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Fund Managers Assistant - Multi Asset
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Work type: Full Time
Categories: Investments, Operations
M&G Investments We are not your average financial services firm and our unique culture is just one aspect that makes us stand out from the crowd. We offer a supportive environment that encourages innovation and creativity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle balance. You will be joining one of Europe's leading Investment Management firms where you can expect real responsibility and recognition from day one. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of career opportunities, whilst small enough to treat you as an individual and tailor training and development to your specific needs. Purpose We are currently looking for a permanent hire to provide operational support to the Business Management Team and administrative support to Investment Fund Managers within the Multi Asset team ensuring controls are appropriately managed. The role is a demanding one requiring communication, coordination and cooperation with multiple business areas within the organisation Key Responsibilities Operational Responsibilities • Understand the operational challenges faced within Front Office and work with senior management to improve key controls. • Close liaison with Compliance and Risk, particularly around breach management and new instruments. • Work with senior management to improve processes, ensuring risks are understood and controls are appropriately applied. • Liaise, resolve issues and represent the Equities department with other departments, including Information Systems and Investment Operations. Fund Manager Support Responsibilities • Understand the rules and regulations in regards to investment portfolios and ensure the funds remain compliant. • Assist the Fund Management team with portfolio monitoring and risk reporting. • Responsible for monitoring cash balances on the portfolios and provide fund managers with notification and support when managing cash flows. • Assist the Fund Management Team with the order generation process ensuring trading activity is compliant and appropriate for the portfolio. • Maintain desk procedures, how-to guides and risk registers, ensuring the processes and controls are captured and adhered to by those involved in the investment process. • Ad hoc support for Fund Managers. General Responsibilities • Raise, test and sign off small changes to systems, working closely with system development and front office system support teams. • Support training and competence activities on the desk. • Provide input to report production for other departments (e.g. Investment Reporting Team at month end). • Provide cover for other Fund Manager Assistants (when necessary) Requirements and Experience • Knowledge of multiple asset classes (equities, Fixed Income, FX, credit). • Knowledge of derivatives and experience of supporting derivatives strategies is essential • Experience in an operational environment and an understanding of risk and control within the asset management industry. • Experience of supporting one or all of hedge funds, segregated client mandates and collective fund mandates is preferable. • Experience of directly supporting Fund Managers is preferable. • Experience of managing complicated processes with a focus on risk reduction, standardisation and automation. • Experience of maintaining procedural documentation. • A good understanding of investment products and the asset management industry. • Bright, enthusiastic and proactive. Due to the nature of the role, a self-starter is essential. • Numerate, logical and analytical approach, with a mathematical discipline at A-level/degree beneficial. • P.C. literate, especially competent with MS Excel. • High level of accuracy and attention to detail. • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to liaise effectively with personnel at all levels. • IMC qualified (or willing to learn). • Able to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines. • Experience in relevant related role.
M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple – to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.
We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.
Advertised: GMT Standard Time 03 Feb 2017
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