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Head of Operations Japan

AXA Investment Managers
Tokyo, Japan
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
  • Lead and Manage Local Ops Team
  • Support local business growth.
  • Lead and support major strategic initiatives/ projects including:
    • Functional architecture and front to back operational review.
    • Regionalisation of Ops support
    • Cleared and non cleared OTC
  • Oversee daily Operations and controls:
    • Ensure robust and coherent front to back operational workflows with Truste (Fund Admin/Custody..)
    • Develop and reinforce monitoring of daily production and oversight with KPIs.
    • Ensure each area of Operations is managed in a controlled, documented and supervised manner in compliance with respective regulations, AXA IM's policies/ standards/procedures/ governance
    • Ensure service and support provided are in-line with AXA IM's and global Operations strategy
    • Maintain strong risk control focus and escalate potential incidents in-line with AXA IM standards
    • Close audit points in timelines agreed with the audit team
  • Further improve quality of service and enhance the client centricity:
    • Agree priorities with internal clients (Investment expertises and Client Group) and provide regular feedback on status and achievements
    • Ensure and maintain monthly Operations Quality of Standard Dashboard.
  • Manage relaionship with local 3 rd party service providers:
    • Manage and negotiations for any new service for local business development
    • Comply with the budget with a specific focus on costs (control of metrics, forecasts)
    • Manage governance (regular and efficient service reviews)
    • Design, plan and perform/and or contribute to the Operations yearly Due dilligence program
  • Participate to local Governance
    • Participate to Local Control Committee, Japan Product committee
    • Deliver Operations Dashboard
    • Ensure proper submission / challenge of resource requests in respective committees
Your Profile

  • Advanced degree in finance, financial engineering or other relevant quantitative field preferred
Experience/ Skills
  • 10-15 years in Asset Management or Investment Bank within control or support functions.
  • Significant experience in the operations of an asset management organisation with good background of the front to back operational workflows and ITM rules.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to set priorities and manage deadlines.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to manage change and transformation
  • A team player with good communication and presentation skills
  • Client-oriented mind set with flexible approach and high proactiveness
Key Competencies
  • Strong understanding of the asset management Middle Office functions with high background on market OTC Derivatives.
  • Strong understanding of the regulations/controls applicable to the operations of an asset manager
  • Proactively interact with the Funds Managers, middle office, Accounting, Change management and others external entities to work on various topics
  • Demonstrate confidence in discussing complex issues and resolving complex products queries using pragmatic approach
  • High sense of ownership with the ability to multi-task and support the team
  • Proven ability to design, improve and implement operational processes
  • Demonstrate ability to negotiate and manage third party relationships
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
About AXA

The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries.

We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management.

Our mission : To act for human progress by protecting what matters

Our values : Customer first, Integrity, Courage and One AXA

About the Entity

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

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AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

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What We Offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

Grow your potential : Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities.

Shape the way you work : Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).

Thrive within a diverse community : Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Move the world forward : Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree.

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