Equity Operations Specialist at ThinkMarkets

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ThinkMarkets is a global online brokerage firm, specializing in providing multi-asset trading solutions to thousands of clients around the world. With our flagship ThinkTrader platform, we allow our clients to trade the world 24-hours a day. Our mission is to disrupt the brokerage industry by allowing access to global markets and thousands of products to allow our clients to trade the world in the palm of their handWe use the latest technologies to give traders seamlesaccess to our proprietary trading platforms. Our Chicago office is in the heart of the financial district in the Loop, and is made up by our Leadership, IT, Analytics, and R&D teams.  

We are seeking an Equity Operations Specialist to join our growing team. ThinkMarkets is a global multi-asset brokerage that services a diverse group of clients across FX, Index, Commodity, and Equity markets. We leverage cutting-edge technology to offer traders access to our proprietary trading platforms that tap into liquidity from a variety of banks, hedge funds, and other liquidity networks.

In the role of Equity Operations Specialist, you will work closely with internal trading, risk, compliance, and technology teams to lead the buildout and ongoing administration of a growing offering in physical (cash) equities.

A main focus will be on the buildout of both fully-disclosed and omnibus brokerage structures for different internal organizations, depending on the regulatory regime. Candidates will need familiarity with both setups and the corresponding considerations in enough detail to coordinate the development of the most efficient framework for both. You should understand an equity trade lifecycle – from account opening to execution to the back office trade capture and reconciliations.

Responsibilities:

  • Support of commercial review and negotiation of clearing agreements
  • Liaise with internal compliance as SME for regulatory filings. Willingness to act as person of record with regulators as necessary
  • Trade execution – manage SOR, oversight and governance of executing brokers
  • Ensure proper handling of corporate actions and related entitlements
  • Trade capture for all products related to the desks’ activity – equity trades (cash and futures) are the primary focus, scope includes fixed income, FX, swaps and options
  • Trade and position reconciliation with clearing firms, prime brokers and bilateral counterparties

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least 4+ years of professional experience in trading-related area, middle or back office
  • A background in Global equities; ideally with exposure to supporting other ancillary products at a proprietary trading firm, hedge fund or other buy-side organization
  • Experience of daily recs and exchange settlement
  • Hands-on experience negotiating payment for order flow is a plus.
  • Disciplined self-starter with ability to make well-balanced decisions and solve problems under pressure
  • Good communication skills and the confidence to professionally challenge other’s ideas and opinions
  • Experience with trading systems on a technical level
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Location

We are in the financial district of the city, located in the UBS Tower. We welcome others who would like to master the latest in tech with us.

An Insider's view of ThinkMarkets

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We're definitely a hardworking bunch, and we're very passionate about what we do. The culture is dynamic and collaborative, and there's always something to work on which helps the day fly by!

Ashley

Executive Assistant to the CEO

What does your typical day look like?

We start the day with a web call summarizing portfolio risks, exposures & order flow with our teams in Dubai & London. We track, measure, & report any trade issues with our clients; we’re always aware of changes in the risk profile of the firm portfolio. We're constantly checking on pricing, liquidity & execution across all our product offerings.

Pat

Head of Options

What makes someone successful on your team?

Above all, having passion for what you do will make an individual successful in any position! Specifically here at ThinkMarkets, we value a collaborative and innovative mindset to make our team run the most efficiently.

Theresa

Human Resources Associate

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At ThinkMarkets, ideation that challenges the norm and status quo is embraced! We prioritize growth and innovation to drive the business forward. As a Marketing Team, our mission is to bring the brand personality to life across the globe with a lean methodology that enables ThinkMarkets to proactively and constantly drive progress and efficiency.

Rich

Head of Performance Marketing

What projects are you most excited about?

It's amazing to design a web-based trading platform, providing users with the most effortless and exciting trading experience! I enjoy collaborating with a team of professional and smart co-workers, whose expertise in different domains solve user problems, fuel creativity, gain industry value, and shoot for more exciting outcomes for the company!

Athens

UI/UX Designer

What are ThinkMarkets Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
ThinkMarkets covers up to 85% of transit costs and the remaining balance can be deducted from paychecks pre-tax.
Stocked Kitchen
We have an espresso and coffee machine, tea, and snacks stocked in our kitchen!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch catered in on Fridays!
Fitness Subsidies
ThinkMarkets provides $65 a month to each employee to use towards gym memberships or classes (yoga, barre, kick-boxing, etc.) to promote a healthy lifestyle!
Professional Development Benefits
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