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Change Recruitment Groups Top Tier Asset Manager is looking to recruit a 3rd Party Oversight Analyst for their growing team based in Edinburgh. The role will suit an ambitious candidate who can confidently face off to senior stakeholders, manage meetings with suppliers or internal teams and create and deliver insightful MI. The successful candidate will ideally have experience of custody services from an operational capacity.
The Third Party Oversight team are responsible for setting and managing the standards by which the Firm's vendor management activities are governed. This extends to the operational service providers which are of a material nature for overseas pooled fund offerings, as well as an overall co-ordination and oversight of key third party products and services. The team are also responsible for the direct and client-appointed relationships with around 20 custodians. The team is underpinned by a good operational knowledge of custody, fund administration / accounting and transfer agency services. The vendor approach operates on a de-centralised basis, with internal Relationship Managers within the business aligned to each key service provider. The Third Party Oversight team have overall responsibility for the co-ordination and bringing consistency to the way in which these services are delivered. All staff strive to build strong and proactive relationships with both internal and external contacts to offer an efficient, accurate, and escalation service to the wider business in relation to all external (operational) services.
Responsibilities of the 3rd Party Oversight Analyst:
Within a relatively small team, and reporting to the Head of Department, the successful candidate will assist with the management of the servicing relationships with custodian banks. Responsibilities · Support the work of the team in dealings with circa 20 custodians to ensure excellent service across the client base. · Monitor and review of custodians including preparation of the six-monthly custodian report. · Co-ordinate custodian related tasks including: standard instructions, FX monitoring, and surveys. · Help to ensure smooth integration of new custodians into the firm and existing custodian transfers. · Manage relationships with other areas, particularly Custodian Reviewers, Client Administration, Fund Operations Group, and Settlements, working collaboratively with these areas. · Develop external relationships, both technical and personal, to operate best practice, systems development, issue escalation and access to resources within custodians at required levels. · Prepare reports for existing governance activities into Boards & Committees, where required. · There will be day to day tasks, including escalation and resolution of issues as they arise, ad hoc requests and involvement in small project work as required. · In the longer-term, help deliver a strategic use of vendor relationships for the business
Background of the 3rd Party Oversight Analyst:
Experience and Knowledge:- · Good understanding of the practices of a global custodian. · Supplier management experience within an asset management firm (desirable). Abilities and Skills:- · Ability to build strong relationships across the Firm and externally. · Proven organisational skills with a track record of improvement. · Good team ethic with a proactive and flexible approach. · Strong communication, both written and oral. · Able to influence others to act and support positive outcomes.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading business and build a rewarding career. Please get in touch on 0131 473 4921 or email CV to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Internal Number: 4670042
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