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Manager - Middle Office

Manager - Middle Office

This diverse role involves overseeing the Operations, Reporting, Risk & Performance Attribution & Systems & IT function with a strong emphasis on regulation and managing change.
The team is quite small at 5-6 in total. It is likely that this role will be Certified under the new SM&CR regime when it comes into force.
Ideally we are looking for someone with a strong ops background and experience

As part of the senior management team, the Head of Investment Operations will have responsibility to ensure effective and efficient delivery of all aspects of investment operations. The senior role will lead, manage and direct the investment operations team which includes all middle office and back office functions.The role holder will be accountable for data integrity. Working closely with CEO, the job holder will have responsibility for driving improvements in operational efficiency and ensuring commercial arrangements from outsourced activities and suppliers continue to support growth of the business.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership & direction of investment operations. 
  • Provide effective oversight of key processes including trade processing/settlement, corporate actions, portfolio accounting, investment performance calculation. 
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy and integrity of positions, values, & efficient transaction reporting through robust control processes
  • Ensure appropriate risk control processes are in place and monitored .
  • Develop and manage vendor and outsource service providers – develop strong partnership framework to include trading systems, middle office, transfer agency, fund administration, custodian, depositary & investment performance
  • Working with senior colleagues, you will be responsible for keeping abreast of changing regulatory environment and best practice - to ensure regulatory change is managed and implemented effectively.
  • Working across teams, provide support /input into delivering operational & capabilities improvements to support key business strategic developments.
  • Promote high performance culture and excellent client delivery

        Necessary Skills / Experience
  • 10 yrs + experience with asset manager or similar
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Appropriate knowledge of the risks, standards & regulatory background for pooled & segregated client portfolios
  • Track record of providing strong leadership and direction – building cohesive team
  • Experience in project management & delivery of change in smaller company environment
Additional Requirements
  • Strong interpersonal & written skills
  • Good analytical and evaluation skills
  • Excellent excel / VBA skills


Job Type:
Banking & Financial Services
City of London
Banking and Capital Markets
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