Investment Operations Senior Administrator

Job Description

Duties include:
Deliver the fund events process according to approved guidelines in the impact assessment of externally driven changes, supporting the business in delivery of new fund launches, changes and closures according to internal procedures
Efficient and accurate handling of all types of distribution payments, corporate actions notices and asset re-registrations, ensuring all regulatory reporting requirements are met. To support the stock reconciliations process ensuring that asset positions are accurate and performed in line with agreed frequencies, with unreconciled positions to be within an acceptable tolerance and clearly detailed. Financial assessment processes to be followed to ensure year end accounting includes any material corrections
Ensure trades are settled within agreed timeframes and market deadlines. Queries relating to trades to be cleared to ensure no breach of market settlement dates – any discovery of error or trade failure to be reported to the team manager immediately upon identification
Manage and maintain relationships with stockbrokers, custodians, key business partners and customers. Ensuring all Investment related queries raised are investigated and answered
For UL fund changes, deliver targeted impact assessments and change requirements to appropriate business units to enable regulatory requirements to be met and customer expectations to be maintained
Ensure customer facing documentation and fund database contain accurate information. Liaise with outsourced vendors, custodians and data providers to ensure regular fund information is correctly reflected and updated timely and accurately
Support the approval process of new funds for the investment platform and production of quarterly MI and Investment Committee papers and governance review requirements. To review and assess base line governance questionnaires in terms of assessing acceptability in line with Investment Policy and Control standards and to ensure that a clear audit trail for all investment decisions and changes is maintained
Support the Asset Services funds team though cross training and knowledge sharing to deliver a multi skilled flexible work force

Skills and experience required:
5 GCSEs at C grade or above
CISI Investment Operations Certificate
Significant experience in an investment operational/administrative role within an asset management or life company
Proficient in Excel, Word and Powerpoint
Knowledge of investment markets and regulatory regimes