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Corporate Actions & Reconciliation EU Analyst

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

London, GB, EC2M 3TY

Due Date:  asap
Area of Expertise:  Asset & Investment Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  9190

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We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.

 

Corporate Actions & Reconciliation EU Analyst

Location: London

 

You will be part of the European Corporate Actions & Reconciliation Team and will be responsible of various missions embedding Corporate Actions, Cash Management, Reconciliations of Front Office books with various third parties, oversight of our external Middle Office provider, close monitoring of Cash accounts level within sensitive portfolios. 

Team members are located across various locations in Europe. You might also be asked to travel to European destination on unregular basis (post covid).  

 

Responsibilities:
•    Act as an expert/senior Front Office Cash/Stock Positions Reconciliations analyst - oversight and owner of the whole value chain of the Reconciliations activity
•    Act as an expert/senior Corporate Actions analyst - oversight and owner of the whole value chain of the Corporate Actions activity
•    Actively participate in the shaping of our new Corporate Actions Management solution by proposing ideas and features, testing and validating the new tool, facilitating adoption with our internal stakeholders
•    Build credible, trusted advisor relationships with Portfolio Managers heavily involved in our day-to-day processes
•    Act as the key contact person for Reconciliations and Corporate Actions to key internal stakeholders across all levels of the organization (Portfolio Managers, Sales, Client Account Managers or Sales, IT, Compliance, Risk Management…) for a selected list of sensitive accounts
•    Guarantee on a daily basis the accuracy of cash and stock positions on sensitive (mostly Fixed Income) accounts. Daily cash and stock reconciliations positions in Front Office systems and coordinate the investigations with our external Middle Office provider
•    Analyse daily cash balances and monitor potential Overdraft to be escalated to internal stakeholders and implement resolving actions accordingly
•    Participate on the monitoring of books reopening processes on sensitive accounts and guarantee accurate data postings in the systems to achieve timely performance reporting
•    Identify and escalate incidents caused by third parties, follow-up the remedial actions and coordinate the loss event/claims process – oversight of our external Middle Office provider on immediate debit interest refunding strategy
•    Process, control and monitor sensitive transactions in the systems (cap stocks, dividends, fees)
•    Follow-up the lifecycle of Funds/Mandates (creation, mergers, liquidations…)
•    Participate in enhancing new target models, continuously improving the processes and proactively suggesting new initiatives
•    Manage and/or escalate conflicts, issues with respective stakeholders, being proactive
•    Build a collaborative working relationship with internal and external clients
•    Ensure Cross training with other team members located in other European locations (London, Frankfurt, Paris…) and potentially in US and Asia Pacific
•    Participate in various projects related to Operations Department
•    Review, maintain and enhance processes and procedures (this includes documentation and promotion)
•    Travelling in Europe from time to time could be requested on non-regular basis

 

Experience / Qualifications and Skills:

•    At least, 5 to 7 years of experience in asset management field, work experience in an operational position in the financial industry, preferably in an investment-related area
•    Client focused, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Creative and hands-on, ready to think outside the box and add input / challenge to improve existing workflows – driver and self-motivated
•    Understanding of full trade life cycle, understand front office problematics and including awareness of middle and backoffice functions / processes and their touch points with the front office and downstream to client reporting, performance, fund accounting
•    Experience in management of outsourced Middle Office Provider & provider oversight functions 
•    Significant Experience in Reconciliations (cash & stock) on a wide range of securities is mandatory
•    Significant Experience in Corporate Actions activities
•    Ability to resolve complex problems, delivery focused and well organized
•    Analytical and rigorous while performing tasks
•    Self-motivated team player willing to work in a diverse and challenging environment, strong team player in a Global and Regional environment
•    Investment Accounting experience/knowledge would be a plus
•    Flexible to drive continuous changes in the processes & structure
•    Languages: excellent verbal and written communication capability in English is mandatory. German would be a plus
•    IT Skills: Professional in Microsoft Office in particular Excel is required; Digitalization experience & automation skills (VBA) - Knowledge and experience on PowerBI is a real plus

•   Good knowledge of Bloomberg AIM is a plus

 

About Allianz Global Investors
Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 700 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 673 billion in assets. Data as of 31 December 2021
We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives. 
Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you 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.
We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are in need support to navigate our website or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to recruiting@allianzgi.com.