19 days ago
Malta Financial Services Authority
The Securities and Markets Supervision Function is responsible for supervising investment services license holders, collective investment schemes, trading venues, central securities depositories, financial and non-financial entities falling under the scope of EMIR or SFTR, and recognised private collective investment schemes, registered tied agents and recognised administrators. This 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 public offers, the processing of notifications in terms of the Securitisation Act, the supervision of the continuing obligations of Listed Companies on Regulated Markets in Malta, the supervision of the markets to identify any market abuse and to carry out any appropriate reviews where applicable.
The selected candidate will:
Lead, mentor and manage a team which is responsible for reviewing applications for admissibility to listing of securities on the Maltese regulated markets and prospectuses by adopting a proactive risk-based approach. This includes the analysis of financial soundness, corporate governance and transparency and the formulation of a recommendation on the relevant applications;
Manage and engage directly with sponsors, auditors, legal advisers to challenge matters relating to the applications;
Ensure early identification of red flags in the proposed applications and determine appropriate actions to be taken in the circumstance and/or escalate accordingly by using experience, knowledge and professional judgement to analyse complex cases;
Prepare, sign-off internal memos and present applications for admissibility to listing to the Listing Committee and the Listing Authority, as necessary;
Represent the MFSA in EU and international fora and engage with other competent authorities, as necessary
Act as reference point and train direct reports as well as provide upward support to the Deputy Head and Head of the Securities and Markets Supervision function, as may be required.
We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in Financial Services, Accountancy, Law, or in another related finance areas. You will need to have academic qualification/s 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.
You will also possess a minimum of eight (8) years work experience in the area of financial services. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred. If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least 15 years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.
Candidates will also be required to demonstrate in depth knowledge of regulatory requirements applicable to the financial sector, with a proven level of managerial skills and the personality required to supervise and manage staff, as well as proven ability to delegate tasks.
To succeed within this role it is essential that you have:
Excellent knowledge of the Prospectus Regulation, Listing Rules and Listing Authority policies;
Strong leadership qualities with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire members of the team;
Problem solving and analytical thinking skills with the ability to think out of the box and come up with pragmatic solutions in difficult situations;
The ability to be strong and assertive with applicants, sponsors and legal advisers where circumstances warrant;
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to influence internal senior management and external stakeholders.