This role is a 18 month Fixed Term Contract, primarily based in our Leeds office.
Summary of Role
As a Senior Associate you will be working with the Head of Reporting and Data, the main focus of the role will be to assist in the implementation of a new technology and business reorganization project. Initial focus will be on improving existing processes and readying them for the post-project world, progressing to a more project implementation focused role as it moves into the relevant phase. This will involve working closely with colleagues in different locations and teams to understand all requirements and maintain a consistent approach.
The duration of the role is for 18 months and will be based in Leeds with a need to work in other offices as required (we have investment offices in London and Reigate, with the majority of operations personnel based in Reigate and Leeds).
Review the current investment performance, risk and attribution processes with a view to implementing revised processes, structures and operating models, where appropriate
Be involved in the ongoing work to have in place an operational environment that has a goal of operating on an error-free basis – in particular, lead on the creation, updating and improvement of processes and associated documentation and flows
Liaise with outsource providers to ensure data and quality needs associated with current and future requirements are met
Take ownership of the delivery of key areas of individual process change as directed by the Head of Reporting and Data
Take ownership of the delivery of key areas of the technology/reorganisation project as directed by the Head of Reporting and Data, working with other key team personnel particularly during any parallel run exercises
Liaise with colleagues in other offices (both nationally and globally) to ensure there is good communication and consistency as our operating model and platforms evolve
Work within a changing environment, pushing for efficiency and risk-control improvements on a continuous basis
Create strong working relationships with colleagues within Operations, sharing industry knowledge and guiding individuals where required
Liaise confidently with other teams within the business, including Portfolio Management, Client Service, Compliance/Risk and business heads
Good experience of investment performance, risk and attribution and/or client reporting (ideally within an investment consultancy or asset management environment)
Experience of delegated/fiduciary mandates, Fund of Funds, CCFs would be useful; as would a good knowledge of the structure of UK DB and DC pension fund clients, investment trusts and collective investment schemes
Understanding of the regulatory environment as it pertains to investment reporting and Global Investment Performance Standards desirable but not essential
Proven experience of successfully owning projects and producing quality deliverables on time and within budget
Problem solving skills and a desire to work in a risk-managed and controls-based environment
Effective oral and written communication skills to ensure that information and knowledge is shared appropriately
Team-player with the ability to fit seamlessly into the wider national and, to a lesser extent, global team of colleagues all focused on delivering work of exceptional quality
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