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ISDA Negotiator, 4 month FTC

Our client is looking to engage with ISDA Negotiators with 5+ years experience for a 4 month contract with a leading global investment and wealth management firm. It is likely that this experience has been gained within the UK from a strong In-House or Law Firm background within the Financial Services Sector. This role is based in London, with 2-3 days a week in the office. There is a preference for those with MSFTA experience but those with general ISDA experience are also encouraged to apply.  

The successful ISDA negotiator will be responsible for negotiating MSFTA and ISDA/CSA agreements, as well as any other ancillary documentation for a range of funds and clients across multiple products. You must have the ability to work under time sensitive projects and will be expected to build relationships with various internal groups and external counterparts at other financial institutions.

Key responsibilities and requirements include:

  • In-depth knowledge of MSFTA/ISDA/CSA contractual framework, applicable regulations and derivatives-related issues.
  • Drafting and negotiating of MSFTA/ISDA/CSA agreements, as well as additional provisions for funds and clients based on their country of incorporation and entity type.
  • Ability to turnaround matters swiftly and efficiently without compromising the quality of the work
  • Keeping client and other files, negotiation notes and other materials organized and duly saved as appropriate.
  • Ensuring internal procedures are followed with respect to the initiation of agreements and approvals of terms, key stakeholders are regularly updated with latest status of negotiations.
  • Liaison with trading desk, client account managers, operations, legal and risk departments and other internal partners and participation in MSFTA/ISDA working groups
  • Ad hoc documentation projects.
  • Flexibility and willingness to develop full job ownership.

Qualifications required:

  • Extensive MSFTA/ISDA/CSA and ancillary agreements negotiation experience (min 5-7 years of experience will be required)
  • Robust understanding of the key data terms in agreements and how they should be used by various internal teams
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