Portfolio Oversight and Management Support Analyst - Fixed Income

London, United Kingdom
35k - 55k
04 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

Barings Operations team has an opening for a motivated individual who would like to join our innovative team of financial professionals.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate will be required to support the following core processes:

Portfolio Oversight and Fund Accounting:
  • Providing regular and ad-hoc support to the investment team and institutional clients
  • Overseeing the Service Provider in reconciling portfolio level activity
  • Reconcile monthly transactions, valuations, management and performance fee calculations, P&L components, and other activity between Barings and the fund accountant/administrator's records on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy
  • Verifying accuracy of investor capital balances, NAV allocations, and subscriptions/ redemptions on a monthly basis
  • Respond to ad hoc requests from internal and external clients for additional information
  • Act as subject matter expert on the funds/portfolios covered
  • Working effectively with outsourced third party administrators and internal parties to ensure a high level of service. Raising service issues in an appropriate manner and following up issues to resolution
  • Maintaining awareness of client mandates, portfolio governing documents and regulatory restrictions.
  • Prepare relevant portfolio reporting as required.
  • Undertaking quarterly fund budget reviews, reaching out to relevant internal stakeholders to agree on specific line items
  • Undertake a monthly review of fund Total Expense ratios
  • Invoice approval and expense allocation.

Systems and Operational process improvement:
  • Improved procedures implemented, and system changes recommended as appropriate.
  • All system change requests, enhancements required, documented, discussed with manager and logged with the IT.
  • All manual procedures and related documentation reviewed annually to identify potential improvements.
  • System projects and testing undertaken in accordance with agreed project timescales.
  • Recommendations made to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of all systems, processes and procedures, documented and reported to Head of Portfolio Management Support.

Additional Tasks:
  • Fulfil additional, relevant, tasks appropriate to the role and business requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Accounting, Finance, or related business field preferred.
  • Experience in Fixed Income is preferred.
  • Experience in Fund Accounting is preferred.
  • Experience working with Irish QIAIF/QIF funds would be desirable
  • Experience using spreadsheet and database personal computer applications is preferred.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills with the ability to effectively summarize findings, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to perform accurately under pressure.
  • Detail-oriented and highly motivated.

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