ZISHI

In 2019, ZISHI was launched as a new start-up business within the OSTC Group. It is managed by an expert team who have vast experience across all aspects of financial services learning, risk, regulation and governance training, and helping people become traders. 

ZISHI has also forged strong partnerships with world-leading professors and top scientists to create cutting edge Artificial Intelligence behaviour analysis technology and a biometric performance tool to give anyone, anywhere, the ability to grow their knowledge and improve performance with impact. As the team is constantly expanding, so are the opportunities. 

Markets

The core of our company which was established in 2005, specialised in high performing, pioneering global derivatives trading with a growing international network. What began as a diverse group of high potential prospective traders has advanced into a team of profitable, high volume market participants, powered by technological innovation.

Today, we seek out opportunities in high volume, high liquidity, spread trading and are a major participant on all the top US, UK, and European futures markets, and are currently trading on average over 110 million lots per year in 5 different locations globally.

HR & Talent

From a small team of two providing operational, day-to-day HR support, our HR & Talent department has grown significantly over recent years. With our main purpose now being to help the company develop a long-term people strategy that has a clear and measurable impact on our business, our people, and our performance.

We believe that people are our most important assets. So, we invest in attracting the best talent, as well as diversifying our recruitment channels and developing new selection methods. We also believe in empowering people and developing performance in our teams. Our processes support these beliefs and give us a flexible framework to encourage conversational coaching, continual feedback, and employee-led objective setting.

Finance

The OSTC Finance department is a busy and dynamic place to work. We are proud that our accounting practices are of the very highest standards despite the challenges of operating in a global and fast-paced environment. 

This highly professional team is supported by our own in-house databases for reporting; and our trade analytical tools provide us with the most detailed and up-to-date data on every aspect of our trading. This is routinely scrutinised and acted upon, translating into better results and greater efficiencies.

Operations

The OSTC Operations department is a small but busy team who provide support in numerous ways to the business. Team members liaise closely with all other departments within the group and have a wide range of responsibilities covering everything from licensing and office management, through to business travel and work parties. 

The team’s remit includes facilities, office management, the day to day running of each office including health and safety, insurance, purchasing, supplier management, travel bookings, building security and reception. They also look after all data reporting and license management globally, ensuring that all data fee and license charges are correct.

Technology

The Technology team plays a fundamental role in all aspects of OSTC’s lifecycle, from ensuring a trade order hits the market to making sure an email is sent and received. Liaising closely with key stakeholders, the team provides advice and expertise on IT strategy, infrastructure, design, building, and maintenance within the organisation. It also supports staff training in utilising the technology at hand and implementing protocols to remain safe from cyber threat.

The team is very proud of its track record of innovation, as well as successfully handling several bespoke developments in production at any given time, plus all the daily demands of a large and growing infrastructure.

Being a global, 24-7 business, it’s crucial that the network and systems are always available, stable, and secure. The department’s multinational team are based in Poland and the UK, as well as other offices around the world. From service desk, systems and servers, networks, software development, and production support our hands-on technology experts, each play a vital role in supporting OSTC’s operations worldwide.

Strategy and Change

This is where the integration of all business development activities and matters related to strategic changes happen, such as business performance and optimisation, change management, the approval of new products and the management of new business activities.

Amongst numerous other responsibilities, the team also manage our relationships with joint venture partners, growing strategic exchange relationships across the world and the origination of new investment opportunities.

Risk & Compliance

Our Risk department ensures full coverage across the group, including all enterprise risk, compliance, and legal functions. The team is responsible for monitoring the group’s position and exposure within the markets. They also ensure that risk management procedures are followed, and any concurrent trading disruptions are kept to a minimum.

Outside of the markets, the team looks after our non-financial risk framework, including operational risk, operational resiliency, compliance risks, reputational risks, conduct and conflict of interests, as well as ensuring greater risk and control monitoring capabilities at local level.

Creative & Marketing

Our marketing team drives our brand voice, along with our marketing and innovation direction across all OSTC and ZISHI companies. With a combination of advertising industry creatives and marketeers, the department has the ability and the facilities to deliver timely, strategic and engaging content that shares the same heartbeat as the rest of the organisation.

Across creative, marketing, media and news, our multi-disciplined team are the consistent voice of the company for all communication channels, both internally and externally. With their own in-house film and production studio, the team design and produce the content for OSTC’s owned, earned and paid channels. Along with engaging content for external exchanges, partners and clients.

Governance

The Governance team champions high governance standards through proactive leadership and trust. It is focused on enabling an environment that supports the supervisory and management boards across the OSTC Group to maintain oversight, assurance, and good decision-making, in accordance with core governance principles of leadership, strategy and risk management.

Through a diligent and advisory approach, the team are practitioners in commercial, legal and information processes, providing the structure to proactively ensure a forward view, consistent transparency, and assured integrity. It now also includes an internal audit team established to provide independent assurance that our organisation’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

Audit

Internal audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that seeks to add value and improve OSTC Limited’s operations. It assists us in achieving our objectives by applying a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of OSTC’s governance, risk management framework and systems and control processes. 

The scope of audits is wide, covering financial as well as operational, IT, regulatory and legal risks. Key issues in any of these areas can impact significantly on OSTC’s ability to achieve its objectives. In an audit we will work collaboratively with staff in reviewing policies, procedures and controls and will also perform tests to assess the effectiveness of these controls. A report will be issued at the close of an audit and will include any enhancements to strengthen procedures and controls to help increase the likelihood of business objectives being achieved. 

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