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Middle Officer/Operations Manager

Finders SA
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Middle Officer

Finders know this client very well, which makes the difference. We have worked with them for the last few years and have placed key personnel within their organisation. Therefore offering comfort to candidates as we can demonstrate a solid track-record with this leading boutique as well as the credibility and influence on all suitable applications, giving candidates that peace of mind and the confidence to apply through Finders.

Our client is a long-established, leading asset manager. With impressive AuMs and award-winning funds, this boutique offers the chance for a back office/middle office/operations specialist (ideally with solid funds and/or global markets experience) to be more visible in a small structure.  Job satisfaction and rewards at this human-sized organisation come from the person's contribution to the business and their influence on the business as part of a friendly and busy team.  A stable and very long-established company with an excellent reputation, they also offer therefore an excellent and stimulating job.  A very hands-on approach, a close-knit team, personable working environment with an entrepreneurial spirit. In addition our client offers a competitive remuneration package for a committed hard-worker with the necessary soft skills to fit into a "family style" organisation.

Do you appreciate evolving in a more human-sized organisation which values your contribution to the business and the team?  Are you a young specialist with solid financial knowledge and leadership qualities, now looking perhaps for a fresh challenge with more responsibility as a senior team member?

By virtue of being part of a small team, able to make a meaningful impact and contribution to the efficiencies of the operations and effectively mitigate business risk of the firm’s activities. Good long-term prospects for those wishing to develop a career dedicated to administrative aspects of an investments office.

Under the oversight of the Business Operations Manager as part of a small dedicated team of 5 focused on the middle/ back office tasks for the firm’s funds products and private clients.

Key tasks include:
  • Supporting the daily middle/ back office operations - to include working with the custodians, the brokers, the administrator and the fund managers as well as tracking the corporate action, hedging activities and supporting FX forward activities. 
  • Work with the Business Operations Manager in the oversight of the operational service levels and performance of the funds custodians and administrators.
  • Assist the team in the management of the asset master database including developing techniques to enhance the maintenance and quality of data used in the investment and reporting process.
  • Undertake regular reconciliation and resolution processes of the funds and private client accounts. 
  • Undertake various analysis of the funds and client portfolios.
  • Work side by side with the most senior member of this team, in order to help lead the rest of the team and offer them mentoring and guidance as well as discipline.
  • Work closely with the Business Operations Manager in managing the activities of the outsourced IT platform supplier, as well well as in assessing and pro-actively responding to market and regulatory changes that may impact the effectiveness of the operating model.

  • Around 8-10 years’ experience in middle/ back office processes
  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience covering the UCITS funds, off-shore funds with global securities/global markets exposure (emerging debt)
  • Knowledge of the securities industry best practices and related tools ie ISITC/STP protocols, OMEGO/ Euroclear/ DTCC a plus
  • Comfortable in the technology space from an operational point of view - able to translate the needs of the Business to IT etc
  • Able to bring leadership qualities and instil discipline/lead by example etc
  • Experience ideally gained in a small structure, or able to quickly adapt to one
  • Strong project management skills and a effective team player, able to multi-task and work under pressure, happy to "muck-in"
  • Strong MS Office and Bloomberg skills required
  • Fluent English and French - both a must

clearing/reconciliations/operations/global markets/global securities/funds/middle office


Sally Trigues
Recruitment Consultant
Rue du Port 8
Tel.: 022 328 33 66