Janus Henderson Investors Operations Control Analyst in London, United Kingdom
We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.
Operations Control is part of the broader Investment Operations department which is responsible for managing the relationship with Third Party Administrators and supporting investment activities by ensuring accuracy and quality of data provided to the front office. More specifically, Operations Control (as one of the teams within Investment Operations) is responsible for:-
Securities and OTC/ETD Derivatives Trade Management, Collateral Management, Corporate Actions, FX Management, Pooled Fund Dealing, Securities Lending, Reconciliations and Proxy Voting.
Oversight of the Investment Operations processes outsourced to Third Party Administrators.
Ensuring that these processes are being carried out by the TPAs as specified and within agreed parameters from an Operational perspective.
Assist the business in ensuring that these processes are designed and implemented to meet the required business outcomes including engagement with the TPAs to drive process improvements as necessary.
Overview of the role
Operations Control is a team of approximately 7 people, working collaboratively in a challenging but rewarding environment. The role will be to support the team in performing our core responsibilities, namely to ensure operational risk is managed effectively, that suitable controls are in place and working, and to ensure that the oversight of our outsourced Operations is appropriately performed.
Duties and responsibilities
Identify and address key risks, potential control weaknesses and inefficiencies of processes and systems
Assist with the team’s day-to-day oversight of outsourced functions and/or performing processes where functions remain in-house
Provide effective oversight and governance of our TPAs through meaningful MI and effective use of SLAs and KPIs
Establish optimal solutions to problems and requests in order to best support the needs of our clients
Co-ordinate across the business and our TPAs to ensure queries and issues are resolved in a timely fashion.
Support Operations projects and wider initiatives.
Work closely with other areas of the business to ensure we maintain a high level of involvement and understanding in key regulatory developments.
Working closely with other areas of the business to ensure that product change is managed in a controlled manner.
Contribute to periodic review of team processes and procedures.
Build and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders e.g. Middle Office providers, Transfer Agents, brokers and other areas of the Janus Henderson business.
Assume additional duties as assigned
Technical skills and qualifications
Technical Knowledge of the asset management business and investment products across major asset classes (fixed income, equities, alternatives).
Strong knowledge/understanding and experience of Securities Trade Management & Settlement processes and managing the associated operational risks (required)
Strong understanding of Operational Risk, in particular those arising in the trade lifecycle and the ability to identify and highlight potential weaknesses in processes and devise the necessary Controls to mitigate them (required)
Knowledge/understanding and experience of private placements and the associated operational workflow (preferable)
IOC qualification including ‘Global Securities Operations’ and/or ‘Operational Risk’ technical units (preferable)
Highly motivated with enthusiasm to learn about the business and the clients we support.
Strong communication skills – verbal and written – able to manage expectations, keep stakeholders updated and understand when escalation is required.
Able to organise and track multiple threads of activity and to deliver on tight deadlines
Hands-on approach to taking ownership of queries and solving problems even if unfamiliar with subject matter.
Highly organised, attention to detail and excellent track record of delivering results.
Able to work independently when required, to gather information, analyse it, make decisions and drive results.
Proactive, self-starting individual with track record of ownership.
Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to build trust and confidence in capabilities, ability to work well with others internally to accomplish client objectives.
Must be a team player, collaborative, hardworking, resourceful and eager to learn.
Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:
Annual Performance Appraisal
Completion of all assigned Compliance training
At a minimum the role will require you to:
Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles
Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required
Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required
You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.
Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).
All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.