Investment Administrator - Unit Trust Dealing

Recruiter
Flair4recruitment
Location
Easton
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
21 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client, an award-winning wealth management firm, are looking for someone to join their back-office administration function specifically within the Unit Trust Dealing team. You will be joining a close working and dedicated team, in order to provide great customer service to both internal and external clients, whilst meeting internal and regulatory deadlines and working with a very high level of accuracy and efficiency.

Due to growth and expansion, we are currently looking for candidates to work on Unit Trust Dealing.The purpose of the role is to ensure all aspects of dealing administration are completed correctly and efficiently. Tasks will be processed using defined procedures and robust controls. Trading activities will be related to the Unit Trust securities for the group’s client base as per dealing requests from the Central Investment Team and other branches. This is a great opportunity to get involved and contribute to the growth and success of the Unit Trust Dealing team and Investment Operations.

Key Responsibilities/Objectives

The day-to-day role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Adherence to regulatory deadlines, in particular CASS rulings
  • Placing trades online and manually (Cofunds, EMX, Fund Managers), prior to valuation points
  • Account openings with Fund Managers
  • Unit Trust pricing
  • Reporting MI to Team Leader
  • Booking Foreign Exchange trades
  • Maintenance of records
  • Liaising with internal and external parties
  • Timely inputting of all trading contracts
  • Identification and resolution of issues

Knowledge and Skills

Desired, but not essential:

  • A minimum of 1-2 years working in financial services, preferably in a Dealing, Trade Support or Settlements environment
  • To work as part of a team and independently
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Intermediate or Advance Excel skills
  • Some knowledge of trade execution practices and processes from order initiation through to settlement
  • Knowledge of trading software (Cofunds, EMX) preferably but not essential
  • Investment markets knowledge, including an understanding of the major operators in the Managed Funds arena
  • Conversant with the FCA Rules and recognised "Best Execution Policy" and "Treating Customer Fairly".
  • Ability to use data and logical reasoning appropriately
  • Understanding of trade and settlement
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Decision making skills
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills

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