Head of Operations – Central Securities Depository (CSD)

A deep interest in blockchain, tokenisation and related FinTech developments would be beneficial. London Based Fintech seek a Head of Operations to help develop…...

London Based Fintech seek a Head of Operations to help develop the End-to-End core CSD services for a new digital Central Securities Depository. The role will evolve to assume full responsibility for running the day-to-day operations for a global regulated digital CSD, based in London and Gibraltar, focused on institutional clients settling conventional securities and digital assets in CoBM and CeBM. The ideal applicant will bring previous experience of running core CSD processes from start to finish in a regulated environment. Comfortable operating in the dynamic environment of a fast-moving regulated financial markets group that is building digital asset ecosystems that support conventional securities and leverages the benefits of distributed ledger technology. This is an exciting opportunity to be an active member of the Senior Management Team responsible for the creation and running of an efficient and effective digital CSD business operation to support significant market change. The Head of Operations will be expected to have a good CSD working knowledge spanning the different functions of the business. You will interact directly with regulators in London and Gibraltar together with government officials, market participants and teams of lawyers. The role requires a hands-on, sleeves rolled-up approach to creating/finalising policies and procedures to support the CSD authorisation application as well as embedding them into the firm and being able to build and lead an operations team post-live launch. As an aspiring systemically important CSD utility based on FinTech attributes such as blockchain technology, the Head of Operations will be expected to grasp the details, challenges, and objectives of the different parts of the business as each evolves. You will likely have experience of working in a start-up, capital markets experience, a strong operations and compliance/regulatory background, and be a team player with excellent people skills. A deep interest in blockchain, tokenisation and related FinTech developments would be beneficial. YOU MUST HAVE a strong capital markets background, including CSDs, custodians and central banks. Familiar with the regulatory requirements for CSDR and Operational Resilience. Awareness of issuance, corporate actions and settlement in CoBM and CeBM

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