Head of TA Operations

  • Competitive
  • Luxembourg
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pictet & Cie Luxembourg
  • 14 Mar 19

As part of the Transfer Agent (TA) unit and more specifically the TA Operations team, your role will be to supervise the groups responsible for the daily execution of transactions (subscriptions, redemptions, transfers, switches) on UCI units, as well as for monitoring transactions, settlement and reconciliation.

Pictet is an investment-led service company, offering wealth management, asset management and related services. We do not engage in investment banking, nor do we extend commercial loans. We are a partnership of seven owner managers and our principles of succession and transmission of ownership have remained unchanged since foundation in 1805. With more than CHF 509 billion in assets under management or custody at 31 December 2017, Pictet is today one of the leading Europe-based independent wealth and asset managers.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded there, Pictet today employs more than 4,200 people. It has 27 offices in: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Munich, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Turin, Verona and Zurich.




Mission

 

As part of the Transfer Agent (TA) unit and more specifically the TA Operations team, your role will be to supervise the groups responsible for the daily execution of transactions (subscriptions, redemptions, transfers, switches) on UCI units, as well as for monitoring transactions, settlement and reconciliation.

 

Responsibilities

 

As team head you will coordinate with the supervisors of the different groups within the team to ensure that the following tasks are carried out smoothly:

 

  • Entering and checking subscription/redemption, transfer and conversion orders for UCI units.
  • Recording and monitoring cash and fund securities transactions together with the Reconciliation unit.
  • Checking the consistency of data (delivery versus payment/DVP) as well as securities and cash balances between the different accounting systems used.
  • Preparing and sending out confirmations and reporting to promoters, distributors and other fund intermediaries.
  • Responding to different requests from clients (inside and outside the Group) to guarantee that a quality service is provided that meets the requirements of high-level clients.
  • Improving the procedures in place and contributing to the development of automated procedures that will help optimise processes and minimise risks.

 

Working closely with the team head, you will ensure that you provide the necessary support for the teams, listen to their needs and remain flexible in the face of different client requirements.

You will report directly to the team head and report regularly to them on your team's progress. 

If necessary, you will be required to carry out concise and precise analyses on various areas that affect your activity.

You will also ensure that you keep abreast of the various regulatory and technological developments that may have an impact on your activity and take the necessary actions to ensure impeccable service at all times.

 

Profile

 

Educational background and experience:

 

  • University degree (BAC +3), specialising in Economics or Finance, or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.
  • At least seven years' managerial experience in a similar role or in a securities back office.

 

Specific knowledge:

 

  • Sound overall knowledge of fund administration and more specifically of the role of a TA.
  • Good knowledge of securities.
  • Knowledge of the advanced functions of MFTA software and MS Excel would be an asset.

 

Language skills:

 

  • Excellent command of French or English, but good knowledge of French required in any event.

 

Personal qualities:

 

  • Extremely rigorous in your approach to your work.
  • Resistant to stress.
  • Enthusiastic and driven and able to show initiative in solving problems.
  • An enquiring mind and with an ability to learn new things quickly.
  • A willingness to commit to the long term in a department that is constantly undergoing change.

 

Note

 

We will not accept any CVs via agencies.




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