Head of Investment Operations

2 days left

Location
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Oct 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Ref
4661731
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Change Recruitment Group's Boutique Investment Manager is looking to appoint a Head of Investment Operations to their Edinburgh based office.

The Head of Investment Operations has primary responsibility for leading on all operational and administrative aspects of the day-to-day activities of the Investment Operations department. These require to be carried out with a focus on
embedding a culture of adherence to risk and conduct standards, within a robust operating system framework.

Responsibilities of the Head of Investment Operations:

- Directing and leading a team of five staff, ensuring that all investment operations services will be delivered in accordance with business requirements.
- Overseeing trade life cycle across equities, bonds, foreign exchange and derivatives, daily cash management/oversight, stock/cash reconciliations breaks, corporate actions management, proxy voting, withholding tax reclaims, investment guideline compliance, shareholding disclosures, general support for front office (fund managers/dealers), overseeing collateral management activities, EMIR/MIFIR reporting, hedge share class oversight.
- Ensuring that all investment operations processes are suitable for the business requirements and that the controls over these are robust
- Ensuring timely and effective resolution of all operational issues
- Providing input, from an investment operations perspective, on business changes, regulatory developments and product developments
- Ensuring that external service providers are operating to expected standards (SLAs/KPIs) and that they are doing so against a strong control environment
- Preparing management information and reports on investment operations activities
- Ensuring that investment operations team is appropriately skilled and to identify any training requirements.
- Preparation/maintenance of investment operations business continuity plans
- Preparation/maintenance of the investment operations internal risk map

Background of the Head of Investment Operations:

- Experienced senior individual within investment operations, with ability to work independently to lead and manage a team
- Good knowledge of middle and back office activities
- Good knowledge of regulatory operating environment (in relation to investment operations)
- Ability to demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact with senior personnel
- Ability to develop departmental processes and controls and drive operational efficiencies

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced leader within Investment Operations / Middle Office to join a growing boutique asset manager with a global presence. The role would suit someone with strong technical knowledge and ability to deliver a vision & strategy while facing off to senior stakeholders & clients. As the team is quite small, strong managers who can evidence operational delivery but also seniority & strategic direction would be considered.

Please get in touch with me on 0131 473 4921 or email CV to steven.fairlie@changerecruitmentgroup.com

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