Head of Investor Services (Alternative Investments) Head of Investor Services (Alternative  …

Funds Partnership Asia
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Jul 21
Competitive
Funds Partnership Asia
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 27 Jul 21
Competitive
Posted by:
Daryl Emmanuelle Ong • Headhunter
Funds Partnership Asia
Posted by:
Daryl Emmanuelle Ong
Headhunter
Newly created role in a boutique fund administration firm! As part of their expansion, our client is looking to bring on board a Head of Investor Services who will take charge of implementing and developing the Transfer Agency & Investor KYC/AEOI product line. Key responsibilities will include rolling out a new transfer agency system, drafting process and procedures and helping to build & manage a growing team.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the implementation of a market leading transfer agency accounting system, maximising use and adoption of system to exceed client expectations, staff efficiency and risk management
  • Help develop, implement and monitor robust control framework, policies and procedures for the transfer agency service provision, with specific reference to risk management
  • Be responsible for the timeliness and accuracy on all matters relating to the Transfer Agency and Investor KYC / AEOI services
  • Lead a team that provides Investor KYC and AEOI Services to a varied type of funds
  • Handle investor on-boarding, redemption, transfer and on-going due diligence in line with procedures and AML/KYC guidelines including the preparation or the review of the relevant checklists
  • Perform regular quality reviews and validation of AML/KYC and tax data (Risk rating report, FATCA, CRS , KPI)
  • Ensure there is good corporate housekeeping of investors' files and reporting
  • Follow-up on all compliance processes and ensure a smooth communication with clients, investors, third parties, aiming to keep issues to a minimum and resolved quickly
  • Review work and oversee operations to ensure services are delivered in a consistent, well controlled and robust manner
  • Oversight of operational error reports; assessment of control failure and management of control improvements
  • Regular review of changing market requirements and service levels, and implement changes to strategy accordingly
  • Define and help lead clear operational service standards through implementation of data led SLAs and KPIs
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients and intermediaries, including lawyers, auditors, tax advisors, bankers, investment managers, custodians and other transaction parties
  • Ensure there is understanding by the team and compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures

Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience working in investor services/transfer agency/compliance or risk, within the fund administration industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the Transfer Agency market and industry
  • Technical expert in the AML and AEOI laws and requirements
  • Experience administering Cayman private equity and/or hedge fund vehicles is an advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent at client and stakeholder management
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Company Overview

Funds Partnership is a global boutique executive search firm specialising in the investment management industry. Due to our clients’ location and language-specific needs, Funds Partnership focuses on 6 core markets: Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India and Australia – all which have thriving fund ecosystems.

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