Senior Associate - Client Operations - £Exc + bens – Ref: AB14464
Due to continued growth, an exciting opportunity has arisen within this highly regarded investment office for an experienced Operations professional to join the Client Services function. The successful candidate will work alongside the Investment team in a number of different capacities, but predominantly managing the implementation of client investment strategies, as well as overseeing more junior members of the London Client Operations team.
Roles & Responsibilities
Supporting the client operations leadership team ensuring client investments are implemented in a timely and accurate manner across all asset classes. This includes reviewing execution instructions (private placement subscription documents, hedge fund dealing documents), directing the execution of mutual funds, foreign exchange and ETF trades, and reviewing account opening documentation as well as assessing and determining weekly priorities across the team.
Owning a small portfolio of complex clients and managing the trade execution and client servicing requirements of these clients.
Managing and building the day-to-day relationship with external custodians and brokers. Ensuring the best execution is received. Monitoring and assessing service levels, ensuring investments are correctly transacted and settled in an accurate and timely manner.
Monitoring adherence to all processes and procedures to ensure that the company remains compliant with all regulatory requirements, and that we fulfil our fiduciary requirements to our clients.
Monitoring client currency exposures to ensure FX hedges remain effective on an on-going basis. Preparation of detailed forward foreign exchange contract instructions as necessary in order to adjust and obtain the client’s required underlying currency exposure within their portfolios.
Monitor client’s cash and securities accounts by closely managing the relationships with their custodians, trustees or other third-parties.
Liaise directly with representatives of clients (e.g. trustees, advisors) on issues relating to their account(s).
Track client execution through to completion.
Liaise with custodians, trustees and third-party administrators, to ensure investments are correctly transacted and settled in an accurate and timely manner.
Experience & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and have an active interest in investment and capital markets. A flexible, entrepreneurial approach and an appetite for challenge are essential qualities.
Be degree educated, and ideally have a professional qualification recognised within the financial sector.
Have at least 3-5 years of experience of working within financial services
Have a good understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel / Outlook.
Be an articulate self-starter with strong analytical and organisational skills.
Be able to prioritise daily workloads whilst working efficiently and accurately under pressure.
Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and be very comfortable working with numbers.
Be able to multi-task in a fast-paced investment environment.
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.