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Associate Director – Onboarding and Transition Management

Associate Director – Onboarding and Transition Management

Role Summary

Managing the on-boarding, off-boarding and transitions of new and existing pooled funds and Segregated accounts. Co-ordinate the pipeline and work with key stakeholders across the firm to meet deadlines for events across segregated and pooled funds.

Location

77 Grosvenor Street

BlueBay

BlueBay has a unique culture where innovation has been at the heart of the firm since inception. We pride ourselves on being respectful and collaborative to our peers and clients and look for these attributes in the people we recruit. We also look to identify candidates that act with integrity and are solutions-orientated in their daily responsibilities, as well as being willing to take collective and individual accountability for their actions. BlueBay believes in nurturing and progressing talented individuals who strive for excellence and align themselves with these attributes. For more information on BlueBay and who we are please visit our website

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and co-ordinate the on-boarding, off-boarding and transitional activity of BlueBay’s pooled funds and Segregated mandates
  • Coordinate significant IMA and Investment guideline changes for Segregated mandates and ensuring execution across the business
  • Work closely with key internal stakeholders: Investment Management teams, Client Directors, Sales, Product Development, and co-ordinate infrastructure teams e.g. Compliance, Legal, Risk,  Operations, Fund Accounting, IT to manage fund/mandate launches, closures, and transition events in a timely and efficient manner (transition events to include fund restructures and in species)
  • Manage client communications throughout the event process together with Client facing teams where appropriate
  • Manage communication internally during events to ensure all stakeholders are aware of progress and are contributing towards the target completion dates
  • Manage communication with external parties other than the client e.g. custodians, administrators, transition managers, clearing brokers and other third parties throughout the event
  • Represent the team, department in a professional, collaborative, manner, developing good working relationships with all internal and external parties
  • Manage and mitigate Risks associated with fund/mandate launches, closures, and transition events 
  • Maintain awareness of internal teams processes and controls as well as the changing regulatory environment
  • Work closely with other Associate Directors in the team as well as Head of Onboarding and Transition Management to ensure full coverage of each event and ensure knowledge is shared in an environment of constant improvement
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with external service and system providers 
  • Managing key controls for the Know Your Customer (KYC) process in collaboration with internal stakeholders including Risk and Compliance
  • Work with the Head of Onboarding and Transition Management on ad-hoc project as required 
  • Acts with integrity, due skill, care and diligence in carrying out their role
  • Has full understanding and/or awareness of BlueBay's Compliance Handbook, Compliance Policies and the HR Employee Handbook.  

Skills and Competencies

Essential 

  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to adapt style of communication for the current audience to successfully articulate issues clearly and logically
  • Excellent organisation skills showing ability to prioritise workloads and meet hard deadlines
  • Establishes and maintains good relationships and works effectively and cooperatively with others. Communicates constructively, engages others positively and readily shares information and ideas
  • Works in a collegiate fashion sharing information with, and learning from, others within the team to develop and constantly improve the best practices of the team
  • Ability to act decisively when required and demonstrates self motivated intellectual curiosity
  • Collaborative and personalised approach to service commitment, delivery and continuous improvement
  • Displays a positive and energetic attitude, gets involved and proactively seeks out opportunities to find innovative and creative solutions to problems
  • Sets high standards of performance for self and strives to meet challenging objectives. Acts with integrity and within both the spirit and the letter of BlueBay's principles, policies and procedures
  • Considers own role within the commercial context and focusses on the client. Respects obligations to internal and external clients and investors and treat clients fairly
  • Ability to act decisively when required and demonstrates self motivated intellectual curiosity

Desirable

  • Has an understanding of fund structures: UCITS, Cayman Trusts, Managed accounts
  • Is able to understand legal contracts such as Investment Management Agreements and Guidelines
  • Has an understanding of the purpose of legal trading agreements: ISDA, GMRA, Clearing Agreements
  • Has an appreciation of ISDA protocols to be managed in MARKIT

Apply for this job

Please email your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@bluebay.com.