Head of Funds (Managing Director) - Hybrid

Guernsey, St Peter Port
27 Jun 2022
18 Jul 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

As a Northern Trust employee (Partner), you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing adjustments to individuals with health conditions and disabilities. If you would benefit from adjustments for any part of the employment process, please inform the recruiter to discuss your individual requirements.

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

Role/ Department:

The GFS COO (Guernsey) is a member of the GFS EMEA Leadership Team and Channel Islands Executive.

Management of Northern Trust Guernsey Administration Company, one of Northern Trust Channel Island’s three legal entities. Oversees fund business activities to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for monitoring delivery of services to ensure that a consistent and quality level maintained. Direct client and prospect interaction to provide goals-based services to clients and boards. Collaborate with Lead Relationship Managers and other client service team members to integrate client service delivery. Contribute thought leadership and mentoring of other partners. Engage with the professional advisor community to advance Northern Trust’s brand and reputation.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Design and delivery of GFS Strategy in Guernsey
  • Oversight of management of Guernsey Fund Administration Business
  • Hold regulated position of Managing Director to the Guernsey Fund Administration Business
  • Work directly with clients to develop an advisory relationship and gather information related to client’s financial circumstance’s and goals
  • Interact with client’s other advisors and other Northern Trust service partners in the delivery of coordinated services
  • Actively assist in the sales process and the identification of opportunities to expand client relationships
  • Actively engage in the cultivation, development and culture of the team
  • Provide updates to relevant Boards and Committees on GFS related business

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of funds and Guernsey regulatory environment
  • Legal and accounting experience
  • Technical knowledge of funds custody and ancillary services such as credit, depositary, banking
  • Structured communication skills: ability to communicate complex ideas top-down, ask targeted questions to arrive at solutions
  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change, self-motivated and able to independently drive results
  • Strong analytical skills: ability to analyse and synthesize large amounts of information into concise and structured output.
  • Problem solving: think logically and deconstruct a larger problem into sub-components, prioritize issues and allocate resources
  • Interpersonal skills: ability to engage diverse set of stakeholders, understand their viewpoints, build long-term relationships, create a collaborative and inspirational environment within the team

The competencies we seek include:

  • People and team management
  • Effective prioritisation
  • Organisational adaptability
  • Personal Accountability
  • Management of virtual team

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

  • Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review
  • Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days
  • Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.


We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us.
We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.
Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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