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Senior Operational Due Diligence and Transaction Analyst for Impact Investing

Axa Investment Managers
London, United Kingdom
Posted 4 days ago Permanent TBD

Job Purpose:

To manage the operational due duligence of PE Impact fund investments and co-ordinate the execution of direct transactions, to perform KYC / AML process on both PE Impact Funds and direct investments and to support Impact team on ad hoc projects and operational items.

Key Accountabilities 

Operational Due Diligence

  • Conduct operational due diligence on candidate funds, companies, projects and managers and other investment partners, including:
  1. Management company’s business operating model, organisation, staffing, legal structure
  2. Investment and control teams’ experience and background
  3. Trading, trade processing, trade reconciliation processes, IT systems & cybersecurity;
  4. Fund valuation processes, fund administration
  5. Internal control, regulatory, tax and compliance
  6. Written operational due diligence reports for presentation to the Investment Committee;
  • Review external fund (and co-investment) and direct investments, legal documentation and tax set-up, including liaising with internal tax and legal departments on issues identified
  • Manage the KYC/AML process of an underlying investment working with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage closing a transaction, both direct and indirect, including document execution; legal interaction; counterparty management and side letter execution
  • Review other investment partners terms of partnership, including documentation and operating model
  • Review candidate fund’s third party service providers – prime brokers, auditors, fund’s administrator, directors
  • Cross check information provided by managers with independent sources (prime brokers, administrators, background checks, etc.)
  • Conduct monitoring reviews & manager visit reports with invested managers to ensure to ensure all processes are being followed & high standards are being maintained
  • Assess and complete corporate actions on underlying funds, companies and projects  
  • Negotiate terms (side letters), funds’ legal agreements and other documentation
  • Maintain contacts with professionals and service providers in the alternative investment industry on legal and due diligence matters
  • Review funds, company and projects audited financial statements
  • Support the audit process for the impact fund platform
  • Assist with ad-hoc projects

Structuring

  • Work closely with the Structuring, tax and legal teams to ensure that new fund structures or partnerships established for SFD with external investment managers or partners are in line with identified best practices
  • Maintain and share knowledge across the platform on legal, regulatory, accounting and tax aspects of investments

Stakeholder Management

  • Assist with RFP process

 

Qualifications - External

Education/Qualifications:

  • University graduate with a finance related or legal degree
  • Professional qualification – either qualified accountant or qualified solicitor/barrister/lawyer , or both (dual-qualification)

Experience:

  • In-depth experience in operational due diligence, KYC/AML & transaction management, within a private equity platform or fund, alternative investment administrator or prime broker

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understanding of company legal set up
  • Accountancy and taxation knowledge

Competencies:

  • Candidate must be efficient, proactive, well organised and have high attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Candidate must have a solutions driven approach
  • Capacity to work well in a small team
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