Team Leader Fund Operations

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  • Luxembourg
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Schroder Investment Management (Luxembourg) S.A
  • 07 Dec 17

Team Leader Fund Operations   Role Overview   The Fund Operations team is made up of 19 people with monitoring roles. The team’s primary responsibilities are to manage all processes related to the supervision duties of the Management Company on the delegated fund administration function.

Team Leader Fund Operations
 
Role Overview
 
The Fund Operations team is made up of 19 people with monitoring roles. The team’s primary responsibilities are to manage all processes related to the supervision duties of the Management Company on the delegated fund administration function. They are also to measure and report on the quality of outsourced service providers and of deliverables.
 
The Team Leader Fund Operations will report into the Head of Fund Operations. 
 
Leading a team of up to 10 experienced permanent staff with and without supervision roles
1. Objective setting and appraisals
2. Regular team meetings
3. Work within an operational excellence framework 
4. Create and maintain a dynamic working environment  
 
Maintain and develop high quality control framework
1. Periodic and ad hoc review of operational procedures & systems: identify possible weaknesses, assess impact and implement corrective actions
2. Liaising with Internal Audit and Operational Risk
3. Resolution of errors and develop operational remedial actions
4. Reporting to Senior Management
5. Ensure all staff members are sufficiently trained and coached to avoid errors or control breaks
 
Outsourced service providers supervision
1. Day-to-day monitoring of providers operations
2. First point of escalation for operational issues
3. Identify and report any potential lack of controls, assess potential impact and propose corrective actions & procedures
 
Operational input in business and product development
1. Assess impact of development  initiative on in- and outsourced operations
2. Assess operational feasibility and impact on control procedures
3. Establish best solution to address identified need and make proposals to address and improve identified weaknesses
4. Consult with external parties and advisors as appropriate
5. Coordinate implementation from business perspective
 
Proven knowledge of Derivatives Products, both OTC and ETD.
 
Involved in decisions on Fair Valuation and associated processes
 
Essential Skills 

 
At least 10 years' experience in the Fund Accounting or Fund Operations Role;
Must demonstrate strong leadership skills
Sound understanding of the UCITS and AIF operations and regulations;
Excellent English both written and orally;
Ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with both internal and external stakeholders, and to senior management
Good analytical and problem solving skills, supporting the identification of issues and the suggestion of appropriate solutions
Fluency in English, both orally and written
Excellent command of Excel and other standard IT tools
Excellent organizational skills
Attention to detail

Desirable Skills

Sound understanding of Reuters and pControl