Manage and be responsible for the Investment Support activities facing to the respective AXA IM Front Office expertise and our External partners including the following functional responsibilities:
Ensure accuracy of positions, prices and cash of all portfolios within our Front Office systems
Oversight of stock and cash reconciliation activity performed by our Middle Office partner
Oversight of the NAV validation controls actively performed by our Middle Office partner as defined within the appropriate portfolio scope NAV validation model
Act as primary contact point for all operational queries across middle and back-office activities.
Assist in the oversight of our service providers for the respective perimeter via attendance at service meetings, review of KPI, SLA, Price Source Agreements, process improvement, quality assessment and review.
Provide proactive assistance to Fund Managers and other internal or external stakeholders on Investment Support tasks associated with each fund scope or expertise.
Operate controls defined by AXA-IM Global Risk Control Framework (GRCF) and Compliance for Investment Support activity and ensure that rules defined by this risk framework are well applied (ex: forced price systematically validated by Risk team).
Participate in the creation of and modifications of portfolios, new types of instruments or strategy and new operational procedures including liaising with IT and Product Engineering.
Participate in transversal / strategic projects and initiatives, e.g., implementation of new regulations, streamlining of operating models, system changes.
Degree in business/finance or relevant experience in Operations.
Professional qualifications such as IMC, CFA, CIMA beneficial
Proven knowledge and experience in Asset Management or related environment with an emphasis on fund administration and investment operations
Proven and in-depth knowledge and experience of supporting an Asset Management Front Office would be beneficial
Previous experience within a Middle Office service Provider would be beneficial
Knowledge and Skills
Understanding of Investment Management Operations as well as Fund Administration and Accounting
In-depth knowledge of financial instruments and good understanding of the Asset Management industry
Working knowledge of SimCorp Dimension would be beneficial
Good Excel skills. Advanced skills (VBA & macro) would be preferable
Rigorous approach and attention to detail
Pragmatic, positive and proactive mindset
Confident with strong interpersonal skills
Able to build and maintain strong relationships with both internally and with third parties
Ability to oversee business processes with a control and risk assessment mindset