Investment Support Analyst

Recruiter
Axa Investment Managers
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
15 Nov 2022
Closes
15 Dec 2022
Ref
17272718
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage and be responsible for the Investment Support activities facing to the respective AXA IM and our External partners including the following functional responsibilities:
    • Ensure accuracy of positions, prices and cash of all portfolios within our Front Office systems
    • Oversight of stock and cash reconciliation activity performed by our Middle Office partner
    • Oversight of the NAV validation controls actively performed by our Middle Office partner as defined within the appropriate portfolio scope NAV validation model
    • Providing investment support and act as primary contact point for all operational queries across middle and back office activities.
  • Operate controls defined by AXA-IM Global Risk Control Framework (GRCF) and Compliance for Investment Support activity and ensure that rules defined by this risk framework are well applied (ex: forced price systematically validated by Risk team).
  • Assist in the oversight of our service providers for the respective perimeter (e.g. SSB), via attendance at service meetings, review of KPI, SLA reviews, PSA reviews, process improvement, quality assessment and review.
  • Provide proactive assistance to Fund Managers and other internal or external stakeholders on Investment Support tasks associated with each fund scope or expertise.
  • Participate in the creation of and modifications of portfolios, new types of instruments or strategy and new operational procedures including liaising with IT and Product Engineering.
  • Participate in transversal / strategic projects and initiatives, e.g. implementation of new regulations, streamlining of operating models, system changes.
  • Provide assistance for any Audit or regulatory related activity.


Role Requirements

Education/ Qualifications
  • Degree in business/finance or relevant experience in Operations.
  • Professional qualifications such as IMC, CFA, CIMA beneficial.

Experience
  • Proven knowledge and experience in asset management with an emphasis on fund administration and investment operations.
  • Proven and in-depth knowledge and experience of supporting a Equity / Equity Quant / Fixed Income Asset Management Front Office

Knowledge and Skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of Investment Management Operations as well as Fund Administration and Accounting.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial instruments and good understanding of the Asset Management industry
  • Working knowledge of SimCorp Dimension preferable.
  • Good Excel skills. Advanced skills (VBA & macro) would be preferable.

Key Competencies
  • Rigorous approach and attention to detail.
  • Pragmatic, positive and proactive mindset.
  • Confident with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with both internally and with third parties.
  • Ability to oversee business processes with a control and risk assessment mindset.