Operational Due Diligence - Support Analyst (Hedge & Private Equity Funds)
Overall Purpose of the Role:
To support due diligence analysts in conducting operational due diligence analysis on alternative investment funds (hedge and private markets). Progression towards lead analyst role will be expected over the medium to long-term, following training. There will also be an element of business development support in China.
- Participate in onsite interviews with fund managers to discuss operational risks, internal controls and information systems, as well as verifying existence of assets. Deploy skills and experience to contribute to these meetings and to prepare clear and concise written notes to summarise the findings.
- Assist lead analysts with preparation of ODD Main and ancillary reports.
- Specific responsibility to strengthen Albourne's capture and analysis of legal, regulatory and media information on Chinese managers and their key staff. There will be an ongoing role to conduct these searches on covered managers.
- Assist with the expansion of Albourne's business into Mainland China, working with clients and prospective clients (up to 10% of time).
- Ensure client deliverables are prepared, reviewed, and delivered on a timely and accurate basis.
- General support to the operational due diligence team as needed.
- Follow Albourne's “Best Practices” with respect to operational due diligence.
- Active idea contributor to client newsletter and internal wiki. Assist in production of white paper research for distribution to clients.
- Ensure information within internal database is kept up to date and current.
- Proactively identify tasks to assist other members of the Hong Kong DD team.
- Other adhoc projects from time to time upon request.
- Report potential conflicts to compliance and work with compliance to ensure that conflict disclosures appear on research reports.
- Strong Mandarin language proficiency (written and spoken) - the analyst will be expected over time to run ODD meetings in Mainland China.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Graduate or equivalent. Relevant prior experience preferred.
- Willing to study for the CFA or CAIA qualification.
- Proactive self starter; proficient at time management and multi-tasking.
- Professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills.
- Writing skills with an attention to detail.
- Systems literacy (excel, word, PPT, Outlook).
- Ability to travel overseas as required.
- Comply with terms of Albourne Compliance Manuals.
- Attend company events as requested.
- Will be required to pass regulatory/industry examinations as part of the ongoing competence assessment.
- Professional development support.
- 22 days' annual leave.
- Discretionary bonus scheme.
- Private medical and dental insurance.
- Annual group wide offsite training events.
- Business travel insurance.