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Junior Analyst (Market Oversight)

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About Securities and Markets Supervision

The Securities and Markets Supervision Function is responsible for the authorisation and supervision of investment services license holders, trading venues, central securities depositaries, recognised private collective investment schemes, etc. The Function is also responsible for the regulation and oversight of activities in capital markets including the processing of applications for admissibility to listing on Regulated Markets and the prevention of financial market abuse.

The Role

We are looking for a Junior Analyst to join the Market Oversight Team within the Securities and Markets Supervision Function. The Market Oversight Team forms part of the Capital Markets Team of the Securities and Markets Supervision Function of the MFSA. The role primarily involves working towards the prevention of financial market abuse and the monitoring of financial markets in order to detect any suspicious trading activity.

The selected candidate will:

  • Work towards ensuring the integrity of financial markets in Malta through the detection and prevention of financial market abuse;

  • Engage in daily market surveillance;

  • Carry out work related to the implementation of the requirements contained in the Benchmarks Regulation and the Short Selling Regulation;

  • Assist with supervisory inspections relating to the prevention and detection of financial market abuse;

  • Assist in any policy formulation projects as may be necessary from time to time;

  • Assist in the development of the regulatory frameworks and legislative changes;

  • Attend to a number of fora at European level which are hosted

    inter aliaby the Council of the EU and the European Supervisory Authorities, if and as required;

  • Liaise and cooperate with foreign regulators; and

  • Assist in other duties, including any offsite supervisory work, as may be directed by line manager.

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in banking and finance, accountancy, economics or other relevant field of study. The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least five (5) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

The ideal applicant should demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Self-driven and ability to meet deadlines;

  • Interest in financial services;

  • Attention to detail and strive for quality and accuracy of reports raised;

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities as may be necessary;

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with other team players and with the industry in general;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.