Global Markets Operations | FICC Ops | Interest Rate Operations | Analyst | Singapore

Goldman Sachs
Singapore, Singapore
15 Nov 2022
01 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.
We promote continuous learning by way of cross training and business engagement across the stack of functions for the respective FICC product class. Your role will involve active partnership with the sales, trading, credit, legal and other operations teams which will be key to effectively manage the risk and business / client expectations for the trades we support. In addition to the responsibilities assigned to you, you will be encouraged to contribute ideas towards enhancement and streamlining the activities.
Within Global Market Operations, the Currency Operations team comprehends key functions in the Foreign Exchange Market, effectively covering front to back support for our business and clients. We are responsible for Middle Office Functions, that aim to ensure trading risk is accurate and trade flow exceptions are resolved timely; Confirmations and Drafting Functions, that aim to legally confirm our client's trades and ensure executed trades were booked accurately; and Settlements Functions, that ensure all Foreign Exchange transactions are settled in a timely manner, meeting our client's expectations. Various operational reconciliations are also performed to ensure every step of trade flow is accurate and without flaws. The team also executes various projects aimed at balance sheet optimization, operational efficiency and business enablement. All functions are performed with focus on risk management, efficiency and client experience, always pursuing better ways of doing things.
The team works closely with team members across regional and global offices to facilitate the above functions. The team support a cross section of products ranging from highly complex structured transactions to more vanilla trades. Individuals are required to develop a strong product, industry, and technical knowledge in order to facilitate the transaction flow and to anticipate and avoid potential trade problems. The role requires the ability to seamlessly switch between multiple activities and significant interaction with clients so communication will be a key asset; fast paced setting and ongoing interaction with other Operations teams, Compliance, Credit, and Technology to resolve issues arising from trade execution, client queries, and new business. In addition, we are looking for a strong candidate that can help to drive workflow improvement across the organization.
  • Partner with internal teams - Sales, Trading, Legal, Compliance, Technology and other operations teams to ensure issue resolution and timely drafting of legal confirmations
  • Legal confirmation drafting function for Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivatives Transactions.
  • Assist the Asia FX/IRP Drafting team to deliver on strategic global initiatives and support the Asia/Global Business
  • Become a subject matter expert to mitigate risk and drive efficiencies
  • Build skillset that comprehends Front to Back functions
  • Design and initiate process improvements with thorough understanding of the teams' processes and controls, leveraging Business Intelligence and Automation
  • Build relationships with global peers to ensure global consistency and knowledge sharing.
  • Work with team to ensure that processes are continually reviewed and improved, risk is managed, and results are achieved meet expectations for timeliness, quality and cost effectiveness within the Department.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior experience in Operations
  • Proactive, enthusiastic, and creative approach with very high attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly collaborative and team-focused with ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills along with the ability to use discretion and good judgment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of the Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates market and derivatives, including the current regulatory environment is beneficial
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to remain composed under pressure
  • Experience in Derivatives Documentation
  • Competency with MS Suite, especially Excel, and the ability to learn multiple programs quickly

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