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Senior Operations Manager

Posted 13 days ago by Bluearrow
Location Hampshire Job Type Permanent
Salary £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum Sector Executive and Management

Position: Senior Operations Manager
Location: Newbury
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000
Type: permanent plus long term bonus element


Are you an experienced and driven individual with the ability to lead and manage a small team? Do you consider yourself someone who is able to work in a demanding environment, while thinking logically and diligently with close attention to detail to achieve excellent results?
Due to continued growth an exciting opportunity has arisen to join a fund manager for a global value oriented hedge fund, which invests for sophisticated, high-net worth and ultra-high net worth investors. The company mainly outsources its operations, so the team currently consists of 4 people and is unlikely to be more than 10 people, 5 years from now. It is a flexible, highly specialized, small team environment where everyone has personal responsibility.
Role and responsibilities:
Compliance
* Ensuring effective controls are in place for completion of monthly and quarterly compliance and FCA reporting
* Working with the compliance officer to undertake the necessary KYC/AML duties on both the funds' investments and investors
* Responsibility for overseeing the Systems and Controls function (CF28 - Controlled function) for the company
* Keep up to date with current and proposed UK and European regulations and ensuring all employees are aware and understand these regulations
* Keep up to date with regard to global regulatory developments affecting the firm's business and ensuring that any required action is taken

Operations
* Manage and continually improve the operational processes surrounding a boutique global value fund demonstrating cost savings and efficiency improvements
* Head up relationship with fund administrators and prime brokers on trade matters and all third party suppliers
* Provide support and relevant reporting to external service providers and internal team of 5 people
* Assist in managing the investment controls and processes surrounding the fund's investments including maintaining the operational records and control files of the fund's investments
* Overall management of the company's bank accounts in different jurisdictions
* Overall management of all legal documents including funds as well as corporate
* Head up ad hoc projects as they arise
* Assist in managing the tax structure of the company and investments
* Head up the process for internal and external auditors with annual audits
* Lead in managing all investor enquiries and assist with due diligence requests
* Management and development of our Assistant Operations Manager and Office Administrator

Business Development
* Manage the marketing process by identifying International Ultra-High-Net-Worth-Individuals and charitable foundations who are potential fund investors and manage initial communications with them
* Manage the CRM system and take responsibility for communications with existing investors

Must Have:
* A minimum of 5 years experience in an Operations Management role, preferably from an investment background
* Experience in process improvement
* Degree holder preferably a major in Business/ Accounting/ Finance (other disciplines also welcome)
* Must be a self starter
* Excellent command of written and spoken English
* Strong desire and switched-on personality to work in an operations and control function within a small team environment
* Ability to work in a demanding environment
* Logical and diligent thought process with a close attention to detail and used to meeting deadlines
* Strong time management and communication skills
* Must be able to work on own initiative and set and adhere to deadlines
* Friendly, efficient, professional approach on the phone and in writing

Desirable:
* Accounting/ book keeping experience is an advantage
* Knowledgeable in operations, risk management, compliance fund structure is an advantage
* CFA qualifications would be an advantage or desire to study towards them
* Hands on experience of working with different service providers
* Knowledgeable in various financial instruments, especially equity is an advantage
* Working knowledge of Quickbooks is an advantage
* Strong general IT skills
* Candidates from fund administrators are welcome
* Good people skills and excellent team orientation

Want to hear more about this amazing firm and why it's right for you then get in touch today!