Operations Manager – Asset Management - #336882

Aquarius Recruitment

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cape Town, Western Cape
Contract type: Full time
Our client is a boutique investment management firm based in Cape Town – they are now looking to employ a skilled Operations Manager. The role holds the responsibility of overseeing the operations function with a keen problem-solving ability, a proactive approach to task completion, and a good understanding of investment operations. This role offers a unique opportunity for exposure to various parts of the business, emphasising collaboration across all functions rather than operating within a silo. It presents an excellent platform for personal and professional career development by virtue of the broad exposure to the diverse elements of running an Asset Management business – your next job could be the Chief Operations Officer, this role will provide the building block to this career development path.

Key Responsibilities:
Streamlining and optimising operational processes and procedures to enhance productivity

Ensuring daily NAV’s of funds are correct, including reconciliation of positions/ cash

Cash management

Overseeing trade and settlement activities

Maintaining internal portfolio management system (FPM)

Overseeing monthly MDD and other monthly/ quarterly reporting

Ensuring accurate fund returns are captured in performance charts and sheets, being able to conduct performance checks with various resources (Bloomberg, Moneymate)

Assisting business development and portfolio managers with performance slides and attribution charts

Providing strategic input into operational processes and procedures

Being the main point of contact at the organisation and thus will involve dealing with client requests (institutional, retail, multi-managers, pension fund clients). Directing clients to the correct team internally or externally(BCI client services)

Assist in monitoring effective compliance and risk management framework for investment operations as well as dealing with external compliance company to keep company compliant in terms of regulators (FSCA)

Oversee the management of client service contracts and agreements, ensuring compliance and timely renewals (KYC/ DDQ’s)

Manage fee calculations and fee invoicing process

Stay up to date with technological advancements to improve processes

Qualifications and experience:
Relevant financial / investment qualification (Financial tertiary qualification with honours level is recommended)

+3 years’ experience in an Asset Management company in operations

Working knowledge of the investment management environment, role players, manco’s, custodians etc

Experience in a similar boutique investment manager role would be highly advantageous including working with Maitland/ Apex systems (NXM, Spectra)

Key Competencies

Attention to detail

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Highly organised

Team player

Problem solver


Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

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