Assistant Operations Manager - Hedge Fund - Highclere, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG209

£25-35k

£25,000-£35,000 (negotiable for the right individual), plus long term bonus element

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.

With continued growth there is now a need for an Assistant Operations Manager tojoin the small team.

Role and responsibilities:

Compliance

  • Completion of monthly and quarterly compliance and FCA reporting
  • Working with the Senior Operations Manager and compliance officer to undertake the necessary KYC/AML duties on both the funds' investments and investors
  • Keep up to date with current and proposed UK and European regulations
  • Keep up to date with regard to global regulatory developments affecting the firm's business

Operations

  • Working with the Senior Opeartions Manager to help improve the operational processes surrounding a boutique global value fund
  • Liaise 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
  • Assist with the management of the company's bank accounts in different jurisdictions
  • Assist with the management of all legal documents including funds as well as corporate
  • Work on ad hoc projects as they arise
  • Assist in managing the tax structure of the company and investments
  • Assist in the process for internal and external auditors with annual audits
  • Assist in managing all investor enquiries and assist with due diligence requests

Business Development

  • Assist with 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
  • Assist in managing the CRM system and take responsibility for communications with existing investors

Must Have:

  • Working knowledge of compliance
  • Experience in process improvement
  • Degree holder preferably a major in Business/ Accounting/ Finance (other disciplines also welcome)
  • 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