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Client Onboarding Associate - £Exc + Bens & Bonus

Due to continued growth an exciting opportunity has arisen within this highly regarded investment office for an operations professional to join the Client Operations function. The successful candidate will assist in all activities relating to onboarding new client accounts, as well as providing support to investors investing directly into the firms pooled fund.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The role has a broad remit and involves working with a wide range of teams within the organisation, including Legal and Compliance, Business Development team and senior members of the investment teams across London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris.

  • Work with other members of the Client Operations team and the Compliance team onboarding new client accounts. Tasks will include but will not be limited to:

  • Preparation of the firm’s management agreement and associated account opening documentation.

  • Reviewing different client account structures and reviewing Know Your Client (KYC) documentation.

  • Ensuring Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime requirements regulations are adhered to.

  • Performing key controls such as PEP and Sanctions screening, vetting the positive and false positive alerts and recording the information in the relevant system for on-going monitoring.

  • Internal account set up and logging of client information.

  • Client third party account set-up (e.g., custodian, brokerage)

  • Maintaining and logging all client documentation - electronic and physical copies.

  •  Assist with the population and development of internal client information databases and Tax Reporting (CRS/FATCA/DAC6).

  • Work with the manager responsible for account onboardings with the implementation of initiatives to increase operational efficiency. This may include setting up accounts with new third-party providers or amending the operational set-up.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Interest in Anti Money Laundering, Financial Crime and financial regulation.

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel / Outlook.

  • Comfortable working with detailed documentation.

  • Articulate self-starter with excellent communication skills.

  • Flexible, entrepreneurial approach and an appetite for challenge.

  • Highly organised and able to prioritise daily workloads whilst working efficiently and accurately under pressure.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced investment environment.

  • Be degree educated, and ideally have a professional qualification recognised within the financial sector.

  • Have at least 12 months of experience of working within the operational function of a financial services firm ideally with exposure to client onboarding.

To hear more about htis exciting opportunity, please contact Alex Brown on 020 7847 8878 or email your CV to

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Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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