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Job Summary-Purpose of Role: SSGA manages and is promoter of over 400 European funds in multiple domiciles and legal structures across all strategies and asset classes. The European Funds Management team is responsible for handling all processes related to fund governance. You will be supporting the Senior European Product Manager, and be responsible for contributing to all fund processes and governance related tasks concerning certain Irish and Luxembourg domiciled funds, with the exception of ETFs. The fund ranges you will be responsible for comprise of: several UCITS across numerous investment strategies and location including Ireland and Luxembourg. Your scope of responsibilities will include product management support, owning and maintaining all fund documentation, co-ordination of and attendance at board meetings, working collaboratively with the Product Development team as we launch new products and initiatives as well as understanding the impact of regulatory change on the funds and the amendments to be implemented as a result. You will also assist with the identification of strategic opportunities to enhance all funds, processes and data management to better meet the needs of our clients and to increase our Company's profitability whilst minimising risks.
In the role of UCITS oversight manager you will be responsible for:
Ensure timely execution of all BAU processes with a focus on minimising enterprise risk. Processes include board support, audit coordination, global query inbox management, fund maintenance (e.g. regular prospectus reviews, fund mergers/changes, share class creation) and product viability analyses.
Lead, with the relevant company secretary, the organisation of quarterly board meetings across selected Irish domiciled funds.
Management of ad hoc "corporate actions", for instance distributions and annual/extraordinary general meetings.
Perform ad hoc analysis of fund viability with a view to develop and improve efficiency of fund offerings and assist in the implementation of any modification or enhancement through in-house product change process.
Lead ad hoc projects of prospectus updates and fund closures, as required by our business need and regulatory developments.
Responsibility for all aspects of data management associated with Irish and Luxembourgish funds in scope, ensuring that the fund related data available to internal and external parties is accurate at all times.
All responsibilities to be performed ensuring appropriate coordination with all relevant parties globally (Investment Management, Legal, Compliance, Operations, Board, Custodian and Fund Administrator, etc).
Support the Luxembourg Fund board ensuring all reports are received by designated persons on a timely basis and chasing up where necessary.
Overseeing fund compliance calendars and ensuring other team members include necessary items in quarterly board agendas.
Follow up on matters arising raised at board meetings, ensuring prompt resolution.
Overseeing the teams electronic files, ensuring appropriately ordered and that all fund documents stored in shared folders are up to date
Complete and keep up to date all the relevant team metrics
To be successful in this role, your experience should include
Requirement Education & Experience
You should have a university degree + min 2 years' experience of mutual funds
Strong organisational skills
Specific Technical Knowledge/Qualifications
You will have knowledge of European funds
Awareness of European fund regulation (e.g. UCITS V and AIFMD)
A general understanding of pan-European asset management industry
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Sensitivity to pan-European complexities and dependencies