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Investments Accounts Executive

Four Squared
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Full Time
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Investment Account Executive

£22 - 28k + bonus based on company profit

Leicester - office based with hybrid available on completion of probation

Four Squared recruitment are delighted to be working with an established Financial Planning organisation to recruit for an Investment Account Executive on a full time, permanent basis.

  • Provide administrative support to the Client Adviser and Investment Manager
  • Maintain records that meet the requirements of the firm and the regulator.
  • Provide an in-house point of contact for the client.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with clients via regular communications
  • Maintaining awareness of the Investment Strategy of the Investment Committee, including the investment products/funds currently recommended to buy, sell or hold.
  • Support the management of investment portfolios on a bespoke basis.
  • Administer investment decisions and recommendations in accordance with the strategy of the Investment Committee.
  • Keeping up to date with the global investment markets.
  • Keeping up to date with the different contracts and investment funds available.
  • Placing investment deals and transactions including buying, selling and switching
  • Processing new business in a timely fashion and using the diary system.
  • Obtaining compliant illustrations for new investments, where legislation requires.
  • Communicating with clients, both verbally and in writing, as well as fellow professionals, e.g., accountants and solicitors.
  • Preparing valuation statements and annual performance reviews for client meetings, together with recommendations for change, where appropriate.
  • Handling client queries.
  • Maintaining records of all activities undertaken through various back-office systems.
  • Maintaining paperless record system.
  • Archiving paper records where required.
  • Contribution to the ongoing development of the Investment Team by continually assessing processes and systems


Qualifications & Experience:

a) Essential
  • Educated to A-Level standard (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths and English - Grade B or above (or equivalent)
  • Computer and Microsoft Office literate - Word, Excel and Outlook
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in investment servicing and administration

b) Desirable
  • Degree in a relevant specialty
  • Achieving or working towards the industry standard level 4 qualification (CII/PFS Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning or equivalent)
  • Experience of using IRESS, Pershing and Quilter

Knowledge & Skills Required:

a) Essential
  • Knowledge of compliance procedures relevant to role, including the FCA Client Money and Money Laundering regulations
  • Ability to work within level of authority and to refer work when appropriate
  • Ability to operate an effective diary system
  • Ability to maintain an electronic filing system
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate and tidy paper and computer-based records

  • Full time role - 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday & 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday
  • Discretionary bonuses (1/2 yearly, dependant on firm's profits)
  • 2 x salary life assurance
  • Pension; 5% employer contribution, increasing incrementally in recognition of service. Salary sacrifice scheme available.
  • 24 days' holiday, increasing incrementally in recognition of continuous service, plus statutory holidays
  • Free parking
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