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Founded in December 2013, FinTrU is a multi-award winning RegTech company in the Financial Services sector that is committed to giving local talent the opportunity to work on the global stage with the largest International Investment Banks.

FinTrU works with clients to find solutions to help them meet with their regulations in areas such as; Legal, Risk, Compliance, KYC, Operations, Consultancy and Technology. FinTrU’s clients are all Tier 1 Investment Banks based in London, New York, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Paris. FinTrU is also a member of ISDA (International Swaps and Derivatives Association).

FinTrU employs over 700 people across Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, London and New York.

Whilst FinTrU is managed as a profit-driven organisation, Darragh McCarthy, Founder & CEO, also considers FinTrU as having a social purpose to create high-quality professional employment on the island of Ireland. Prior to FinTrU’s establishment, Darragh thoroughly researched various locations across Ireland to determine which location FinTrU should establish in. 

The availability of a high number of talented graduates in the job market, coupled with support from Invest NI and cost-effectiveness of Northern Ireland made Belfast the obvious choice as a base for FinTrU. These factors have enabled FinTrU to offer a unique and highly competitive alternative to the more traditional off-shore outsourcing solutions often favoured by Investment Banks. 

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Job Details: Legal Senior Associate/Vice President

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Legal Senior Associate/Vice President
United Kingdom
Belfast or Derry/Londonderry
We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Senior Associate or Vice President to join the 'Best Company to Work For' (Belfast Business Awards 2018 & 2019). The successful candidate will perform a senior role in one of our Business As Usual negotiation teams, which support a range of trading desks for our global Tier 1 Investment Banking clients.

We welcome applications for these opportunities for our offices in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Please note that given the current situation all staff are working from home and FinTrU is providing the equipment to support them doing so.
Please see below.
Role Responsibilities
  • Drafting and negotiating legal and trading documentation, primarily ISDA & CSA
  • Contributing to the supervision and oversight of junior negotiators
  • Acting as a point of escalation within the team and assisting with training as appropriate
  • Liaising with the trading desks, credit & risk management teams, as well as internal and external counsel
  • Conducting legal capacity and authority reviews as well as netting & collateral due diligence checks
  • Ensuring regulatory adherence as necessary (e.g. MiFID II, Dodd-Frank, EMIR)
  • Building and maintaining client and counterparty relationships and ensuring timely execution of all trading documentation
  • Participating in ad-hoc projects to promote document integrity, internal policy and regulatory compliance
Required Experience and Skills
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in law
  • Minimum of four years’ ISDA experience (additional IM CSA, GMRA, GMSLA, EFET, Clearing or PB experience is desirable)
  • Exposure to Banking and Financial Services Regulation, preferably in a remediation context.
  • Experience of managing/supervising others is desirable
  • Language skills (preferably Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese) are desirable
Required Personal Attributes 
  • Self-starter with a proactive and flexible approach
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills to supervise and lead others
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to influence key stakeholders
  • Exceptional attention to detail to perform a QA role
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
We reserve the right to alter or amend the shortlisting criteria at any time during the process. 

2 years
Full Time
Generous company pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Health cash plan
Life assurance
Income protection
Minimum 25 days annual leave, plus ten bank holidays
Personal training budget
Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
Employee Assistance Programme
Company-funded Christmas and Summer Parties (virtually for now!)
Diverse and inclusive social and cultural calendar
Cycle to Work scheme
Competitive salary
Performance related bonus award
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