Corporate Actions Manager

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
# of Openings
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Role Description

The role holder will have responsibility for a team covering all the activities related to processing corporate actions, dividends and distributions on a variety of securities held under various custody arrangements.


This role will require some customer engagement for ongoing service provision as well as understanding any change to operational process or structure as a result of the change in customer proposition.




  • Responsible for ensuring all administrative duties related to processing both mandatory and elective corporate events are undertaken within specified deadlines.
  • Support to end customers ensuring the provision of qualitative and timely information in respect of elective and mandatory event.
  • Accurate and timely process for take up of end client elections for optional corporate events.
  • Monitoring and ensuring adherence to SLA’s, KPI’s and department procedures.
  • Ensuring that all work is carried out in accordance with any relevant compliance or regulatory requirements with particular focus to ensure adherence to CASS, SYSC and COBs rules.
  • Liaising with other departments and clients.
  • Efficient workflow or process management identifying and implementing improvements as necessary to optimise team performance.
  • Manage the team’s performance to ensure adherence to team and individual objectives.
  • Keeping staff informed of any changes in regulatory rules and adherence to them and implementation to procedures.
  • Provide leadership and development for individuals.
  • Ensure that the Training & Development Framework is being followed throughout the areas carrying out regulated activities, by implementing accountable performance objectives as part of the 6 monthly performance review process and liaising with team managers on an on-going basis.
  • This role is in scope for activities which have a direct impact on CASS processing which takes place within FNZ for FNZ and/or FNZ’s clients. This role has a requirement to remain up to date with CASS developments and changes as communicated with FNZ.

Experience Required

  • Extensive corporate actions & asset servicing experience within a team lead/management position.
  • Product knowledge of instruments (mutual funds, equities, fixed income), tax wrapped accounts (ISA, JISA, SIPP) and custody models (CREST, global custody).
  • Thorough understanding of the lifecycle of a corporate action transaction including cash and security reconciliations and posting to client and general ledger accounts.
  • Working knowledge of CASS rules.
  • Industry recognised qualifications - desirable.
  • Experience of building strong cross functional and location relationships.
  • Ability to exceed in a high volume environment with effective management of multiple simultaneous and competing objectives
  • First class verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good relationship building skills, both internally and externally.

About FNZ

FNZ is a global financial technology and asset servicing provider which powers the wealth management, administration and custodian platforms for some of the world's leading financial institutions. These customers include life insurers, retail and private banks, asset and wealth managers and financial adviser groups based across the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


We believe that enhancing client engagement, lowering costs, delivering a seamless service and enabling personal solutions are key to helping people achieve their financial goals. We partner with major financial institutions to enable them to provide wealth management services to their clients across direct, intermediated and workplace channels that reflect these principles.


We develop long-term partnerships with our customers to enable them to get to market quickly with a market-leading digital proposition, transform their customer service offering and grow assets under management across multiple distribution channels.


Our customers include AMP, ANZ, Aviva, AXA Wealth, Bank of New Zealand, Fideuram Vita, HSBC, Mercer, National Australia Bank, HSBC, Santander, Santander Asset Management, Standard Life, UBS and Zurich.  In all we partner with 42 institutional customers worldwide. 


FNZ employs over 1,000 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Wellington.


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