At the core of IMC ‘s trading business is a close collaboration of traders, IT professionals and quants. Trading is closely supported by departments that are essential for a successful operation. These all bring valuable expertise and add value to our core business.
The Risk management department is responsible for actively monitoring and controlling risks. The primary focus is on market, liquidity, credit and operational risk. Risk managers have daily discussions with traders on positions and strategies in order to ensure that IMC focuses on strategies that optimize return relative to risk. Product knowledge and quantitative skills are key to a risk manager’s skill set.
Mid office sits between the back office (clearing organizations) and front office (trading). It ensures that positions and trades are correct at all times, checks on all administration with the clearing organizations IMC uses, and builds and reconciles daily P&L calculations for strategies agreed with traders and finance.
The Finance department plays a major role in supplying the business with information for decision making and is responsible for accounting and planning & control including budgeting and forecasting. The Finance department focuses on internal financial controls. Finance activities include preparation of monthly and quarterly management reports, reporting to the regulators, preparation of annual accounts, cash management and payments to suppliers.
In the securities industry, focus on compliance is nowadays stronger than ever. Regulators and exchanges have tightened up supervision and increased alertness. As a highly professional and respected company which generates thousands of trades per day, IMC cannot afford to be the subject of any serious investigation whatsoever. The compliance department aims to ensure that our trading strategies comply with local exchange rules and national market abuse laws. Internally, compliance safeguards a sound and honest company culture.
People are at the heart of IMC's success which makes HR a crucial department within the organization. For this reason, the head of HR is always part of the local management team and therefore IMC’s overall business strategy plays a large role in driving the HR agenda forward.
The main goal of the HR department is to establish IMC as an employer of choice. We work to achieve this by recruiting, retaining and developing our employees so that they form a highly competent, diverse work force which supports our vision and values.
HR services include recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, personnel administration and a number of other relevant activities.