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Specialist Alternatives Operations (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Senningerber g, LU, L-2633

Due Date:  To be filled asap
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  2813

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!

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.


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Specialist Alternatives Operations (f/m/d). This position will be based in our Luxembourg office.


Key challenge of this role is to further develop a productive setup with our service providers and to lead and oversee the operational activities for the oversight of fund accounting and custody for our alternative fund ranges. The right candidate has a good mix of process improvement skills, understanding of digital solutions from a business perspective as well as of managing internal and external partners. You will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas to develop the complete international team further.


Key Responsibilities


  • Drive the onboarding process of new products from the operational side
  • Establish standard methodologies for alternative investment funds with a focus on time to market and standardization for custody / depositary and fund administration oversight
  • Be the responsible party for operational day-to-day activities e.g. NAV oversight, cash management, invoices, distributions, draw downs, regulatory reporting as well as query management
  • Run and maintain processes, procedures and related operating memorandum / service level agreements
  • Supervise the service provider (Fund Accounting / Depositary / Custody) performance with a strong focus on critical metrics and improvement of operational stability
  • Collaborate with investment manager teams, other members of the Alternatives Operations department and other internal/external interfaces (e.g. tax, legal)
  •  Apply a proactive partner management between the service providers and the internal teams (e.g. management of critical issues)
  • Improve and harmonize the alternative investment operating model for fund accounting and custody/depositary on a global scale


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


  • University degree in business administration, finance, or equivalent
  • Ideally 5+ years of working experience in the asset management industry (i.e. ManCo, AIFM, Service provider) with particular emphasis on fund accounting, financial/regulatory reporting and custody/depositary
  • Excellent knowledge of Alternatives Funds and lower tier structures with investment strategies like Infrastructure Equity/Debt, PE, RE, FoF, Renewables
  • Experience in regulated and unregulated vehicles, like SIF, RAIF, SCSp, LP (additional special knowledge on German vehicles such as InvKG is a plus)
  • Strong understanding of LUX GAAP and IFRS, German GAAP and UK GAAP would be valuable
  • Sound knowledge of the regulatory/tax requirements and financing structures
  • Ideally a sound understanding of the investment lifecycle for Alternatives fund structures
  • Technical skills in terms of programming / automating are a significant value
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the dedication to build positive relationships, internally and externally
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and keen attention to detail
  • High motivation to independently develop creative and targeted solutions
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English, knowledge of German would be a plus


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 705 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 647 billion in assets for individuals, families, and institutions. (Data as of 30 September 2021)

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. 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 deliver excellence to our clients, advisors, employees, our parent company and within our industry. 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 are also 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.