Asset Operations Analyst

Posted 6 June by Link Asset Services
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Company Description

Link Group connects millions of people with their assets including equities, pension and superannuation, investments, property and other financial assets. We do this by partnering with thousands of financial market participants to deliver services, solutions and technology platforms that enhance the user experience and make scaled administration simple. We help manage regulatory complexity, improve data management and provide tools to help people connect to their assets, leveraging analysis, insight and technology. Our core businesses are complemented by our expertise in digital solutions and data analytics, and enable us to provide a complete service to our global network of clients and partners. (Link Asset Services is a member of Link Group.)

Our Funds Solutions division is a leading independent Authorised Fund Manager and provider of fund administration and transfer agency services. We leverage our specialist knowledge and technology to support traditional and alternative funds in UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and Australia, manage £100bn of assets with circa 500 people. With a focus on strong governance, regulatory expertise and risk management, our business helps to manage regulatory compliance for asset managers and investors. Our unique place in the market, combined with our partnership approach, depth of experience and well-invested systems, enables us to support investment managers through the challenges of changing market and investor needs, and, as a result, help them to enhance returns, minimise costs and mitigate their risks.

Job Description

Link Fund Solutions is building an Investment Operations function that will support the centralisation of a range of activities that cover the full life-cycle of an investment fund. The Leeds team will help establish this "hub and spoke" model which includes building and collaborating with a team based in Mumbai as well as delivering high quality outputs to the business teams located across Europe.

The team will focus on tasks such as monitoring Fund and Asset activities, managing the production of Regulatory Reporting, monitoring and investigating investor trends and oversight of the relevant end-to-end processes.

The Asset Operations Analyst will help deliver this new operating model, incorporate and oversee existing business processes. The role will also support the project to centralise other tasks and activities and the creation of the "hub and spoke" mode; it will eventually evolve into an oversight and quality assurance responsibility.

The roles will suit people with a strong background in Investment Funds. Candidates should be comfortable with using some of the industry standard tools available to deliver Investment Compliance Monitoring, Oversight and Reporting, Trade Oversight, Fast Market monitoring, Fair Value Asset Pricing and other responsibilities associated with managing and overseeing all of the assets associated with the funds Link Fund Solutions is responsible for.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all internal and external service levels and regulatory deadlines are met within the Asset Operations team.

  • Ensure all task procedures are followed in order to result in accurate asset and fund pricing where the team is able. On an ongoing basis, ensure all procedures are maintained and that they reflect updates brought about from internal policy or regulation changes

  • Support and review business process and system changes, ensuring business accuracy around all documentation and impacts to regulatory reporting processes

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external service providers ensuring knowledge of service and system changes are understood and impacts assessed against current procedures

  • Develop and maintain relationships with Link Fund Solutions internal teams (e.g. Relationship Management, Client Services, IT, Transfer Agency, Oversight, Finance, Compliance, Product and Change Delivery)

  • Contribute to the project to create a "hub and spoke" operating model, acting as a subject matter expert in relevant areas as the larger team is established.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Knowledge of UK fund legislation, Fund Administration and the regulatory environment
  • Previous experience of overseeing assets held within Fund structures, e.g. trade oversight, asset pricing, fair value pricing and fast market oversight
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent analytical skills with particular focus on investment / market data
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Proven ability to operate independently and take the initiative

Desirable

  • Previous experience in a Middle Office or Investment Operations background
  • Knowledge of the application of Investment Borrowing Powers rules
  • Experience of Asset trade administration or trade capture.
  • Relevant regulatory exams (e.g. IOC, IMC)

Reference: 40465042

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