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Job Description

We are seeking a talented individual to oversee our multi-product team responsible for managing critical operational processes and delivering high-quality services to clients within the global markets


  • Manage a team accountable for ensuring seamless end-to-end delivery of Financial Markets Operations for the Japanese market, mitigating risks, and enabling business growth.
  • In this role, you will collaborate extensively with regional and country functions, including operational teams, Front Office, Sales, Legal, Compliance, and Risk, to drive transformational projects, manage day-to-day processes, and prioritize regional initiatives.
  • You'll also work closely with FM Operations Asia country heads, central hubbed teams, and other key stakeholders to optimize operational performance, identify growth opportunities, and stay ahead of local trends and regulations.
  • As a member of the FM Operations Asia Management Team, you will contribute to the definition of best-practice global operating standards and drive the implementation of strategic initiatives. You will ensure compliance with policies, regulations, and laws while advocating for service consistency and identifying opportunities for improvement and automation.
  • You will ensure the effective processing and settlement of global financial market products, ensuring you deliver a high level of service to clients in Japan.
  • Form part of the country's strategic leadership.

Required skills

  • To excel in this role, you should possess a deep understanding of the financial services industry, strong operational expertise, and the ability to plan strategically.
  • You must be adept at building relationships, both internally and externally, in Japanese and English, and have a keen eye for risk management and control.
  • Your financial analysis skills will be crucial in interpreting key information and implementing effective measures.

Preferred skills

  • Deep knowledge of financial market products, including equity, fixed income, and derivative products.

About our client

A leading global financial institution with an established business in Japan and Asia.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Steven Howden
Steven Howden