Funds & Regulatory Manager

Job Description

Duties include:
Proactively reviews and horizon scans all applicable Insurance and Fund rules, regulations and legislation across the jurisdictions
Provide on-going advice to the business relating to any investment regulations relevant to the business model
Identifies ongoing and emerging risks and ensure monitoring activity considers these, demonstrating to stakeholders that risks are identified and monitored
Designs and implements an effective plan to monitor compliance, conduct, financial crime, regulatory and operational risk within the Funds and Investments Team
Establishes and maintains risk management and internal control systems in line with the risk appetite
Analyses and informs key stakeholders of results and actions required
All investment functions provided in-house and by third parties, such as models and methodologies relating to unit pricing, dealing, settlement, reconciliations, fund accounting price verification, valuation analysis and hard to value asset activities amongst others in order to identify service issues, potential risks and management of controls
Box management processes and controls including liabilities processing, box holding policy, seed capital and reservations
Identification and management of potential market abuse, unusual activity and large trade variances
Management of controls and checks associated with fees and rebates across all fund ranges
Ensures that assets under management are acceptable and in line with company investment policy
Review compliance with stock market reporting requirements
Where controls are found to be inappropriate and risks are outside of appetite, agree remediation activities with senior management to bring within appetite
Produce MI for various committees and stakeholders as required

Skills and experience required:
A minimum of 4 years professional job-related experience with an investments technical role, preferably within an offshore life insurance environment
Experience of Bloomberg, Interactive Data or other financial market data interface program
Significant experience of Fund Controls Oversight within an investment environment
Expert knowledge of the operation and regulation of financial markets, investments, alternative securities, private equity, international stock markets and territories
Experience dealing with operational Risk and Compliance, including counterparty risk
Understanding of the risks faced by the function and the controls in place to manage and mitigate these risks (including non-compliance with legislative or regulatory requirements or Group policies)
Strong technical knowledge and understanding of all areas of the International Fund and Investment area
Able to analyse market information, asset documentation, investment models and methodologies
Detailed knowledge and understanding of internal systems and processes
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues in an effective manner
Flexible to constant changing requirements
Ability to prioritise workload effectively to meet deadlines whilst maintaining high quality of outputs
High degree of accuracy, highly numerate and analytical with a developed capability to interpret and manipulate complex data and establish alternatives and solutions to complex problems
Clear logical thinker, self motivated disciplined approach to work independently
Excellent planning and organisational skills
CISI Certificate in Investment Management or CFA Investment Management Certificate desirable