Operational Due Diligence Analyst

Albourne Partners Ltd
London, United Kingdom
30 Dec 2021
29 Jan 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role:

You will be responsible for assessing operational processes, identifying operational risks and recommending mitigating procedures to help address the risks. Analysis is delivered through written research reports which can be accessed directly by our clients. You will also be required to contribute to the ongoing development of Albourne's operational due diligence services as well as future new initiatives. As individuals develop, there will be further opportunities to advance within the company and this position offers huge scope to learn about the alternative investment industry.

  • Evaluate assigned alternative investment funds and managers across all asset classes. Produce detailed written reports with an analysis of operational risk and internal controls.
  • Ongoing monitoring of assigned funds and updating written reports to reflect changes to the operational risk for those funds.
  • Lead onsite interviews with alternative investment firms to discuss operational risks and internal controls.
  • Review and interpret financial statements, offering documents, and other fund literature.
  • Conduct reference checks with service providers for completion of the relevant reports.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, concise reports, in line with client and management deadlines.
  • Liaise with clients and fund managers with respect to operational due diligence inquiries.
  • Develop and champion alternative investment industry "best practices" with respect to operational due diligence. Stay current on industry standards and trends to help to facilitate knowledge transfer within the ODD group, the company, Albourne clients, and across the industry.
  • Mentor Associate Analysts in Albourne's ODD process.
  • Support business development activities and client interactions.
  • Participate in project work to support the due diligence process and broader company initiatives.
  • Act as an ambassador for Albourne at industry events.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across teams and regions.
  • Become an active idea contributor to client newsletter and internal intranet.

Other Requirements:
  • 3+ years relevant prior work experience, with knowledge or experience of one or some of the following areas - investment operations, fund accounting & administration, treasury/cash management, operational risk, prime brokerage, audit, legal, compliance, technology & information security
  • Strong academic background (A Degree or equivalent qualification)
  • Possession of professional qualification (e.g. CAIA, CFA, ACA) or interest in obtaining relevant professional qualification
  • High level of writing proficiency
  • Experience of report writing
  • Proactive self-starter, proficient time management and multi-tasking
  • Professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to travel overseas
  • Attend company events
  • Comply with terms of Albourne Compliance Manuals
  • Meet regulatory requirements

Benefits & Perks:
  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Wellness program (fitness tracking device, classes)
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development support
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Tax-efficient benefits (cycle to work, season ticket loan, private medical insurance)
  • Workplace pension scheme.

At Albourne we believe a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees feel valued and respected.

All reasonable facilities will be provided for applicants and staff with disabilities to enable them to perform their roles.

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