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Janus Henderson Investors Head of Distribution and TA Oversight - Luxembourg in Luxembourg

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.

Our culture is the foundation for how we interact with clients and one another as part of our unique, people-focused work environment. We support a flexible hybrid working model that allows teams to build a strong and positive culture by inspiring innovation and increasing collaboration. Currently our hybrid working model allows employees to work 2 or more days in office and the remaining time remotely.

Employees and Managers will discuss and determine what schedule works best for them and the team, with additional flexibility available based on the role, business needs, and individual circumstances.

JHI Workplace Practices is subject to change as the future of work within our organization evolves.

The department

Janus Henderson operates an outsourced model in partnership with our Third-Party Administrators (TPA). The primary focus of the Operations team is the oversight and management of the TPAs as well as supporting internal clients (for example the Distribution and Investment teams). Operations also support numerous projects and operational changes to maintain best practice operational processes.

Henderson Management S.A. (“HMSA”) is the appointed UCITS Management Company for JHI Luxembourg and Irish domiciled funds and AIFM for several EU and Jersey domiciled alternative funds. The Company is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (“CSSF”).

Overview of the role

The primary focus of the role will be as Conducting Officer of HMSA, with responsibility for: marketing/distribution, Transfer Agency oversight and branches and complaint handling. The independent oversight, challenge and governance duties include day to day fund activities, distribution activities and the oversight of Transfer Agency outsourced activities and liaison with and reporting to the Boards of the Management Company and of the Funds.

The TA oversight will be performed in line with local regulations and in line with the Global Outsourcing Policy and TPA Risk and Governance framework. The role will be performed within Janus Henderson Investors existing framework of oversight, governance and relationship management and will monitor the delivery of services against agreed service levels and KPI’s.

This role is located permanently in our Luxembourg office, and will form a core part of the local team. The role will have a matrix reporting line to the Head of Fund Operations EMEA and APAC.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

Conducting Officer:

  • Conducting Officer (CO) of HMSA, responsible for our Luxembourg and Irish Fund Ranges (for TA oversight, Marketing/Distribution, claims/complaints handling and branches)

  • Responsible for the monitoring and oversight of the approaches and strategies approved by the relevant Boards and reporting on this through management information to these Boards. In particular, the successful candidate should:

  • Understand the operational obligations of AIFM and UCITS Management Companies

  • Demonstrate expertise that enables the review of information received and its interrogation to identify actual or potential issues

  • Have a role in ensuring policies and procedures related to operational aspects are complied with on an on-going basis and are reviewed periodically

    Operations Oversight

  • Manage one team member overseeing the Transfer Agency services, including service reviewing and overseeing service standards to ensure excellent client service

  • Manage any escalated issues in relation to the Transfer Agents including complaints and incidents

  • Work with the wider team to ensure standards meet local requirements, are best practice and standardized across product types

  • Work closely with the TA client service and relationship management team

  • Manage escalated queries from internal and external parties

  • Act as the FATCA/CRS Reporting Officer, ensuring all related reporting is filed in a timely and accurate manner

  • Responsible for claim and complaint handling

    Distribution Oversight

  • Manage one team member overseeing Distribution Oversight

  • Play a lead role in the management of the Janus Henderson Distributor Due Diligence (“DDD”) process, focused on the Luxembourg and Irish funds.

  • Maintain (and update if necessary) the risk framework in relation to distribution activity for Luxembourg and Ireland funds

  • Undertake appropriate risk assessment of new distributors and distributor agreements

  • Ensure appropriate KYD activity has taken place

  • Act as an SME on DDD for regulation, regulator opinion and direction of travel, asset manager peer approaches and 3rd party vendor solutions

  • Oversee the various Management Company branches ensuring that they operate efficiently and within their regulatory permissions

  • Undertake appropriate assessment of the marketing activities of the funds including website and related distribution collateral

    Other

  • Responsible for locally operated operational procedures and controls in relation to TA activity

  • Adhere to TCF principles and complete relevant reporting

  • Work closely within the TPA Governance framework and provide TA Governance Reporting and operational MI

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

    Supervisory responsibilities

  • Yes

    Technical skills and qualifications

  • Good working knowledge of investment funds and products and their distribution

  • Excellent knowledge of Luxembourg and Irish Regulatory Framework, including oversight requirements relevant to the role specification

  • Detailed knowledge of applicable UCITS and AIFM regulation

  • Strong background in risk frameworks, controls and problem solving

  • Good general IT skills including PowerPoint, Excel and database used for analysis and reporting purposes

  • Graduate

    Competencies required

    In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to liaise with senior management, peers, and other team members

  • Good relationship building skills and strong management of stakeholders and their issues including timely escalation

  • Committed team player with ability to work as part of a global team as well as autonomously

  • Prepared to work hard and enjoy the challenges of a fast moving and changing environment

  • Effective problem solver and solution orientated

    Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

    Compliance requirements

    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.

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