Investment Administrator, Relocation to Edinburgh, Graduates Welcome!

Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Mar 2023
Closes
11 Apr 2023
Ref
18735265
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
BACKGROUND

A privately-held asset management firm is looking to recruit an Investment Administrator in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The firm is a well-established, successful organisation with a >10 year track record. The firm, whose investment activities are conducted through its Edinburgh office has a broad institutional client base.

OVERVIEW

The Investment Administrator is a crucial role in the smooth running of the investment administration group and by extension, the operations side of the firm. The varied nature of the role allows exposure to multiple business areas.

REQUIRED EDUCATION / ATTRIBUTES
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and has the ability to work well in a compact & high performing team
  • Have a strong desire and willingness to expand knowledge
  • Demonstrate accuracy and a high level of attention to detail within tight deadlines
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task within deadlines
  • Prepared to undertake a wide variety of tasks
  • Graduate with a reasonable degree pass

ADVANTAGEOUS EDUCATION / ATTRIBUTES
  • Exposure and working knowledge of investment operational tasks
  • Microsoft Excel to Macro / VBA level
  • Exposure to working with programming concepts and languages
  • Knowledge of Factset and/or other data vendors
  • CISI IOC qualification

HOURS

Standard hours for this role will be 8:30am to 5:30pm, with an hour for lunch. Flexibility is required for the occasional longer day. The team currently works to a guideline of a minimum of four days in the office and one day working from home.

JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Core Administration: Trade ticket generation, oversight of trade matching and settlement, cash management, corporate actions, proxy voting, withholding tax reclaims and investment guideline compliance.
  • Fund Monitoring: Maintain internal records for client values and performance. Reconciliations versus Fund Administrator Net Asset Valuation records.
  • Investment Administration Management: Investigate issues associated with investing in new markets, monitor Custodian and Fund Administrator performance, ensure operating procedures and service levels are up to date. Remain aware of regulations and changes that impact the business.
  • Data management, dissemination and reporting: The Investment Administration team serves as the data hub for the business. As such, the team is responsible for delivering data to all areas of the business and reporting requirements, both internal and external. Examples include:
  1. Investment Management Reporting. Work with Investment Managers to develop new reports and modify existing reports as required.
  2. Client Reporting. Produce quarterly client presentations, support monthly newsletter preparation, provide consultant database information and other ad hoc client requests.
  3. Compliance. Provide portfolio and trading information to aide in regulatory disclosures and fund guideline adherence.
  • Dealing support. Support the Dealer in various tasks such as; system maintenance, daily FX and equity Trade Cost Analysis (TCA).
  • Participate in projects sponsored by various business groups, including developing reports to assist in monitoring of broker commissions, disclosure rules, compliance monitoring, risk management and other ad hoc requirements.
  • The successful candidate will likely be required to assist other business areas in Administration tasks such as; Marketing/Client service, Compliance, Tax and Dealing.

BENEFITS
  • Annual pay review
  • Twice yearly discretionary performance related bonus
  • Five weeks' holidays plus bank holidays
  • Royal London pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance (AXA Health)
  • Travel Insurance - Personal & Business (AVIVA)
  • Life Insurance (5x base salary capped at £570k) (AIG Life)
  • Progressive Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Shared Access leave
  • Optional Nuffield health assessments
  • Opportunity to purchase equity in the private asset management firm after a successful probation period.
  • Full in-house training will be provided, as necessary
  • Annual company offsite.
  • Employment sponsorship is available, if necessary, for successful candidates.

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