• Permanent, Full time
  • Schroders Investment Management
  • 2019-04-20
  • Horsham, England, United Kingdom
  • Competitive
  • Full time

Fund Oversight Specialist - Broadlands Business Campus (near Horsham)

Fund Oversight Specialist - Broadlands Business Campus (near Horsham)

Who we're looking for
We're looking for someone to oversee the work of one of our third-party suppliers. That means not being afraid to speak up and tackle problems when they come up.

Because this is a new role, in a new team, in a new location, we need someone who's flexible, creative and curious enough to take on a challenge, rather than tick off set tasks on a to-do list.

It means you'll get the chance to work with different areas of the business, see the big picture, and see your role evolve as the business does.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

We have around 4,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
You'll be based at our new Broadlands Business Campus near Horsham in West Sussex. That's our new operations hub - home to our product reporting and operational oversight for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

It's a brand new site, and a brand new team, putting digital first. So we're looking for people who are excited about setting things up, shaking things up, and working across teams. It's a chance to shape how we work rather than slot into an established structure.

It'll have the same high standards and international reputation as our HQ in the City of London, without being in the city: a big, countryside campus (and no commute on the Tube) means life will feel a little different.

What you'll do
• Manage the relationship with transfer agent, always looking for ways to improve
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the transfer agency platform
• Help deliver a risk-based oversight model of the transfer agent
• Mange risk events and errors and make sure they don't happen again
• Make sure controls are followed, and that exceptions are escalated quickly
• Help manage how we sort out problems
• Oversee FX services, including reviewing daily reports, checking calculations and monitoring spreads and prices
• Oversee reconciliation: cash, stock, units in issue and tri-party
• Oversee NAV validation and controls
• Oversee month-end global close NAV
• Oversee AMC Rebate calculation in line with third party agreements
• Maintain fair value and swing policy and make sure it happens
• Set up, maintain and oversee outsourced supplier processing
• Contribute to annual due-diligence visits to Third Party Administrators
• Liaise with colleagues in other Operations teams team on trading and corporate action problems
• Draft and maintain best-practice procedures
• Work with stakeholders to make sure requirements are met and service is in line with the service line agreements
• Contribute to management information and key performance management that senior management need
• Calculate and provide in-specie portfolio and income data to the Transitions team
• Co-ordinate fund tax liabilities and provide accruals to TPA
• Review quarterly swing factor calculations
• Produce technical data on business change
• Review investor tax reporting for Luxembourg SICAVs
• Help design and implement updates or enhancements to processes and systems

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need
• Knowledge of how funds work
• Good with Microsoft applications, including Excel to an intermediate level
• Good with numbers

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help
• Experience working in a Fund Oversight team
• Experience of transfer agency platforms and processes
• Experience of BestX or other transaction cost analysis applications
• Knowledge of hedged products, calculation methodologies and collateral management

What you'll be like
• Good at analysing and solving problems
• Able to prioritise and manage activities for the benefit of the business
• A really good communicator
• Good at working in a team, and with other teams
• A real attention to detail
• Flexible: how we work in this new hub will evolve, so you'll need to adapt
• Able to work under pressure and with tight deadlines.

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.