IFA New Business Dealer and Administrator, EC2

Search4 Office Solutions Limited
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This company is a firm of independent financial advisers and investment managers, providing advice to individual and to corporate clients. Established in 1980, the firm manages private client investments of c£0.5 billion.

All client portfolios are managed on an individually bespoke basis, primarily in portfolios of collective investments, but also in individual Gilts, structured products and money market deposits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute new business transactions including sales and purchases of unit trusts, ISAs, investment bonds and SIPPs

  • Process written applications

  • Organise fund switches

  • Arrange pension contributions and transfers

  • Make arrangements for life cover

  • Ensure correct dealing terms are applied, with commission statement, application form and subsequent placement all thoroughly checked

  • Understand and accurately interpret the instructions from the IFAs

  • Ensure that relevant documentation is always completed and correctly filed

  • Ensure that deals are placed in real time when approved

  • Follow company policies and procedures at all times, in conjunction with an Event List for New Business (Adviser Office database)

  • Follow-up on all transactions to ensure instructions are executed as requested, and in a timely manner

  • Liaise extensively with insurance companies in this regard

  • Monitor and summarise the status of cash balances of client accounts

Technical and Personal skills required:

  • Knowledge of Adviser Office (also known as 1st, Iress, Avelo) database is essential

  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Attention to detail on all work performed

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload

  • Problem-solving approach

  • Personality that thrives in a pressurised environment

  • Initiative and judgement: making decisions where appropriate

  • Confident, willing and approachable manner

  • Team player: reliable and supportive of colleagues

  • Motivated and driven to contribute and exceed in the role

  • Professional approach, polished presentation and excellent telephone manner

  • Good numerical skills