Middle Office Support


in South Africa, Western Cape
created 1 month ago
Expires 4 Dec
viewed 2
Salary: 00000
Purpose of the Role To provide operational support to the Investment team, Analysts and Portfolio Managers, in a leading Investment Manager.
Your role covers areas like fund/client take on, implementation and support of the front office solution thinkFolio.
This is a critical role supporting the investment operations team.
Duties and Responsibilities Operational Support: Funds/client take on and take off Asset set-up Check accruals, rates, spread, APS, listing requirements, rating etc.
Preparing instructions to administrator (manage take-on process) Liaise with Compliance regarding mandate of take-on Liaising with Client’s administrator and administrator – to ensure smooth take on Calculating off market take off’s/on nominal’s and values Assist with Legal to on-board client onto ISDA to ensure Client can trade swaps Front Office Solution/thinkFolio Part of the project team tasked with the implementation of a Front Office solution/thinkFolio across the investment team Support person responsible for loading funds and assets into AIM Assist in testing of Front Office solution/thinkFolio when implemented System maintenance once operational Daily reconciliation between thinkFolio and back office system Creating assets New FI assets on Eagle and Front Office solution – ensuring setup is correct Ensure existing set-up is correct Significant experience for setting up ring-fenced structured assets that FI team have not bought Static data maintenance of all assets Structured note set-up Maintain /updating manual excel sheets structured notes Ensuring pricing of eagle assets is correct as MTM on JSE may be incorrect.
Liaise with JSE to correct MTM Ensure FI trades MTM are correct on JSE Assisting FI desk ensuring trade settlement between counter party and administrator.
FI Team liaison with administrator Client Liaison Ensuring everything is received (Operationally) from the client in order to onboard new client.
Facilitating, monitoring and validation of the end-to-end process of all client investments, disinvestments and asset transfer Point of contact for the client and administrator once mandate is signed – ensuring client onboarding is smooth.
Following up with client or client administrator – with regard to fund take on and take off’s Assist clients with special reporting requirements – where applicable Assist with mandates from a compliance point of view Asset pricing and asset knowledge Understand and be able to price all interest-bearing assets Understand and be able to price interest bearing derivatives Know variables that are needed to price assets and maintain correct set-up in Admin system Ad Hoc Preparation and maintenance of procedure documentation Improve processes, reduce risk and increase operational efficiencies Required Experience Required experience in Pricing and Valuations, Asset Management Middle/Front Office support is essential, minimum 5 years’ experience Knowledge of Financial Services Industry Knowledge of thinkFolio together with knowledge of back office systems required Knowledge of Regulations an advantage Required Qualifications University Degree (Finance/Maths/Stats/Business Science) Postgraduate and/or CFA studies preferred Programming a strong advantage Key Competencies Highly organized and good time management Able to work well in a team Strong work ethic and results oriented Strong communication skills Accuracy is of the utmost importance Keen interest to learn and develop in the role Handle stress well Aptitude for problem solving System Exposure Strong Excel skills Exposure to back office systems – Eagle, Hiportfolio, Invest One etc (Knowledge of Eagle system an advantage) Knowledge of thinkFolio an advantage Read More...
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