Winterflood Securities

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Winterflood Securities is a leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. 

Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of our own cutting edge technology. Our experienced team of traders helps clients achieve high quality execution in over 15,000 tradable instruments including UK, European and North American Equities together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds. Founded in 1988, Winterflood has gone from being a niche market maker in the UK Small Cap market, to a mature, diverse and major liquidity provider across multiple asset classes in the UK and European markets.

Winterflood Securities is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, a specialist financial services group which makes loans, takes deposits, trades securities and provides advice and investment management solutions to a wide range of clients. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.

Our culture

Our culture is extremely important to us, it is what makes our firm truly unique, the ‘how’ we do what we do. So much so that we have explained and defined our culture in Our Way (our code of conduct) so we all remain unified in the understanding of our approach; “the why”, “the what” and “the how” we do what we do from the moment we join the team.

Our Way is entwined in our people processes and is at the heart of the employee lifecycle, we attract, recruit, assess, develop and reward our people in line with their adherence to the performance and behaviours it defines. In the same way that we make markets by bridging between buyers and sellers, we bring together high calibre financial and technology specialists by providing an environment that helps cultivate innovation, promote collaboration and enables excellence to flourish.

We recognise that our culture continues to evolve as we grow, enabling us to be the best we can be in achieving our purpose. That’s why we are committed to our diversity & inclusion initiatives, we want our team to evolve to be as diverse as the client network we serve, but we have to be realistic, due to the nature of our firm this will take time. We recognise as a firm renowned for growing our own talent which prides itself on our people’s experience & long service history, it may take longer for us to authentically reach diversity targets at senior levels.

Our benefits 

We offer a broad and comprehensive benefits package. The options range from family, lifestyle and wellbeing benefits, to schemes designed to help you save for the future.

Family and lifestyle 

  • Additional annual Christmas shopping day which can be taken in November or December each year
  • The option to purchase up to five days of additional annual leave per year, pro-rated for part-time employees
  • 18 weeks full pay for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Access to emergency backup care for your children or elderly relatives through our partner, Bright Horizons
  • Long service awards of an additional five days of annual leave on 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 year anniversaries, pro-rated for part-time employees
  • Life assurance covering four times annual basic salary

Health and wellbeing 

  • Single cover private healthcare
  • Free and confidential employee assistance programme to provide support on a range of issues
  • Corporate discounts on gym memberships through our partners Incorpore and GymFlex
  • Reimbursements for eye care expenses and contributions towards glasses required for visual display work
  • Discounted self-funded health checks through Nuffield Health

Discounts and savings 

  • Savings and discounts on a new car through our car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Annual season ticket loan repayable via your monthly salary
  • Exclusive shopping discounts from many retailers including M&S, Boots, Sainsburys and Currys PC World through our online portal, more@closebrothers
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme

Saving for the future 

  • Access to our financial education advice system, moneytalks@closebrothers
  • Discounted financial advice from our colleagues in Close Brothers Asset Management
  • A 10% contribution towards our group stakeholder pension plan post probation, providing you contribute 5.3%
  • Access to Close Brothers Asset Management’s mortgage desk, helping you to find the most competitive mortgage
  • Save As You Earn (SAYE) share scheme
  • Buy As You Earn (BAYE) share incentive plan