Alcentra, Vice President - Fund Formation

Posted 22 March by BNY Mellon Featured

Alcentra (the “Firm”) is a global asset management firm specializing in sub-investment grade debt markets. The firm has an investment track record dating back to 1998, and today employs 126 people, including 61 investment professionals. Alcentra has assets under management of approximately $35 billion (as of 30th September 2017) across strategies involving senior loans, high yield bonds, stressed/distressed debt, direct lending and mezzanine capital, and structured credit. Our investors include pension funds, insurance companies, banks, and high net worth individuals. A subsidiary of BNY Mellon Asset Management, Alcentra is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Boston, and representatives in Singapore and Hong Kong. Please visit our website at for more information.

Job purpose:

To support work on new products and management of existing products and strategie, reporting to the Head of Investment Structuring and Fund Formation. 


  • Assisting with ongoing product lifecycle of funds, including launch, governance aspects, updates for regulatory change and other range enhancements.

  • Develop and negotiate fund documentation for new funds and amendments of existing funds, including mergers, reconstructions and transitions.

  • Project management and coordination of external legal counsel in conjunction with the BNY legal team.

  • Co-ordination with Business Development and Compliance to gain necessary regulatory approvals to market in targeted jurisdictions.

  • Maintenance of technical expertise in relation to funds and funds tax and understanding of evolving regulatory framework.

  • Build strong relationships and provide technical support to Business Development, Legal, Compliance, Global Operations, Portfolio Management, Finance and Risk teams.

  • Manage external counterparty relationships including but not limited to third party AIFMs, Fund Directors, Administrators, Transfer Agents and Depositories. 



  • Experience in an asset manager, investment bank or the funds or funds tax team of a law or accounting firm

  • Excellent academic record with postgraduate qualification or professional qualifications (CFA, CAIA, ACA) valued

  • Experience in administering and operating regulated and unregulated Luxembourg, Ireland and Channel Islands funds

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with very strong attention to detail

  • Confident, presentable and able to interact directly and autonomously with a wide variety of investors and stakeholders.

  • Ambitious, dedicated and excited about working with highly motivated and smart individuals in an entrepreneurial environment.


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As one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, BNY Mellon Investment Management combines agility, insight and scale to create and deliver strategies and solutions to address our clients' needs. Encompassing BNY Mellon's investment management firms, wealth management organization and global distribution teams, we draw on deep expertise to collaborate with clients and tailor our best ideas and resources to meet their specific needs. We pride ourselves on providing dedicated service through our network of global professionals who have a deep understanding of local requirements.

With our extensive experience in anticipating and responding to the investment and financial needs of the world's governments, pension plan sponsors, corporations, foundations, endowments, advisors, intermediaries, individuals and families, and family offices, BNY Mellon Investment Management is dedicated to helping clients reach their goals.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 54046
Organization: Alcentra Group-HR13364
Requisition Number: 1800537

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Reference: 34434378

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