Transfer Agency Executive

Our client, one of Europe’s largest institutional asset managers, based in the City of London, is looking for a Transfer Agency Executive to undertake activities for their pooled fund range.

Role & Responsibilities

To complete activities for the company’s pooled fund range including

  • order receipt and validation
  • confirmation of fund net activity
  • price orders (including crossing)
  • update unit exchange orders
  • maintain unit register
  • value and unitise in specie deals
  • distribution of client contract note

 

  • Investigating and resolving client and internal instruction related queries
  • Maintain good relationships with internal and external clients and 3rd Parties, regularly review outstanding issues to ensure a high level of service is received.
  • Investigation of errors and implementation of corrective action where appropriate
  • Review and improvement of process, procedures and risk mitigation
  • Participation in change initiatives representing the needs of the department
  • Work closely with internal/external clients to continuously assess their requirements. Ensure service level agreements are adhered to.
  • Identify control weaknesses relating to the TA Function. Recommend and implement procedural and process change.
  • To assist with new developments and projects to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Produce management information to management highlighting trends, analysis and errors.
  • Represent the team in a professional manner, understanding and anticipating the business needs, developing good working relationships with all internal and external parties.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of fund platform operation processes and system.
  • Work collaboratively with manager/team fostering credibility and influence towards developing a reputation of operational excellence across the firm.
  • Work collaboratively with peers to share best practise, creating an awareness of issues throughout the department.
  • Maintain technical capability for job, keeping abreast of market and industry developments

Background & Experience

The successful candidate must have:

  • Robust technical unit dealing, client order management lifecycle experience
  • Microsoft Excel intermediate to advanced level
  • Strong experience of oversight and processing controls/knowledge
  • In-depth understanding of key Investment Management activities, including excellent understanding of fund management and investment operations processes and instruments including Transfer Agency, Fund Accounting, Cash Management, Settlements and Custody
  • Evidence of effective working relationships with stakeholders
  • A proven track record of being flexible, adaptable and able to multi-task in a fast paced and changeable environment. 
  • The ability to understand issues, find creative and innovative solutions to problems.
  • A working knowledge of FCA regulatory environment
  • Provable experience of challenging historic working practises, suggesting process improvements with the support and buy-in from team.
  • A collaborative and personalised approach to service commitment, delivery and continuous improvement.
  • Robust communication skills both verbally and written, with an ability to successfully articulate issues clearly and logically.
  • strong analytical and written skills.

To hear more about this challenging opportunity, please contact Linda Tottem on 020 7847 8876 or email linda@meredithbrown.com

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.

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