REMOTE Market Surveillance Analyst

Post Date

Mar 20, 2023


Salt Lake City,

ZIP/Postal Code

Jul 19, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type

Contract,Perm Possible


Financial Services

Req #


Pay Rate

$20 - $30 (hourly estimate)

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

Required Skills & Experience

* 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

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.