Operational Due Diligence Analyst

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Employer
M&G plc.
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 12, 2021
Closes
Jan 27, 2021
Ref
9759303
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our M&G Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:

We are looking for a Operational Due Diligence Analyst to join M&G Alternatives team. You will be responsible for delivering operational due diligence reviews (non-investment DD) ensuring all alternative investments meet the minimum standards required by M&G to make an investment. The process requires that both pre-investment and on-going due diligence is undertaken ensuring that information is current and relevant on all alternative investments and that the Alternatives Investment Committee is kept fully abreast of any relevant non-investment issues surrounding these holdings.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the other members of the ODD team to complete operational due diligence on new and existing managers.
  • Present the key findings from pre-investment and on-going DD to the Alternatives Investment Committee.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of ODD, review of financial statements and operational changes.
  • Assist in corporate actions relating to fund investment, relevant projects, data gathering and reference checks.
  • Stay current with all industry and regulatory developments to ensure the process adapts over time and remains relevant.
  • Ability to communicate to managers improvements in their operational practices

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Knowledge of private equity funds or diversifying strategies within private markets would be beneficial
  • Comfortable interacting with new people and building relationships
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking and highly numerate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both individually and as a team member
  • Substantial Excel experience
  • CFA or similar qualification


We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things

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