Operations Client Service, State Street Global Advisors, Assistant Vice President, Hybrid

Recruiter
State Street
Location
London, UK
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
19 Jun 2022
Ref
R-703636
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

Who we are looking for

You will be a member of a team responsible for the oversight of production and query management of a diverse range of institutional reports and factsheets for our European and Middle East based clients, covering the full range of the firm’s investment capabilities. Working on and supporting projects and teams will also be a key focus of the role. You will be expected to support the Manger of the team and provide cover where required. The role offers extensive relations with many global functions of the business, notably Relationship Managers, Client Service, Investment Managers, Operations and Information Technology. Additionally, strong partnering will be developed and maintained to provide additional client service support to regional Relationship Management teams. In addition to the major challenges of working within a high quality, dynamically changing, deadline and client driven production environment, you will play a vital role in handling and co-ordinating the timely and accurate delivery of data used within client reports. There will be a positive focus to review processes with the aim of initiating, developing and implementing the necessary enhancements to continually upgrade and enhance report contents and service standards. Query management is also a key element of the role and you will be responsible for co-ordinating client requests. You will also be involved in the on-boarding of new clients and dealing with change requests for our existing clients. This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the biggest asset managers in the world, that provides services to the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors across the globe. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

  • Dedicated responsibility for the production oversight of a defined regional segment of client reports including institutional reports, factsheets, regulatory reporting, distribution agreements, ad-hoc requests and associated requirements to ensure they are delivered accurately and in a timely manner
  • Review and co-ordinate new and existing Regulatory requirements including MiFID II, Solvency II, VAG reporting, FTK, Dutch Cost Reporting, COVIP and others to ensure correct processes and reporting is in place across EMEA
  • Maintain strong and effective relationships with regional Relationship Management and Client Service teams to ensure a high level of service is provided
  • Participation in reviewing, assessing and upgrading global report contents, ensuring appropriate levels of service and information is supplied across a diverse global client base and product range
  • Liaise with global operational and portfolio management teams as required to ensure scheduled and ad-hoc client reporting requirements can be met
  • Responsibility for maximising the automation potential of client reporting and dependent systems for efficient workflow and production
  • Responsible for set up of new Factsheets working with key stakeholders to ensure content is relevant and accurate for the fund range
  • Responsible for managing changes to existing Factsheets
  • Collaboration with the offshore production team to ensure smooth delivery of monthly/quarterly factsheets and to provide support
  • Look to identify client requirements and seek to work closely with client relationship teams to define their needs, seeking ways to enhance the client experience
  • Participation in project initiatives and tasks and to work independently until completion
  • Support all global reporting teams where required
  • Adherence to and upgrading of team procedures and controls
  • Review Investment Management Agreements and provide sign off on reporting capabilities.
  • Support the on-boarding of new clients change requests for existing clients
  • Support the RFP team and confirm RFP and DDQ requests
  • Understand systems, data and associated processes and controls
  • Active participation in the testing of system enhancements
  • Assistance with provision of management information statistics

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role

  • Good working knowledge of the financial instruments is essential
  • A strong focus on change management, accounting knowledge and Regulatory obligations across EMEA
  • Experience in an institutional Client Service team with good working experience of operations and performance measurement functions is an advantage
  • Accuracy, flexibility, and a strong commitment to client service, with the ability to develop multiple working relationships with internal and external parties at all levels, are essential role attributes
  • PC literacy, with Excel skills essential. Knowledge of the listed systems will be an advantage: Mosiki, Anova, PRKS, RKS, Portia, CHRT, NSRD, Appian and Salesforce
  • Awareness and understanding of global client requirements
  • Commitment to the global reporting and associated client service processes
  • Initiation and maintenance of good working relationships with all relevant global business areas
  • You will have a track record of working to strict deadlines under pressure
  • You will possess good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Determined approach to see tasks through to completion
  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects and tasks through to completion
  • Ability to work on own initiative with a high degree of innovation
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills across all levels
  • Awareness of business risk and good escalatory judgment
  • You will demonstrate a can-do attitude in setting and driving strategic and tactical direction
  • Working with other Geographic locations is an advantage

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • University Degree and minimum 5 years relevant experience within a similar role in an operations environment of an investment management company

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.

State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Company: State Street Global Advisors

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