SPV Middle Office Manager

Symbiotics Investments
London, United Kingdom
Dec 06, 2022
Jan 05, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About us

Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing in emerging and frontier markets, offering market research, investment advisory and asset management services. We are regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and our daughter company Symbiotics (UK) Ltd has an investment firm license from the FCA in the UK. Symbiotics currently employs 160 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with further offices in Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Mexico City, Singapore, Cape Town, Delhi and Yerevan. Since 2004, we have invested over USD 6.9bn in more than over 500 microfinance institutions across over 90 emerging and frontier markets, working with more than 62 investment funds and many institutional investors.

We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space. Our people are our biggest competitive advantage.

We believe that in order to recruit the best professionals all applications must be reviewed equally. For this reason, we will not require personal data such as photos, date of birth or gender to be included on CV applications.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a dedicated professional with an experience in either accounting or corporate administration (ideally related to trusts or special purpose vehicles) and a proven interest for emerging markets development and/or microfinance.

You are passionate for our mission and vision that would integrate well with the staff and corporate values.

The position is based in our office in London, with reporting line to the Head of Structuring.

We offer a dynamic work environment in a growing industry and an opportunity to work in the social investment space with a for-profit company.

About the Job

Managing the nascent SPV Middle Office of Symbiotics, which administers the currently four SPVs used in the Symbiotics transaction origination. The SPV Middle Office is responsible for a large range of aspects of the SPV administration including:
  • Transaction event management (prepayments, defaults, waivers, amendments) both in relation to investees (loan) and investors (notes)
  • Support in SPV governance (board resolutions)
  • Regulatory monitoring and interface with legal counsel (FATCA, CRS, DAC6, etc)
  • Tax monitoring and administrative roles (VAT, corporation tax)
  • KYC requests by investees
  • Interface with accountant and auditors
  • Administration of documentation and signatures, and interface with corporate services provider
  • Reporting to investors and reporting to stock exchange (ad hoc and regular)
  • Opening of Bloomberg pages for transactions
  • Maintenance of issuance programme of the vehicles, and interface with clearing systems and paying agents in respect thereof
  • Further, the SPV Middle Office Manager will manage 2 staff involved in the above

Your Qualification

We are looking for a dynamic person, autonomous, and able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment. More specifically, we have the following requirements:
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field (e.g. accounting / administration / law / finance / tax)
  • At least 4 years of experience in a corporate administration, trust administration, SPV administration or related accounting)
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Experience and/or motivated to lead a small team
  • Interest and/or experience in emerging & developing markets
  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Valid work permit for the UK
  • Highly motivated, well-organised with a strong work ethic and a high degree of integrity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure

What makes us different?
  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • A flexible work environment with colleagues from 41 countries
  • The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others
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