Senior Analyst Alternatives Operations (f/m/d) - Frankfurt or London Operations

Allianz Global Investors
London (Greater)
11 Aug 2018
14 Aug 2018
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Position Summary:

The functional, global role sits within Investment Operations, which is responsible for Middle Office and Business support functions within Allianz Global Investors. In this role, Investment Operations supports AllianzGI´s range of retail and institutional mandates and funds.

AllianzGI invests in Alternatives instruments and strategies for client portfolios across the globe representing a variety of fund types and domiciles. The alternative investment platform currently has greater than EUR 51bn under management and has a reputation as a market leader in the sector providing innovative solutions – often in a fast moving deal-focussed environment. The role of the Senior Analyst involves the close cooperation and coordination with key stakeholders along the Alternatives value chain across multiple platforms and locations. This includes the different Investment Teams, Sales, Products, COO departments, and the various external service providers. The role has a strategic dimension to support AllianzGI´s Alternatives Investment product activities and to drive excellence for the operating processes which are globally in place.
Job ID: AGI IT Team-LO-180720481
Function: Operations
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of Run activities and support of change-related activities for Alternatives with Operations and our stakeholders:
  • 1. Management of AllianzGI´s operational Alternatives activities:
  • Running of New Product Initiative (NPI) process for new investments
  • Participation in NPI process for new investment vehicles
  • Ensure coordination between functions, locations, and external 3rd parties for purchase of new investments
  • Providing ad hoc advice as well as support to functional Operations teams (post investments)
  • Develop strong working relationships with Alternatives Investment teams
  • 2. Define, establish and manage operational processes for Alternatives including growth activities:
  • Develop and roll-out operational target processes for AllianzGI´s Alternatives initiatives leveraging existing know-how and processes
  • Drive harmonisation and streamlining of Alternatives process model to establish scalable target operating models
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with external investment managers and other involved stakeholders
  • 3. Further Product Innovations & Changes:
  • Ownership and/or support of changes, ad hoc queries and escalations within the relevant Investment Process Value Chain (Custodians and Fund Accountants) and within related Operations Europe areas (Valuation Team, Middle Office, etc.)
  • Coordination within various Operations areas
  • Planning and follow up on implementations within all relevant areas
  • Coordination and preparation of relevant Senior Management Reporting

Qualification and Skills:

Required :
  • Relevant experience within Finance industry
  • Technical knowledge related to the Asset Management Investment Processes (front to back) and related to fixed income, private debt, private credit, private equity and other alternative Asset classes
  • Knowledge of operations as applicable to private debt, private equity and other alternative Asset classes
  • Experience with project Management within Finance industry
  • Excellent relationship Management skills
  • Exposure to derivatives is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently
Preferred :
Additional Hiring Criteria:

Demonstrable organisational, prioritisation, communication and people skills
Ability to deal with internal / external clients at senior levels
Strong intercultural skills, diplomacy, and assertiveness
Conceptual and strategic ability to shape and refine process target models
Strong attention to detail
Willingness to travel
Ability to work calmly under pressure
An enthusiastic and inspiring personality that works well in team
Closing Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018

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We offer an attractive, performance-related compensation package and cultivate a productive and enjoyable atmosphere which is pervaded by team spirit. Your personal development is of particular importance for us. Did we spark your interest? If so, we look forward to receiving your application.

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