Account Opening Specialist - Custody Markets (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

We are looking for a well-versed, seasoned and dynamic professional to join our team in charge of custody market account opening and maintenance. In this role you will coordinate internal partners, including Investments, Products and Compliance, as well as external parties, such as custodians, in order to process life cycle events of pooled vehicles for European funds. In addition, you will support digitalization initiatives from a business perspective. This comes along with the independent and pro-active identification of standardization and automation potential, aligning with IT and supporting the implementation.

## Act as the main contact for custody market account opening and maintenance ~crlf~## Open new market accounts around the world for our European funds and manage relations to various global custodians~crlf~## Register and renew registrations of funds in different markets~crlf~## Maintain up to date KYC data in different markets~crlf~## Ensure market custody setups are in line with changing environments especially in developing markets and aligned among our different custodians~crlf~## Steer, monitor and control our service partners~crlf~## Work on improvements of interfaces and processes, as well as new activities with focus on custody areas~crlf~## Implement and document with third parties’ new operational facilities and infrastructure~crlf~## Refine existing or establish new workflows where required~crlf~## Support Allianz Global Investor’s various reporting requirements~crlf~## Initiate and develop new ideas to further develop the global team~crlf~

## Several years of working experience in the asset management industry with a deep understanding of market account opening and network management~crlf~## Excellent knowledge of the asset management value chain with particular focus on custody ~crlf~## University degree in business administration, finance or equivalent~crlf~## Experience in operating within a strong risk, control and compliance environment~crlf~## Ability to pro-actively review existing processes and set-ups and develop proposals for further optimization~crlf~## Solid understanding of existing digital solutions in financial markets / asset management~crlf~## Proven experience in process automation and the implementation of digital solutions (databases, workflow tool, RPA, AI)~crlf~## Strong analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and keen attention to detail~crlf~## Strong interpersonal skills and experience in managing a large number of internal and external stakeholders in an international and interdisciplinary environment~crlf~## Fluent in English and German and/or French, additional language skills are a plus~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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