Investment Guidelines Manager
AXA
UNITED KINGDOM
6d ago

Description

Perform accountabilities of an IG Officer :

In an international context, the IG manager leads 4 IG officers and contributes to the protection of interests of our clients and the reputation of AXA IM by ensuring compliance to all the regulatory, client or internal investment guidelines.

He / She ensures the quality and the completeness of the business as usual activities while participating in several change management initiatives.

The IG manager also promotes IG processes and team activities within AXA IM.

Key Accountabilities

Lead the UK Investment Guidelines team : establish a clear vision (goals, objectives)

Manage the team : organise the split of individual responsibilities with the appropriate level of delegation, provide the means (technical and non-

technical, information, knowledge and methods) to allow deliveries. Ensure business continuity and knowledge maintenance.

Manage people : organise regular 1-2-1, contribute to their development, give regular and constructive feedback on performance, provide an active support, contribute to their recruitment.

Oversight and control of the activities of investment guidelines officers. Ensure adherence to the Investment Guidelines Operating Memorandum, to the AXA IM standards and policies and to AXA values.

Ensure delivery of the services, on quality, on time and on scope. Measure KPIs.

Communicate on team’s activities. Provide answer to requests on activities.

Ensure a win / win relationship with all teams involved in AXA IM Investment Guidelines process, the IG teams in other countries, the offshoring of activities to AXA BS in India, the delegations to Operations or to GRM.

Propose and lead initiatives to adapt to environment evolution (eg regulatory, organisational, technical), to reduce operational risks, to improve operational efficiencies or to improve quality of services.

Promote required change management. Comply with audit recommendations.

Perform accountabilities of an IG Officer :

Identify and interpret all investment guidelines in regulations, prospectus, contracts and internal risk policies. Assess suitability and feasibility of investment guidelinesmonitoring.

Escalate the risk of non monitorable guidelines. Create or update control card summarizing all the investment guidelines.

Obtain validation of the control cards. Maintain completeness and reliability of the central guidelines repository.

Ensure the implementation in the different automated monitoring systems. Request for development of new solutions to monitor new investment guidelines or to adapt to new instrument types.

Contribute to the pre-trade controls, the prevention of breaches being under the responsibility of the front office. Keep evidence of the authorization provided to the front office.

Conduct permanent (daily) and independent controls of investment guidelines. Ensure full coverage and reliability of this monitoring.

Keep evidences of the controls and the analysis. Analyse alerts raised in post-trade by the different systems and / or by third parties.

Issue a breach notification to the fund manager for remediation in the best interests of the client and escalate the breach if not remediated in time.

Track to resolution and potentially request for tolerance. Log the breach in a central database, qualified as active or passive, with the analysis and the all evidences.

Maintain the repository completeness and quality for global transparency and communication..

Produce breach / KPI reports to some clients, some auditors and local or global governance bodies.

Ensure collaboration with all teams involved in AXA IM Investment Guidelines process, like the offshoring of activities to AXA BS in India, to Operations or to GRM.

Qualifications

Education / Qualifications

  • Graduate studies
  • Experience

    Experience in an assetmanager

    Experience as a manageris a plus

    English

    Financial instruments,management strategy and portfolio valuation

    Awareness of relatedinformation systems and agility in using multiple Tools.

    Leadership.

    Analytical. Rigorous. Synthetical.

    Autonomous and collaborative. Flexible.

    Able to work with time constraints. Organised andEfficient.

    Excellent written and oral communication, ability tointeract with people from different levels within the organisation.

  • Challengingand ability to be firm.
  • What We Offer

    We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-

    skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

    AXA IM is committed to building an inclusive culture, valuing diversity and supporting the career progression of all employees.

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