OPERATIONS SPECIALIST – PRIVATE EQUITY (228)

Our client is a large Asset Management firm investing in Private Equity Funds as well as Private Debt Funds.

Job description:

  • Ensuring transactions are well recorded in the systems
  • Input details of the funds and portfolio investments into the system
  • Monitoring and validating performance and valuation at fund level and KPIs at portfolio level
  • Analyzing and reviewing the fund’s terms and conditions
  • Liaise with the Legal department on KYC and compliance questions
  • Responsible for the respect of deadlines and the excellence in the quality of deliverables
  • Performing independent valuation of non-listed equity investments using the more appropriate valuation approaches (Discounted cash flow, market multiples, market transactions)
  • Providing operational support to Portfolio Managers in term of positions monitoring and performance calculation
  • Providing support for any ad-hoc request and analysis by the Investment teams
  • Reconciling back and front systems
  • Reconciling positions between GPs and our system
  • Work in close collaboration with the external advisors on the Private Equities and Credit funds Operational Due Diligence (ODD) by:
    • Commissioning of new ODD
    • Reviewing rating and rationale on pre-approved funds
    • Challenging the data gathered by the external advisors and filtering through the firm’s risk and needs
    • Monitoring existing investments and communicate any changes and potentials issues to the Portfolio Managers

In close collaboration with the team, act as backup for:

  • Dealing with any urgent queries
  • Providing reporting for internal and external use
  • Inputting transactions in the system for other asset class
  • Ensuring the validation of swift instructions to be sent accurately and on time
  • Following FX hedge and propose amounts to PM’s to be executed
  • Ensuring accurate cash management and propose order to Front-Office to be executed.

Profile:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a middle-office of an asset management or bank with exposure to different asset classes
  • Solid experience in Private Equity reporting and valuation
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Good understanding of IT Tools
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Agility in managing multiple tasks in parallel
  • Good oral and written communication skills in French and English
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skill
  • Strong will and enthusiasm in dealing with complex activities
  • Open minded, ready to take proactive responsibility and accountability on all aspects of her/his role
  • Proactive team-player with positive mindset and can-do attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Fast learner
  • Meticulous and service delivery focus
  • Self-starter attitude.

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