Investment Support (Operations) Analyst - Equity Quant

London, United Kingdom
15 Mar 2023
14 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Manage and be responsible for the Investment Support activities facing to the respective AXA IM Front Office expertise 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
    • Act as primary contact point for all operational queries across middle and back-office activities.
  • Assist in the oversight of our service providers for the respective perimeter via attendance at service meetings, review of KPI, SLA, Price Source Agreements, 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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

  • Proven knowledge and experience in Asset Management or related environment with an emphasis on fund administration and investment operations
  • Proven and in-depth knowledge and experience of supporting an Asset Management Front Office would be beneficial
  • Previous experience within a Middle Office service Provider would be beneficial

Knowledge and Skills
  • 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 would be beneficial
  • 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