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Head of Dealing on Own Account (Blockchain)

Head of DOA leads the development, execution and monitoring of the trading strategy of the company for proprietary position. The position requires extensive experience in various markets, preferably with complex instruments and cryptocurrencies, and strong risk management skills for development of policies, systems and practices to achieve optimal return on Investment and effective deployment.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Active involvement in investment decision making as part of the Investment Committee
  • Selection and implementation of investment instruments comprising the tradeable portfolios
  • Negotiating with liquidity providers in order to obtain favorable execution conditions for the Company
  • Collaborating with internal departments to establish API connections with liquidity providers
  • Working closely with the business development department and senior management on key business decisions such as product offering, product pricing and the relevant fees
  • Lead the core business function within the Company, focusing primarily on covering dealing and brokerage desks and additionally on market, operational and regulatory risk
  • Liquidity management and oversight of the investment committee operation
  • Establishing the investment and trading strategy for proprietary desk
  • Working closely with the Risk Management department to ensure adherence to limits and trading strategy
  • Training and supervising the dealing department personnel
  • Preparing detailed reports for the performance of the Company for the Board
  • Working with external providers and IT department on building trade reporting tools in accordance with the regulatory standards
  • Assisting the accounting, legal, sales and marketing departments by providing various reporting tools

Key Competencies & Qualifications

  • University Degree in Banking, Finance, Economics or in a related field;
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a bank or other financial institution, with at least 5 years on the trading desk
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets – stocks, bonds, derivatives and FX
  • Understanding of blockchain is an advantage
  • Knowledge of Maltese and EU regulatory requirements; working knowledge of MiFid II regulation
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Energetic, flexible with a positive attitude 
  • Fluent in both Maltese and English