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Fund Operations Specialist

Posted: May 6th 2022

London

We are currently looking for a Fund Manager's Assistant/Operations Specialist to join our Fund Team based in London.

The purpose of this role is:

  • The job is to support the DCF fund management team by taking on all operational and regulatory tasks for the fund, via liaison with the ACD, internal risk, compliance, marketing and dealing desks

The main duties are as follows:

  • Pre-trade compliance approval, post-trade settlement including liaison between ACD, counterparties
  • Resolve pricing and accounting issues
  • Daily fund holdings reconciliation, cross-check of fund vs custodian data
  • Weekly sign-off of portfolio (e.g. stale pricing, identifier changes)
  • Instruct corporate actions, fund distributions and asset expiries
  • Proxy voting
  • Assist with DDQ/RFP production
  • Fund rating agencies (e.g. Defaqto, Dynamic Planner) liaison and provision of data
  • Monthly processes: prepare flash performance report, fund commentary, presentations, factsheet production, monthly client reports
  • Assist in preparing ad-hoc presentations
  • Populating fund spreadsheet for new securities
  • Monthly sign-off of DCF website
  • Answering ad hoc sales or investor queries
  • Proofing annuals, interims, prospectuses
  • Liaise with a number of in-house departments and third parties with respect to monitoring trades, settlement and general maintenance of portfolio
  • Firm: Participate and actively engage in the performance management process to attain and maintain competence within your role
  • Firm: Comply with applicable rules and regulations as stated by the regulator and set out in our internal policies

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Sound knowledge of the UK fund industry including familiarity with financial regulations (e.g. UCITS, MiFID)
  • Familiarity with asset classes (equities, bonds, FX)
  • Proficiency with Office suite of applications
  • Knowledge of Bloomberg preferred
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Enhanced numerical and quantitative skills
  • Positive & can do attitude
  • Positive, engaging and enthusiastic attitude

About Brooks Macdonald

We’re a dynamic, ambitious wealth management firm, employing around 450 people across the UK and Channel Islands. We offer fulfilling careers in an inclusive culture that values diversity, ambition and rewards high performance.

Our values (we call them our guiding principles) underpin our culture and are at the heart of everything we do:

  • we do the right thing
  • we are connected
  • we care
  • we make a difference

We welcome talented people from all backgrounds who live and breathe our guiding principles and are focused on making a difference for our clients. We value different ways of working and actively promote flexible working across our business. As a principle, our people are able to spend up to 50% of their time working remotely.

We’re committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, religion or belief, sexuality, age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.