Structural and Operational Risk Analyst




15 May 2017

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Our client, a leading Investment Management firm, is looking for an Analyst to join their dynamic Structural and Operational Risk team in London. The successful candidate will be responsible for understanding the operational set-up under which the fund managers are implementing their strategy and has to make sure the EMG platform is not taking undue operational risks. Alternative Solutions invests primarily in alternative credit, hedge fund and impact funds.

Key responsibilities:

Conduct operational due diligence on candidate funds including:

Management company’s business operating model, organisation, staffing, legal structure

Investment and control teams’ experience and background

Trading, trade processing, trade reconciliation processes, IT systems & cybersecurity;

Fund valuation processes, fund administration

Internal control, regulatory and compliance

Written operational due diligence reports for presentation to the Investment Committee;

•Cross check above with independent sources (prime brokers, administrators, background check, etc.)

•Review financial statements, fund documentation and legal and tax set-up
Review candidate fund’s third party service providers – prime brokers, auditors, fund’s administrator
Conduct annual and ad hoc monitoring reviews & manager visit reports with invested managers to ensure to ensure all processes are being followed & high standards are being maintained
Negotiate terms, legal agreements and other documentation
Work on structuring, legal, regulatory, accounting and tax aspects

Key requirements:

•Professional qualification – either qualified solicitor/barrister/lawyer or qualified accountant, or both (dual-qualification)
Experience – in-depth experience in operational due diligence within a fund of hedge fund platform or at a hedge fund, a private equity platform or fund, hedge fund administrator or prime broker.
Accountancy and taxation knowledge
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