Corporate Actions & Reconciliation Team Leader
- Depending on the profile
- Paris, Ile-de-France, France
- Permanent, Full time
- Allianz Global Investors GmbH, French Branch
- 10 Jan 18 2018-01-10
You will be part of the Investment Operations team and will be responsible of leading a dynamic European Team of 8 headcounts located in Paris, Frankfurt & London, as defined below. This is a full time permanent position based in Paris or London and it is to be filled as soon as possible.
You will manage 2 sub teams in charge of the Corporate actions & Proxy voting and Cash & securities reconciliations.
Corporate Actions & Proxy Voting duties
You will lead a team of 2 headcounts, located in Paris & London, and will be in charge of:
- Mentoring the staff and provide oversight to ensure events are processed timely and accurately.
- Monitoring Corporate Actions events for European funds of Allianz Global Investors on a daily basis.
- Reviewing and improving Corporate Actions processes for European locations in cooperation with providers, custodians, and internal stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
- Liaising with custodians and service providers to enable smooth operations setup and answering of queries on a timely manner.
- Overseeing the Proxy Voting processes for European locations in collaboration with our main external provider ISS and with the AGI Investment ESG Team.
- Facilitating the onboarding of new clients, custodians, funds.
Cash & Securities Reconciliation duties
You will lead a team of 6 headcounts, located in Paris and Frankfurt and will be in charge of:
- Mentoring the staff and provide oversight to ensure cash management & reconciliations processes are processed timely and accurately
- Working closely with our external reconciliation provider to review and handle reconciliation exceptions/breaks.
- Performing daily cash reconciliation positions between AGI Front Office tools and Custody statements and daily money market target fund investments.
- Managing and/or escalating conflicts and issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive.
- Acting as key contact person for Investment Professionals, External Providers & Internal Ops stakeholders on many wide-ranging issues and queries.
- Performing loss event documentation on behalf of the investment professionals.
- Overseeing specific reporting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
You have a higher education degree in Business or Finance, and over 5 years’ experience in the asset management industry with confirmed and strong managerial skills.
You have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of corporate action market practices and of reconciliation practices, good business sense and market feel.
You have minimum 3 year experience in Leadership or Team Management.
You also have:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a consultative approach to problem-solving.
- High degree of energy, motivation and ambition with multi-tasking abilities.
- Flexible approach to changing client requirements and to a changing internal or market environment.
- Proactivity and eagerness to learn and act.
- The ability to positively persuade and influence.
- A result and detail orientated approach.
- A strong team spirit and ability to delegate and monitor the progress.
- Flexibility to travel across the AGI offices in Paris, London and Frankfurt on regular basis (minimum twice a month).
- Advanced computer literacy in MS Office Pack (Excel, Power Point).
- Investment Applications: Bloomberg knowledge and VBA proficiency are a plus.
- Excellent written and spoken English communication. French is a real plus.
We are seeking for a candidate that can build positive relationships and drive for results in our business environment. We offer an attractive, performance-related compensation package and provide a productive atmosphere which is run by team spirit. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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