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Securities Lending - Senior Trader

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Permanent - Full time, Senior
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Sales, Structuring & Trading
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Equity Finance (EQF) business in London within our Commodities and Global Markets division.  This successful and highly supportive team, help drive business growth and increase profitability. The team focus on Securities Based Lending coverage for our Equity Finance team covering internal shorts, high frequency demand and servicing our various counterparties.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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You will be building effective relationships to ensure we can optimise Macquarie’s position across the market. As well as this, you will use these existing relationships effectively to increase access to warm and hard to borrow securities as well as gather colour and flow on names of interest in the borrow space. We would expect these relationships to enhance and benefit the overall team. You will find a pathway to introduce new relationships with the right counterparties to augment the book further and introduce those relationships to other team members. It is envisaged that your role will also involve assisting with some in house specials situations within Macquarie (eg. hedge fund distribution, synthetics short coverage, corporate action) as well as trading directly with the street.

What you offer

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  • 10+ years of sell side Securities Based Lending experience
  • Strong industry relationships/networks, be a high energy individual with strong interpersonal skills
  • Risk mindset, strong understanding of fundamental risks within the Equity Finance business
  • Strong Excel skills and attention to detail as well as tactical tech coding skills such as Visual Basic Applications (VBA)
  • Experience in Europe or US market would be advantageous
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Commodities and Global Markets

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In Commodities and Global Markets you will be part of a global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to a diverse client base.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include:
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and minimum 25 days of annual leave
  • Primary carers are eligible for minimum 20 weeks paid leave and minimum 6 weeks for secondary carer
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing
  • Employee Assistance Program, a robust behavioral health network with counseling and coaching services
  • Recognition and service awards

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including color and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.