REMOTE Market Surveillance Analyst

Post Date

Mar 20, 2023


Salt Lake City,

ZIP/Postal Code

Jul 28, 2023 Insight Global

Job Type

Contract,Perm Possible


Financial Services

Req #


Job Description

Insight Global is looking for an analyst level candidate to sit in the market surveillance group at a large financial client of ours. This group sits within the Financial Crime Compliance Group, a centralized surveillance function within the Global Compliance Department. The group strives to detect potential insider trading, market abuse, violations of regulations and policies related to information barriers, and/or violations of firmwide trading policies through established advanced technology-based trading surveillances. Market Surveillance focuses on establishing surveillances to cover all business units globally. The opportunity within Market Surveillance is fully remote and will focus on surveillance alerts, ad-hoc investigations arising from internal escalations and regulatory inquiries, as well as project-based work on building out trade-surveillance parameters underpinning new surveillance technologies.

Key Responsibilities

* Identify potential insider trading, information barrier, and market manipulation scenarios through investigations and analysis of trading alerts

* Research market-moving events and create market color, conduct an analysis of the trading in the context of this market color, develop and support a recommendation

* Investigate potential trading issues flagged by the business units, such as the Global Markets Division and Investment Banking

* Liaise with strategy groups, Engineering, and Technology in the development, review, and testing of new/existing automated surveillance models and output

* Coordinate with the Anti-Money Laundering Group globally on trading-related investigations and potential escalations

* Pursue ad-hoc projects related to trading around market-moving news events such as merger & acquisition announcements, offerings, corporate accounting scandals, etc.

* Participate and potentially lead working groups that focus on enhancing controls/quality of the trade surveillance program

Minimum Requirements

* Advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint skills (Pivot tables, VLookup, experience with large data sets, proficient in data manipulation and presentation)

* Proficiency with Bloomberg, Reuters and other market data tools and aptitude for research

* Interest in capital markets, current events, and financial news

* Ability to identify and explain sophisticated trading strategies

* Experience/working knowledge of financial products such as fixed-income, equity options, CDSs, CFDs, among others

* Strong communication skills, comfort developing a recommendation and supporting it by presenting and explaining analysis

* Team player with great attitude and work ethic

* Ability to multi-task on several different assignments/projects