Safeguarding the future of finance
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Post Trade services are essential to the functioning of healthy markets, helping to manage risk and maintain liquidity. It’s important for all market participants to know that protections and safeguards are in place. Increasingly, it’s a requirement of legislators and regulators too.
The idea of a ‘clearing house’ is actually nothing new. The facility to clear trades has been well established for over a century. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, however, the service is more high-profile than ever. It’s not just something understood by banks, but an issue that is on the agenda of the US President, German Chancellor and British Prime Minister.
The current regulatory environment means the role of clearing houses is set to expand significantly over the coming years. As a result, Post Trade is an increasingly pivotal part of our business and an area of intense change and competition. Managing risk and sustaining liquidity in markets is a huge responsibility, but creates a great many exciting opportunities for graduates joining the Group.
Shaping multiple markets
Within London Stock Exchange Group, we offer clearing facilities to multiple exchanges, which gives us a freedom and breadth of vision that other Post Trade operations lack. We also work across stocks and shares, swaps, bonds and foreign exchange, so as a graduate, you’re guaranteed variety.
Although our work in Post Trade is specialist, we’re always open to fresh ideas and new energy as we grow and expand. We look for graduates with an awareness of financial markets and technology, who are inquisitive and have good problem-solving skills.
Joining the Group is a great opportunity to work across multiple asset classes. You also get to see many different facets of the financial services industry, from the large investment banks to representatives of the buy side and the infrastructure of the Bank of England.
There’s an emphasis on breadth and exposure, as we don’t believe in anyone getting pigeon-holed, with the Group’s expansion, new opportunities are opening up all the time.