IMC finds innovative ways to connect securities trading with cutting-edge technology. The Operational Compliance Analyst is at the heart of the bustling trading floor, alongside traders and the world’s best developers in econometrics, mathematics, and tech. They make sure everything meets the highest quality standards and follows the letter of applicable laws and regulations.
IMC is a high-frequency proprietary trading firm and market maker with a key USP: they trade using algorithms. The company was founded in Amsterdam in 1989 under the name International Marketmaker’s Combination, on the trading floor of the world’s oldest stock exchange. Buying and selling prices were calculated manually back then, and two stock market traders were among the first to see the importance of technology. It was a historic move, because today, tech and stock trading are inextricably linked.
Innovative technology is deeply embedded in IMC’s DNA. As a trading house-cum-technology firm, IMC operates in new markets and in all major asset classes on over 100 trading platforms. That diverse service offering demands a multidisciplinary approach to collaboration, and there is plenty of overlap on the trading floor between traders and software engineers. They are continuously working together to shape the most effective trading strategy based on algorithms, software, hardware, and advanced networks.
The entrepreneurial spirit of Amsterdam-based IMC has expanded out to Chicago and Sydney, as well. More than 800 colleagues share innovative ideas, expertise and systems across four offices, every day. It is no wonder that the world’s best graduates from fields like econometrics, mathematics, and tech want to join IMC. The Operational Compliance Analyst guarantees that whatever the trading and technology team does always complies with internal and external regulations.
Vacancy: Operational Compliance Analyst
Compliance is a key asset to the integrity of a financial service like IMC. Failing on compliance equals big fines, but the Operational Compliance Analyst guarantees that that is something IMC never has to worry about. From monitoring daily compliance activities to onboarding counterparties, they will handle it all. To succeed in this role, they will need strong analytical skills and deep operational and systems knowledge. The Operational Compliance Analyst is able to truly add value to the work IMC does.
The Operational Compliance Analyst will join a four-person team headed by Mark van Vliet, Head of Compliance. The Operational Compliance Analyst will work with the team at the heart of the buzzing trading floor to not only know policies and rules, but also understand their context and intent. That means they will be directly engaged with the business and always on top of the game without letting go of the reins.
The ideal candidate will be able to immediately spot the tiniest irregularities or opportunities and be able to really challenge traders. Clear communication is key. Knowledge of the regulatory landscape, applied trading strategies, counterparties, and trading platforms is helpful, but not essential. The same applies to working with large data sets. They should be able to quickly master both elements on the job. Basic knowledge of derivatives, market making, and programming languages is a plus.
IMC’s culture has a strong focus on close collaboration and sharing ideas and best practices. That really sets them apart from the cliché image of stock trading as a cutthroat industry that is every man for himself. The Operational Compliance Analyst should be able to find their niche in a flat organization that is open, down-to-earth, and approachable. The position is based in the unique Infinity building at Amsterdam Zuidas.
IMC works with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
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