Compliance Analyst

London, United Kingdom

Ref#: POS-16320

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Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital.

Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most complex economic problems.

The Two Sigma Securities (TSS) London based Compliance Analyst will provide compliance support to the firm across all its US and UK businesses, with a specific focus on performing surveillance. The successful candidate will be responsible for daily support, drafting policies and procedures, , reviewing surveillance reports, surveillance report development, issue identification and proactively offering pragmatic solutions to monitor and prevent issues. Candidates should demonstrate an entrepreneurial drive and should have great attention to detail. Does this sound like you? If so, we want to speak to you!

You will take on the following responsibilities: 
  • Specific responsibility for assisting the global compliance team with administering its surveillance programme using both vendor tools and in house-built tools.
  • Review and manage surveillance reports.
  • Maintenance and ongoing review of surveillance report logic and parameteraisation.
  • Draft and maintain policies and procedures in relation to surveillance. 
  • Contribute to the design of internal surveillance reports by proactively proposing updates to the programme and wider compliance framework in response to new trading behaviour or changes in business.
  • Assist in responding to regulatory inquiries.
  • Liaise with counterparts in teams across Two Sigma (legal, operations, engineering, front office etc.).
  • Data analysis and creation of management information
  • Be upbeat and passionate about digging into the details; demonstrate a thirst for knowledge and learning.

You should possess the following qualifications: 
  • Bachelors degree required
  • 2 - 7 years relevant compliance experience, with at least 2 years related to automated trading strategies or at a securities regulator.
  • Strong understanding of cash and derivatives markets, with some understanding of cryptoassets desirable
  • Understanding of Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and MiFID II / MiFIR, 
  • Strong communication and analytical skills 
  • Work well in a team environment. 
  • Willing to get involved in all aspects of the compliance programme when needed to assist other team members as needed.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical specification documents.
  • Entrepreneurial and pragmatic attitude toward solving problems.
  • Thoughtful and close attention detail, think critically and conduct independent research on regulatory topics. 
  • Be upbeat and passionate about digging into the details; demonstrate a thirst for knowledge and learning.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.