FNZ

Corporate Actions Officer - SME

UK-Edinburgh
ID
2017-2524
# of Openings
1
Department
Operations (OPS)
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Role Description

Responsible for Oversight of the entire Corporate Action Lifecycle from identification, data gather, allocation and updating of all Corporate Actions on the Wrap Platform across a broad range of investments.

 

Specific Responsibilites

 

  • Subject Matter Expert; Be a process expert within the team, deal with complex issues and deliver resolution; provide support to the Operations Department and the business as a whole based on technical knowledge of team and role.
  • CHANGE; Drive the delivery, testing and implementation of any change into the team, documenting any procedural changes to support change.
  • QA & MI; Support manager in reviewing work and production of MI to demonstrate effectiveness of controls within team
  • DOCUMENTATION; Review project documentation to assess impact to team, Review procedures periodically to ensure completeness and accuracy to current process.
  • BAU SUPPORT; Support the BAU function with deliverables as and when required, ensure knowledge of process is maintained by performing BAU tasks regularly
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT; Drive forward ideas from the team to improve the existing operating process
  • DEVELOPMENT; Keep up to date with market changes and developments that impact the team, have a sound overall awareness of the teams functions
  • TECHNICAL; Have technical understanding of platform functionality and operation, end to end view of the process and platform for team

 

Team Responsibilites

 

  • Work closely with Third Party Custodians and Date Vendors to identify all relevant Corporate Actions timely.
  • Manage the entire lifecycle of a Corporate Action from initial notification to file closure, investigating and resolving all issues as they arise.
  • Reconcile and pay all income received to client accounts within required regulatory and client-driven timeframes.
  • Manage all open events for a particular wrap provider.
  • Work with External Fund Managers to process all fund closures, mergers and share class conversions.
  • Work closely with Business Risk Champions and Senior Officers to identify, manage and mitigate operational risk.
  • Work with Asset and Cash Reconciliation teams to ensure any cash / asset breaks created as a result of a Corporate Action are matched and closed down within agreed timeframes.
  • Liaise with other departments in order to complete tasks and resolve any issues
  • Review and enhance operational processes on a regular basis.
  • Interact with key clients on a weekly basis.
  • Actively work to reduce the number of outstanding client queries and issues.
  • Audit of daily postings for data integrity
  • Answer any ongoing or daily queries from clients

Experience Required

  • Qualifications: FS Industry recognised qualifications- IOC , Investment Certificate or CFA or working towards.
  • Experience: 2 plus years in a similar role, evidence of experience managing all stages of a corporate action.
  • Knowledge of equity markets and familiarity with CREST is essential.

 

 

About FNZ

FNZ is the market leading provider of technology and administration services to major financial institutions in the platform and wealth management sectors across the globe. We partner with life companies, banks, asset managers and discretionary wealth managers to enable them to develop and distribute financial products and services to their customers across all major distribution channels.

FNZ has a strong blue-chip customer base including Standard Life, Axa Wealth, JP Morgan, HSBC, AMP, National Australia Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Friends Life, UBS, Zurich Financial and Close Brothers Asset Management. It has helped these customers grow to around £50 billion of platform assets in aggregate. FNZ now employs over 700 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Wellington and Sydney.

Opportunities

  • Be part of a highly successful, rapidly growing, global business that is leading the delivery of financial services via cloud computing and partners with some of the world’s largest companies;
  • Remuneration and career advancement is based on individual contribution and business impact rather than tenure or seniority;
  • We provide significant financial rewards for high performing individuals; and
  • We provide global career opportunities for our best employees at any of our offices in the UK, Czech Republic, Australia or New Zealand.

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