Newton, Transitions Co-ordinator, Investment Operations Newton, Transitions Co-ordinator, Investment  …

BNY Mellon
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Nov 21
BNY Mellon
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 24 Nov 21
Newton, Transitions Co-ordinator, Investment Operations
Newton Investment Management is one of BNY Mellon Investment Management's specialists, and are a London-based global investment house with expertise in a range of disciplines, including global, regional and emerging-market equities, multi-asset strategies, absolute return investing and global bonds. A global, thematic approach to investment helps them achieve long-term perspective on global financial markets and economies, and identify areas of long-term risk and opportunity. Their belief is that responsible investment is better investment for clients and they consider ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues in relation to every company in which they invest. Newton is part of BNY Mellon Investment Management, one of the world's largest investment managers.

Our Values:

• Trusted: We work in an open and honest way and with transparency. We do what we say we will do and work towards a common goal. We act with honesty and integrity and always do what is right. We make good informed decisions and act in the best interest of Newton and its clients. Our clients trust us to do the right thing.
• Collaborative: We work together to create solutions for the benefit of the business and our clients. We recognise diversity and innovation as valuable tools in achieving our goals. We search out new opportunities and ideas by involving the right people in discussions and decision making. We welcome different perspectives in our pursuit of the best possible solution. We work in partnership with our clients.
• Open-minded: We consider new ideas and strategies and identify new and different ways of being successful. We are flexible and open to change even when that change challenges our current viewpoint. We welcome different perspectives and diversity of thought to keep our approaches' innovative and current. We are curious about the opinions of others and recognise their contributions.
• Accountable: We take ownership of our role in driving the business forward and meeting our business objectives. We own the explicit decision making process and acknowledge our successes and areas of development as a basis for improvements without blame. We have clear defined roles and work together to ensure hand offs and jointly owned functions are delivered effectively. We are empowered to work autonomously and take pride in our personal contributions.
• Purposeful; We share a clear set of goals and strategies and work towards them collectively to fulfil our business objectives. We have a clear set of standards and approaches that provide context and guidance to our purpose. We are deliberate in how we work with our clients and stakeholders differentiating us from our competitors. We operate with clear intent delivering solutions as efficiently and effectively as possible.
• Dynamic: We adapt to the changing market conditions and explore new and innovative solutions to support our clients changing needs. We encourage idea generation and progress new ideas and opportunities quickly. We are agile and flexible demonstrating a willingness to change to remain competitive. We are energised, enthusiastic and challenge how and what we do to remain relevant.
• Entrepreunerial: We have the conviction to generate new ideas and recognise the need for experimentation and diversity of thought. We are agile and faced paced using effective decision making to agree and drive forward or dismiss and continue to search for a solution. We work with our colleagues, stakeholders and clients to create innovative future proof solutions and deliver them in a timely manner. We think like owners and recognise the personal contribution we make in supporting Newton's continuing success.

Job Purpose

The Investment Operations team delivers administrative tasks that span Newton business areas. This includes provision of an Operations-focused transitions service. Working closely with Client Services and Investment Operations, the team ensures operational readiness for transition date and manages the related update of Newton accounting records. The team also undertakes a variety of mainly custody-related tasks in support of Investment Operations.

The Transitions Co-ordinator supports the team to ensure that all allocated work and incoming issues are dealt with without risk to the company, in an efficient manner and to the satisfaction of all internal and external clients.

Key Responsibilities

Undertake the day-to-day work of the Transitions function within Investment Operations team (as detailed in the following bullets). Contribute to the maintenance of effective checklists and procedure documents and demonstrate a continuous process improvement approach.
• Undertake the transition service for all transition types (new business, lost business, custody transfers and In Specie Transfers) across the Newton client base.
• Work closely with the Client Services and Investment Operations teams to ensure all transitions are completed in line with client requirements and deadlines. Ensure operational readiness and update of the Newton accounting records on transition date.
• Co-ordinate the implementation and monitoring of the Newton 'Transition Control' process.
• Raise, check and authorise transition-related stock and cash transaction instructions.
• Build and maintain relationships with client-appointed third parties, such as custodians and administrators.
• Undertake other transition-related support tasks, projects and query handling.
• Maintain custody-related operational records e.g., Authorised Signature Mandate, Standing Instruction records, Non-Standard Process records
• Provide a central contact point for custodian contact where needed e.g., act as custody proprietary system administrator, co-ordinate resolution of Investment Operations-wide custody related issues.
• Contribute to the oversight of any transitions related task that is being performed by a Provider (Outsource Provider, Service Provider or Shared Services group). This includes undertaking the task during business continuity events or tests.
• Represent the transitions function in meetings (internal and external) when required and demonstrate effective relationships with other Newton and BNYM areas.
• Produce Management Information and Compliance reporting (and ad hoc reporting to any other business area) for the transitions function to the required standard and within the appropriate timeframes e.g., monthly management sign-off packs, team statistics and trend analysis. Provide input into audit and control processes (internal and external auditors of Newton) on behalf of the team.
• Provide support to the other team/department members as required and contribute to key business strategic projects and initiatives.

TCF, Regulatory and Compliance Responsibilities
• Be aware, maintain knowledge and adhere to the relevant regulatory and legal obligation of the department, including local and wider group policies. This should include an understanding, and the appropriate application, of the FCA requirements, the Six Consumer Outcomes and Newton's TCF and CoI commitments. Report any suspected breaches to the Compliance or Legal departments, as appropriate immediately on discovery.

Risk Management
• Monitor, document and report business risks and internal controls of the department, alerting Senior Management immediately of any significant changes.
• Provide accurate and appropriate management information to Senior Management.

Business Continuity
• Maintain and test a current an effective business continuity plan for the department, to ensure an appropriate response to any disruption to systems, information services, communications and office facilities.

Staff (if appropriate)
• Provide clear direction and leadership to teams managed.
• Set professional example to staff
• Support and encourage staff development, objective setting and appraisal.
• Ensure adequate succession plans are in place for the department

Financial (if appropriate)
• Manage any delegated budget in a manner that will best serve Newton's best interests.
• Provide the Finance Department with monthly tracking and projection information.

BNY Mellon Generic Staff Responsibilities
• Comply with all BNY Mellon corporate policies and procedures applicable to the business
• Alert management immediately of any significant changes to business risks and internal control effectiveness.
• Notify management and/or Compliance immediately on discovery of any material regulatory breach.
• Comply with all Health & Safety policies and procedures operating within the business.

Experience and qualifications required:

• Experience in a similar function within an asset management or asset servicing environment.
• Demonstrable experience within a similar role.
• Change or project management experience, with ability to handle and effectively manage cyclical activity volumes and changing priorities.
• Knowledge of trade and investment life-cycle.
• Proficient knowledge of Microsoft applications.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.
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