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Investment Governance Officer

Employer
Canada Life Limited
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Maternity Cover - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation.
Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues.
Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers.

What we're building

We now need an Investment Governance Officer to support the transformation and the future growth of the business within the Asset Management function, so it can support Canada Life's Individual and Wealth businesses as well as other Great West group companies through the management of their general account portfolios, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers in both Europe and North America.

Job summary

• To provide support to the Head of Investment Governance to ensure an effective and appropriate compliance monitoring programme for Canada Life Investments. This includes regular monitoring to ensure adherence with applicable regulations, investment policy and client mandates and provide reporting of this to relevant stakeholders.
• To provide guidance to Canada Life Investments on existing regulation and provide support during the implementation of new regulation, including providing review and sign off for financial promotion material for Canada Life Investments.
• To support Canada Life Investments to ensure effective risk management in line with the risk management framework.

What you'll do

• To ensure the effective operation of a compliance monitoring programme for Canada Life Investments via the undertaking of regular monitoring activities. This is to ensure adherence with applicable regulations including but not limited to the FCA Collective Investment Scheme Sourcebook, Conduct of Business Sourcebook, Systems and Controls, Market Abuse Regulation, MiFID II requirements, prudential requirements that apply to investment management firms as well as applicable overseas regulation.
• As a result of this monitoring, to provide regular reporting to key stakeholders. Key stakeholders include CLAM clients as well as relevant Working Groups and Committee's.
• Regular monitoring also includes providing oversight of sub-advisor relationships.
• To support Canada Life Investments to ensure effective risk management in line with the risk management framework.
• To monitor adherence of group company mandates under the management of Canada Life Investments in relation to their Investment Policy Statements.
• To support this adherence, ensuring the effective operation of a pre-trade compliance control environment within the Order Management System. This includes the on-going development and writing of pre-trade rules to ensure compliance with investment policy and mandates.
• To provide guidance to Canada Life Investments on existing regulation and provide support during the implementation of new regulation. This includes effecting required enhancements to the compliance monitoring programme in response to new regulation.
• To provide review and compliance sign-off of financial promotion material generated for Canada Life Investments in line with regulatory requirements contained in the FCA Conduct of Business Sourcebook.

Who you are

• Experience in an investment management firm.
• Working knowledge of regulations impacting investment management firms.
• Technical knowledge and experience of the regulatory and risk management frameworks.
• Strong communication skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to deliver under tight time pressure
• Self-motivated, well organised, pragmatic and able to perform tasks independently

Qualifications

• Degree desirable
• Investment administration or management qualification
• Professional qualification desirable

What you'll like about working here

As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development.

Diversity and inclusion

Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences
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