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Assistant Manager, GWO OTC FX Confirmation

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Assistant Manager, GWO OTC Confirmations


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This is a place where you’ll get to learn and develop your skills, while being recognized for your hard work. At Scotiabank, we’re passionate about bringing our whole selves to work, allowing us to create inclusive work environments for everyone to enjoy. Say hello to a career at Scotiabank!Global Banking and Markets
Global Banking & Markets provides a full range of investment banking, credit and risk management products and services relevant to the financing and strategic development needs of our clients. Our products include debt and equity financing, mergers & acquisitions, corporate banking, institutional equity sales, trading and research, fixed income products, derivatives, energy, foreign exchange and precious & metals.  We also cross-sell the full range of wholesale products and services offered by the Scotiabank Group.Position

The trade confirmation process performed by Global Wholesale Operations (GWO) is a key control within Scotiabank’s Global Banking and Markets (GBM) trading environment.

The GWO Over-the-Counter (OTC) Confirmations department’s primary responsibilities are to ensure trades are booked correctly by affirming trades with counterparties, to negotiate and execute confirmations, and to reconcile the bank’s positions to external electronic trade execution and affirmation/confirmation platforms and to Central Counterparty Clearing Houses (CCPs).

The Assistant Manager, OTC Confirmations, is responsible for maintaining controls, resolving confirmation issues, coordinating legal reviews, drafting and approving OTC Equity and Interest Rate derivatives’ ISDA trade confirmations, and contributing to the department’s continuous improvement of processes and controls.




1. Ensure risk inherent in the trade confirmation process is identified, understood, monitored, and controlled.  This includes:

• Ensure all trades are recognized by trade counterparties, economic terms of all transactions are matched on, and all breaks are identified, reported, and resolved

• Generate, review, and execute trade confirmations in accordance with Bank policy

• Ensure the Bank is reconciled with external electronic trade execution and affirmation/confirmation platforms

• Train staff to minimize errors and maximize quality and adherence to regulations, policies and standards

• Escalate and resolve issues

• Investigate issues such that root causes are identified and appropriate actions are taken to prevent recurrence

• Assign and prioritize work, while balancing the workload and dynamically shifting cross trained staff to minimize risk and ensure consistent high quality customer service

• Review control/KPI/KRI reports circulated to management and the business to highlight risk and drive issue resolution


2. Ensure a high degree of processing accuracy, customer service, and operational efficiency:

• Maximize STP rates and the use of automation to ensure controlled efficient operations

• Identify and implement opportunities for improvement in controls, customer service, productivity, and cost effectiveness

• Understand customer needs and maintain customer service standards

• Develop and maintain relationships with customers, at both the operations staff and management levels, allowing for effective escalations and issue resolution

• Ensure customer issues are identified, reported, and escalated, and resolution is coordinated with internal stakeholders and the relationship owners


•Expert knowledge of OTC FX Options and Equity Derivatives products

•Expert knowledge of OTC FX Options and Equity Derivatives’ ISDA trade confirmations

•Familiar with FX and Currency Option Definitions / 2002 ISDA Equity Definitions

•Strong leadership skills

• Passion for customer service

• Driven to improve efficiency and controls

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Accurate and detail oriented with an analytical mind and the ability to detect, articulate, and effectively escalate and resolve issues

• Strong computer, data analytics, and process re-engineering skills


Education and Other Requirements:

• Business/Finance, Law or Engineering University Degree, or a related educational background



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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