employer of choice by offering competitive compensation, development opportunities, and a work environment that promotes a diverse array of people, ideas and skills
State Street Global Advisors:
State Street Global Advisors is a global leader in providing investment management services to clients worldwide. With ~$3.69 trillion of assets under management, SSGA has the size, scale and global perspectives to provide insightful solutions to meet the requirements of our clients.
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Global SPDR ETF:
As the industry pioneer of the global ETF market, SSGA launched the first US listed ETF in 1993 (SPDR S&P 500) and has remained on the forefront of responsible innovation, evidenced by the introduction of many ground-breaking products, including first-to-market launches with gold, international real estate, international fixed income, and sector ETFs. SSGA has almost $700 billion in global ETF assets.
Purpose of Role:

The Capital Markets Specialist will be primarily responsible for supporting Execution Services, assisting internal Sales and Distribution teams and external end-clients with execution support, liquidity and trading analyses offering best-in-class service. In addition, the Capital Markets Specialist will be responsible for researching and developing project-driven initiatives, creating thought leadership on execution and market structure topics, and fielding business inquiries from clients and internal stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the provision of Execution Services support to internal and external stakeholders working as part of the wider EMEA Capital Markets group
  • Drive expansion of coverage of end-client accounts - assessing needs of SPDR business, identifying partnership opportunities, and establishing strategic account plans
  • Assist in projects and working groups related to market structure advocacy and ETF ecosystem improvements
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to drive business outcomes and deliver on Objectives and Key Results for the EMEA ETF business

Internal Partnerships
  • Deliver risk excellence and support the business as a whole through internal and external relationship development
  • Collaborate with teams across SSGA and other State Street business divisions to maximize Authorised Participants, market makers and end-client relationships
  • Facilitate an understanding of the EMEA SPDR business and its strategy and priorities across key internal partners
  • Specific to the SPDR Business, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with:
    • Distribution
    • ETF Sales Strategy
    • Marketing
    • Product Development and Strategy
    • Funds Management
    • Portfolio Management

Client Segment
  • End-clients
    • Assist clients with trading and liquidity related queries, including pre-and post-trade analysis, Due Diligence Questionnaires and pricing indications
    • Work with Execution Services Senior Lead to develop an end-to-end client coverage model strategy
    • Produce trading and liquidity reports with a heavy emphasis on data analysis and visualizations in regular reporting
    • Analyse market structure developments and changes to assist wider SPDR business strategy

  • Authorised Participants and Market Makers
    • ETF Sales and Trading, Equity Portfolio Sales and Trading, FICC Sales and Trading, and where applicable, Equity Derivative Sales and Trading, Prime Brokerage and Securities Lending
    • Regional and Global Relationship Management teams
  • Exchanges
    • ETF listings teams
    • Regulatory affairs

Your Ideal experience:

  • Business analyst or strategy/planning background, which includes setting strategy, defining priorities, and measuring success
  • Exposure to sales/trading securities industry, preferably from large financial institution; you have strong understating of the dynamics that drive capital markets
  • Very proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • You should have the aptitude to think and act globally, harmonizing global, regional and local objectives. A developed sense of judgment and the ability to balance business needs in an objective and practical way is critical

Personal Profile:
The ideal candidate will have relevant technical and education requirements :
  • Bachelor's degree of Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or a similar field
  • 3-5 years of experience in the financial services industry - ETF Trading and pricing, market making, risk management/ liquidity
  • Knowledge of ETF mechanics - create/redeem process, fees, ETF clearing and settlement operations, custody
  • Background experience in the ETF/project management
  • Strong analytical skills with advanced Excel skills, VBA, PowerPoint, Word and Bloomberg
  • Programming languages (Python, BQNT, others) a plus
  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to frame business issues and apply data analysis to support strategic decision-making
  • Ability to learn quickly and demonstrate industry and product knowledge
  • Ability to build relationships within our team, across our organization, and with our clients
  • Strong aptitude for multi-tasking
  • Enthusiasm for the industry, a positive attitude, and a drive to succeed
  • You have strong ethics and integrity with a strong risk radar and dedicated approach to resolve issues
  • You are confident and credible to achieve consensus with both internal and external parties, with well-rounded communication skills to enable articulation of complex matters in straight-forward manner
  • You have professional curiosity to identify and drive improvements and opportunities with a willingness to get into the detail and frame the solution
  • You are a good influencer and have strong partnering skill - with clients and stakeholders.
  • You will possess strong verbal and written communication skills

Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. We keep our clients at the heart of everything we do, and smart, engaged employees are essential to our continued success. Our promise to maintain an environment where every employee feels valued and able to meet their full potential infuses our values. It's also part of our commitment to inclusion, development and engagement, and corporate social responsibility. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. Join us. State Street is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability.

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