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Cooperative Bank Jobs in Kenya - Kingdom Securities

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment? 

Kingdom Securities Ltd, a subsidiary of the Co-operative Bank of Kenya, is the place for those looking to new horizons. 
We are looking for a dynamic, creative and self-driven professional with strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity and a genuine interest in financial markets. 

Research Analyst 
The role holder will be responsible for initiating and conducting research on companies, monitoring performance of stocks and offering recommendations to investors on whether to buy or sell particular financial instruments.   

The role
Specifically, the successful jobholder will be expected to:
·                     Maintain a library of financial reports of all listed companies 
·                     Maintain a database of financial market trading statistics 
·                     Maintain information of key local and global economies and markets. 
·                     Maintain a library of key GOK publications. 
·                     Have an in depth analysis of  economic and  industry dynamics 
·                     Participate in company research visits and attend  investor briefings
·                     Undertake fundamental analysis of all listed companies and provide investment recommendations to clients
·                     Undertake unquoted equity reviews and other investment reviews on clients request
·                     Prepare investment recommendations on  financial instruments
·                     Engage other market players in primary data generation  
·                     Prepare regular analyst reports and ensure timely circulation of research findings and reports to the relevant units
·                     Maintain Research Department  filing system
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes 
The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following skills and competencies:-
·                     A Bachelor’s degree in a business, economics, finance or related field.  
·                     A candidate in the CFA program, or other relevant professional course 
·                     At least 1 years’ experience in an investment firm or financial institution  
·                     Advanced Word, PowerPoint and Excel knowledge  Sound understanding of database architecture  
·                     Advanced accounting and financial modelling  
·                     Strong communication skills with ability to exercise objective and  independent thought 
·                     Innovative problem solver, analytical with critical thinking ability 
·                     Self-supervising – personally accountable for the quality and accuracy of work
Please quote this reference on your application: RA/01/HRD/2015

Fixed Income / Equities Trader

The role holders will be in charge of sourcing and dealing financial instruments. 

The role holders will also be responsible for managing the Company’s institutional and high net worth clients and increase the trade volumes in the fixed income/equities segment.
The Role
Specifically, the successful jobholders will be expected to:
·                     Drive and deliver exceptional sales performance by identifying and meeting
·                     Ensure clients’ mandates are executed to the best interests of the clients.
·                     Own and manage the institutional and high net worth customers’ queries and
·                     Provide Financial Advisory to the clients on market performance, trends and outlooks.
·                     Assisting the firms’ clientele in managing and monitoring their portfolio performance.
·                     Prepare and dispatch to clients’, regular investment reports that incorporate economic
·                     Familiarize with various investments held and be able to offer justification to the
·                     Proactively search for new opportunities.
Qualifications, Skills & Attributes
The successful jobholders will be required to possess the following skills and competencies:-
·                     A Bachelor’s degree in a business, economics, finance or related field.
·                     Working experience of at least 1 year in a financial or investment services institution in a dealing, analysis or marketing/sales role.
·                     Good knowledge on bonds including pricing methodologies, shares and trading.
·                     Excellent presentation skills and ability to interact freely at all levels.
·                     High integrity and passion to deliver excellent results
Please quote the specific reference on your application: FIT/01/KSL/2015 for Fixed Income Trader and ED/02/KSL/2015 for Equities Trader

Head Dealer – Kingdom Securities Ltd (KSL)  
The role will be responsible for the management of trading financial securities, sourcing for deals and ensuring that Kingdom Securities Ltd clients’ mandates are executed to the best of the clients’ interests.    

The Role
The successful jobholder will be required to:
·                     Ensure that the orders in the retail books are uploaded into the trading systems. 
·                     Ensure timely Trade execution of buy/ sell instructions on both equity and debt instruments  
·                     Liaise with institutional clients’ e.g. Fund managers and Insurance Companies with a view of getting block buy/sell equity orders and matching them. 
·                     Undertake fixed income trading and sales in secondary bond market for local & foreign institutional investors, like Fund managers, Commercial Banks, Pension Funds and Insurance Companies. 
·                     Provide portfolio management services to high net worth clients in both equity and debt advisory on the prevailing market activity. 
·                     Offer Kingdom Securities Ltd institutional and corporate client’s debt advisory on the prevailing market activity and provide insight on the prevailing market sentiment and direction.
·                     Liaise with other stock brokers both internally and externally on what equity positions they could be holding with a view to sell. 
·                     Market available equity blocks to institutional investors and other broker firms while proactively searching for new investment opportunities and bringing them to the attention of the research department for analysis. 
·                     Support the trading & business development teams with market insights and information in a bid to support them when dealing with clients. 
·                     Assist the Kingdom Securities Ltd clientele in managing and monitoring their portfolio performance. 
·                     Prepare and dispatch to clients regular investment reports that incorporate economic and market overview, current portfolio valuation, transactions and performance during the period and strategy for the following period. 
Skills, Competencies and Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have the following skills, attributes and competencies: 
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or any other business related degree 
·                     CFA Finalist or CPA (K) 
·                     At least three years’ experience in a similar position 
·                     Proficient in stock brokerage systems 
·                     Sound knowledge of data base modeling techniques would be beneficial with ability to quickly pick up the use of non-windows applications and in house database  
Please quote this reference on your application: HD/03/KSL/HRD/2015

How to apply:  
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to by close of business Friday, 25 September 2015  

We are an equal opportunity employer. 

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.  

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