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Investment Control Asset Management

Bank Vontobel
Zurich, Switzerland
Closing date
May 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Within our Risk Control division, we are looking for an Investment Controller Asset Management (AM) in Zurich. You will be part of an experienced and professional team whose responsibilities are ensuring compliance of the discretionary portfolios with all relevant restrictions and support various internal stakeholder on related topics and processes.

What would your role be?
1. Investment guideline parameterization, maintenance and development of monitoring platform:
  • Coding, development and maintenance of risk control and investment guideline monitoring systems (Charles River) and processes. Automation and centralization of investment guideline monitoring process, in collaboration with IT-Development.
  • Feasibility analysis, definition and sign off of client and internal investment guidelines with process owner and other stakeholder.
  • Parametrization and maintenance of client, prospectus, legal and/or regulatory restrictions as applicable by contract, prospectus, or domicile.
  • User acceptance phase testing and validation of investment guideline calculation algorithms
  • Maintenance and enhancement of guideline monitoring applications (Charles River, Fund Designer).
  • Specification of projects and enhancements to streamline guideline monitoring processes, applications, and tools.

2. Investment guidelines monitoring:
  • Breach case investigation, classification (active or passive) and impact calculation (profit & loss) as required. Notification, reporting and escalation of breaches to portfolio management, Compliance, and management companies. Case follow-up and periodical reporting to our main stakeholder within the company.
  • Funds (LUX UCITS, CH, DE, AT, and US regulatory environments).
  • Swiss and international institutional mandates (e.g., BVG/BVV2).
  • Global exposure, concentration, liquidity, counterparty, and collateral limits.

What are we looking for?
  • General IT affinity and advanced programming skills (e.g., Access, VBA, SQL).
  • Knowledge and experience with various reporting and visualization tools
  • Proficient in monitoring investment guidelines across diverse regulatory environments and implementing coding for mandates and funds, alongside familiarity with various risk measurement methodologies.
  • Knowledgeable in portfolio management, possessing in-depth knowledge of financial products and instruments, coupled with expertise in maintaining and enhancing investment restriction systems, notably Charles River and monitoring modules.
  • A structured and independent team-player with high quality standards.
  • Fluency in English and German. Knowledge of French or Italian would be an advantage.

What do we offer?
  • Friendly, diverse team in an open-office space with dancing walls.
  • All the latest technology to help you excel and advance.
  • Agile environment in how we think, the way we work and our trust for each other.
  • Flat hierarchy with collaboration on all levels.

We are looking for talented people, not just a CV that ticks all the boxes. Even if you do not have absolutely everything we have asked for, if this role sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.

At Vontobel, you are building better futures for our clients and society, as well as for yourself. By 2030, we want to be known as one of the leading and most trusted global investment firms. We have 2,300+ engaged professionals, based in over 25 locations globally and headquartered in Zurich.
We are both majority family-owned and publicly listed. Our capacity for long-term focus on topics such as sustainability is underpinned by the security of the family's 100-year commitment. Driven by an ownership mindset, you can unlock your potential and translate insights into opportunities. We are hiring talented individuals who are determined to deliver in a changing world and who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Do you want to be Vontobel?

Thank you for applying to Vontobel. We will carefully review your application and will respond to you in a timely manner.

At Vontobel, we are an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.
We value the many voices within our teams and are committed to creating an environment where everyone who wants to be part of our performance culture can be themselves. It is based on mutual respect and zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.

If you have any questions you can contact us through our contact form .

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