Position : Legal Treasury & Trading
Office : Geneva
Start date :
Working hours : 100%
Field : Treasury & Trading
Treasury & Trading (T&T)
T&T provides liquidity and trading advice across the full spectrum of asset classes, namely currencies, derivatives, com- modities, equities and bonds. The division offers clients the best possible market access by seeking out liquidity pools, wherever available, across a wide range of markets and counterparties. Its strong expertise and the fast, reliable and error-free management of deals and orders provide a competitive advantage for front office staff.
A key role as member of a team directly reporting to the COO Treasury & Trading. The main mission consists in providing legal and business coverage to UBP Group’s treasury & trading, execution and sales desks (“T&T”) based in Geneva, Switzerland.
The position covers various location such as; Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, London, Jersey, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The role implies working with cross-functional teams including front office, accounting, credit, group legal and compliance, tax and operations to develop solutions for our clients.
The function directly reports to T&T reporting line and benefits from a doted reporting line with group legal and compliance divisions.
In charge of monitoring and overseeing policy and new regulations of regulatory changes and developments impacting T&T activities, providing legal advisory and define appropriate solutions and measures to address them accordingly, in cooperation with compliance.
Contribute to a better and faster resolution of legal issues related to the T&T legal affairs, a faster review of all agreements related to the trading room, the group’s derivatives and structured products, monitoring of national and international regulations regarding derivatives and structured products.
Responsible for drafting and negotiating related derivatives agreements with bespoke OTC clients and counterparties;
- Clearing agreements
- Custody agreements
- Brokerage agreements
- Reviewing netting legal opinions
- Providing legal advice on all related queries.
Responsible for drafting and review simplified prospectuses for structured products issued in-house or external products. Review and negotiation of terms & conditions of trading platforms, account opening documents with external correspondent banks, and all other types of documentation applying to derivatives.
Actively contribute from a legal point of view to all projects including new ones related to TT such as precious metals refiners, securities lending, structured products distribution and best execution platform, EMTN and short term funding, amongst other upcoming projects.
- Behave Ethically
- Communicate Effectively
- Foster Teamwork
- Take Decisions
- Solve Problems
The person should have a law degree, if possible with the bar exam, and ideally would have a 3-5 years’ experience in the banking sector, with a good comprehension of investment products and derivatives. He/she might learn here if no specific experience in these fields, but he/she must have worked in a legal department of a bank before. Main language used is English, so good writing and speaking skills in English is a must.
The person shall be able, when necessary, to take decisions fast, and shall be able to work independently in the mid-term. The person must still be willing to learn, and shall not be afraid to ask questions when he/she is not sure how to handle a case.
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This online recruitment system (hereinafter, ‘e-Recruitment Portal’ or ‘Portal’) is used by the Geneva headquarters of Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (hereinafter, ‘UBP’) in accordance with Swiss law, in particular with regard to data protection, and with the principles below. The e-Recruitment Portal allows any person (hereinafter, ‘Applicant’), excluding recruitment consultants and headhunters, to submit either an application for a vacancy listed on the Portal or an unsolicited application.
UBP guarantees the confidential handling of any personal data received via the e-Recruitment Portal, such as names, addresses and other information relating to the Applicant’s identity and professional history (hereinafter, ‘Personal Data’). The Personal Data are securely saved and stored in-house and can be accessed only by those people dealing with the application.
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