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Global Banking & Markets Public - Policy, Documentation & Outreach (“PDO”) - Regulatory Uplift - Vice President - Bengaluru

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Legal
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Job Description

WHO WE ARE

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Singapore, Dallas, Warsaw, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.

Global Markets

Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team that includes individuals who have a passion for the markets and who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation, and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative workspaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our professionals the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

YOUR IMPACT

You will be an integral part of a global team of trading documentation professionals, focused on the build out of our first line of defence Policy, Documentation & Outreach Group (“PDO”) Regulatory Uplift function, partnering with trading documentation professionals across Prime and Franchise Global Banking and Markets Division business areas and related trading agreements.

In this role, amongst other responsibilities, you will play a crucial part in enhancing our organization’s capacity to trade in financial products in a manner that optimizes risk management, playing a pivotal role in working to review client trading documentation from a risk angle, ensuring systematic data capture, and flagging any anomalies. As a Firm, as part of our client onboarding process, we risk manage through agreeing the requisite core contractual margin and credit terms that govern our trading relationships with our counterparties under various trading agreements, across all businesses. We gain further benefit of this analysis if we translate these efforts in to ensuring our internal systems accurately reflect these terms prior to the initiation of trading with new and existing counterparties.

PDO culture encourages individuals to bring purpose and authenticity to the team environment, where we role model behaviours and take responsibility for demonstrating our shared values. The candidate will be a self-motivated, results-driven, and proactive team player who takes ownership for their work. This is a growing team that encourages an entrepreneurial, innovative, and analytical approach to providing client solutions.

OUR IMPACT

The team, as a first line of defense, is responsible for providing outstanding service by ensuring data captures are correct and risks identified in order for stakeholder groups to properly risk manage client relationships and trading activity to protect the Firm.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data Review and Extraction: Elevate our risk management for new and/or existing client relationships by ensuring systematic analysis of their trading documentation and extracting key data points in line with GS risk governance framework.
  • Process: Develop and enhance processes that will optimize risk management and decision making through providing greater transparency to ensure appropriate governance and identification of counterparty risk initially and throughout the relationship.
  • Key Results: Tracking, recording and reporting data extraction results for new and/or existing clients and other efficiencies to senior management. Provide strategic insights and drive informed decision making.
  • Query Management/Knowledge Sharing: As a member of Regulatory Uplift team, you will interact extensively with a range of stakeholders across business areas, both regionally and functionally. You will also coordinate and work with our core group of negotiators and leadership team, playing a pivotal role in driving change. This role involves keeping senior management apprised of the implementation of a global training programme, KPIs and managing queries from different parts of the Firm.
  • Policy: Identify new themes and recommend updates to playbooks for second line of defence Risk Division approval.
  • Tech Uplift: Work with our internal Engineering team on developing platforms to seamlessly integrate core contractual margin and credit terms from our documentation into risk and other internal systems.
  • Risk Optimization: Working closely with GS Risk Division and PDO negotiators to stay informed about industry best practices, regulatory and legal changes affecting core contractual margin and credit terms and partnering with this groups to evaluate and enhance existing rules in response.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent or JD. Prior experience in Legal/Trading Documentation role (including within a Credit, Risk or Treasury function) or attorney/paralegal experience preferred.
  • Proven excellent organizational and prioritisation skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure.
  • Ability to ensure consistency across documentation and know when to escalate issues.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a keen interest in derivative, repo, securities lending markets and products and/or prime brokerage products and services.
  • Proficient in IT (incl. Microsoft Office) and able to adapt to various databases/systems.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process.
  • Working knowledge of derivatives and financial products and familiarity with trading documentation (such as ISDA/CSA/GMRA/GMSLA, etc.) desired.
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, ability to bring clarity to previously undefined problems, experience explaining technical issues to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and presenting data-insights to senior audiences.
  • Ability to supervise, motivate and provide guidance to junior team members (Associate and above).

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS


At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.


We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.


We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html


Please note that our firm has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees who work onsite at any of our U.S. locations to safeguard the health and well-being of all our employees and others who enter our U.S. offices. This role requires the employee to be able to work on-site. As a condition of employment, employees working on-site at any of our U.S. locations are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and to have either had COVID-19 or received a booster dose if eligible under Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) guidance, unless prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Applicants who wish to request for a medical or religious accommodation, or any other accommodation required under applicable law, can do so later in the process. Please note that accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case by case basis.


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