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Equities Operations – Korea Equities

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Permanent - Full time, Junior
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The Equities Operations team is part of the wider global Corporate Operations Group and supports the Equities trading business in Macquarie Capital. The team is responsible for handling post-trade life cycle controls for equities trading in global markets including trade allocation, booking, settlement, funding, reconciliation, and client management. The team works in close collaboration with other departments across Corporate Operations, Front Office, Finance and Risk and work closely with external clients and vendors.
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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In this role, you will be part of the Equities Operations team based in Seoul, Korea and will assume a role supporting Macquarie Capital trading in Korean markets, with primary focus on supporting the cash equities business. The role requires close interaction with the trading desks, international and onshore Korean clients, and external brokers to manage pre-matching and settlement of client trading. You will also be responsible for helping drive efficiencies and process enhancements in the day-day process and support change initiatives.
Do note, as the role requires interaction with Korean clients, there is a requirement for business level Korean language skills.

What you offer

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  • Complete and accurately capture all bookings and transactions upon execution in market.
  • To proactively follow up trade mismatches and assist with potential and fail settlements.
  • Manage the pre-matching and settlement of Korean equities trades on timely basis on behalf of Macquarie Capital and its clients.
  • Resolve trade exceptions on timely basis while identifying and rectifying root causes.
  • Work closely with brokers, domestic Korean and international clients to manage queries and issues on a timely manner.
  • Manage escalation of potential issues or incidents to key stakeholders
  • Perform post short sell management reporting to local regulators.
  • Maintain daily reconciliations and critical tasks, assist with resolution of trade discrepancies.
  • Support transformation of processes to enhance controls, efficiencies, client experience and comply with market changes.
  • Fulfill UAT(User Access Test) derived from upcoming Korean market changes – LEI adoption, T+1 settlement etc.
  • Participate in automation projects aiming to improve process efficiency as well as minimizing risks through Excel macro, Alteryx and programming.

You will have ideally have 1-3 years' experience in securities companies or custody in banking. Ideally you will work in a middle office or settlements capacity and have an understanding of control and risk frameworks within banking operations. 
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 Corporate Operations Group

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In our Corporate Operations Group, you will work at the heart of Macquarie. Join a collaborative team who accelerate digitalisation, sustainability and social impact for the benefit of our people, customers, shareholders and communities. Our teams include technology, digital transformation and data, operations, human resources, business services, corporate strategy and solutions and the Macquarie Group Foundation.


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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
  • Up to 20 weeks paid parental leave as well as benefits to support you as you transition to life as a working parent 
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching
  • Other benefits to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Access a wide range of learning and development opportunities

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. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a role regardless of their identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, cultural identity, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status, marital or family status, neurodiversity, religion or belief, disabilities, or socio-economic background.
Vocation support candidates with a certificate from the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs are also encouraged to apply (보훈대상자). We encourage candidates to let us know in the application if you require adjustments to your working arrangements or the recruitment process.