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ODD Senior Associate

Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited
London, United Kingdom
Competitive base plus bonus and benefits
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities

Delivering Results
  • Assist and lead comprehensive operational due diligence of prospective and existing externally-managed investments including making on-site visits, interviewing managers and performing background checks as required
  • Assess third party providers of services to fund managers where required.
  • Review/Prepare operational due diligence reports for inclusion in submissions to investment committees (PMIC and StratCo)
  • Develop and maintain a good understanding of operational risk including operational controls and areas of potential weakness as well as the operational implications of new developments in alternative investments and compliance issues
  • Be involved and lead the continual improvement / development of the operational due diligence process

Managing Resources
  • Mentor more junior team members

Managing Relationships
  • Lead the development as required of operational due diligence criteria for particular specialist opportunities
  • Support the ongoing development of USSIM's service provider oversight framework

Managing Processes and Future Focus
  • Assist with team planning.

Technical Competencies, Skills and Experience
  • Success in a similar role, preferably involving risk analysis
  • Experience (5-10 years) in asset management with a clear understanding of associated issues
  • Experience (5-10 years) within operational risk and/or audit as well as knowledge of investment structuring
  • Familiarity with the regulatory environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written & spoken communication skills
  • Empathic interviewing skills
  • Professional or higher degree qualifications, for example, CFA, CAIA or progress towards either, risk management qualification, legal, accounting or auditing qualification
  • Ability to work within a small team and when required, independently and to produce a well-supported opinion
  • Ability to work to deadlines.

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