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Derivatives Documentation Negotiator

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Robert Walters Plc


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Derivatives Documentation Negotiator




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Aleea Cherry



Date posted

June 12, 2018

7 Times Square

New York NY 10036

Robert Walters United States of America

A Derivatives Documentation Negotiator role has become available at the Investment arm of a Global Investment and Advisory Firm, with more than $305 Billion in AUM across its three primary business divisions businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services and will be based out of the firm’s New York office. The firm is seeking an exceptional individual to join its legal team to negotiate derivatives (and related) documentation and assist in regulatory compliance and internal legal asset management in connection with the Firm’s derivatives trading activities. This position will involve drafting derivatives trading documentation (e.g., master agreements, trade confirmations and ancillary documentation), negotiating the same with the Firm’s counterparties and liaising with portfolio managers, risk management, legal and compliance colleagues. The successful candidate will take a hands-on approach to a wide variety of legal tasks related to derivatives trading, including facilitating Dodd-Frank and EMIR compliance, coordinating account onboarding with operations teams, maintaining excellent records and keeping track of the documentation pipeline. This position presents an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment on challenging business matters in a collaborative team with deep derivatives industry knowledge.


Draft and negotiate derivatives trading documentation, including without limitation, master agreements, trade confirmations and side letters.

Participate in negotiation calls with Firm counterparties, clearly communicate Firm positions and advocate on behalf of the same and relay open issues to the legal team.

Ensure that trading documentation is accurately and timely reflected in Firm databases, and liaise with legal technology team, IT and central information teams regarding the same

Maintain status of all ongoing negotiations on a counterparty-by-counterparty basis

Assist in the development and implementation of Firm-approved template documentation for various derivatives (and related products)

Skills & Experience Required

Bachelor’s degree

3-5 years of experience drafting and negotiating derivatives documentation at a law firm or in-house at a sell-side institution

Must have working knowledge of key master agreements (ISDA Master/Schedule/CSA, MRA, GMRA, MSLA, CUA, MSFTA, CDEA, delegated reporting agreement, etc.)

Should be familiar with basic economics of forwards, options and swaps in various asset classes including credit, rates, foreign exchange, commodities and equity

Must have some experience with ISDA trade confirmations and ISDA definitional booklets

Basic knowledge of Dodd-Frank/EMIR protocols, protocol adherence process and market practice for KYC/onboarding/questionnaire matching (e.g., IHS Markit Counterparty Manager)

Willingness to learn and take ownership of a wide variety of derivatives (and related) matters

You will be an effective negotiator with a good sense for practical business solutions to problems. You must exhibit a strong track record negotiating complex, strategic transactions and show a keen understanding and interest Derivatives and Regulatory compliance..

This well respected Global Investment & Advisory firm is a recognized for its competitive benefits and unrivalled culture and work life balance. If you are a driven determined individual with the ability to execute in a complex matrixed environment and want to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you.

Company Profile
Robert Walters Plc is one of the world's largest specialist professional recruitment consultancies with 53 offices spanning 24 countries. We've helped thousands of professionals find permanent, contract and interim roles with leading global corporations, small to medium sized companies and innovative start ups. Our specialist recruitment focus includes: accountancy and finance, banking, engineering, operations, legal, IT, sales, marketing, procurement & logistics, HR and support/administration.

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