Skillfinder International
in Luxembourg
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 22
480 / Day
Skillfinder International
in Luxembourg
Contract, Full time
Last application, 12 Jan 22
480 / Day
Posted by:
Sarah Doan-Gill • Recruiter
Posted by:
Sarah Doan-Gill


We are working with one of the largest custodian banks in the world who are currently seeking a Depositary Consultant to join their Luxembourg Depositary Alternatives Team.

You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve.             

The company recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018.

Role/ Department:

As Depositary Consultant you will be a key member of the Luxembourg Depositary Alternatives Team providing technical, monitoring and operational support and day-to-day contacts at clients. With on-going daily responsibility for Real Estate / Infrastructure Depositary Operational requirements, the provision of operational advice on all Luxembourg funds technical matters and running appropriate operational monitoring programmes, the job holder will make a major contribution to the key infrastructure enabling Depositary Services to be provided effectively to Real Estate clients.  Periodic involvement with other jurisdictional work is also possible at an Operations and SME level. The job holder will have an agreed responsibility for the seamless delivery of Operational Support of Depositary Services for NT Alternative clients.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • To ensure all Fiduciary and Depositary requirements are met and escalate any issues where appropriate
  • To work with the Depositary Manager(s) and EMEA Product Development to ensure that all client technical advisory requirements are anticipated, responded to and validated 
  • To ensure that any information relating to the client is disseminated internally and identify and act upon and opportunities to improve efficiency or work more closely on new business with the client
  • To monitor and report on the effectiveness of the operational output from the hub and/or third party service providers
  • To provide data, Management Information and Risk Reporting  specific to Depositary Alternatives  clients, to support monitoring at the relevant Depositary governance forums
  • To build a mutual trust with client and identify threats and opportunities and escalate as appropriate
  • To keep up to date with internal developments and Market developments in the Regulatory field, specific to the Alternatives  sector
  • To ensure that all SLD requirements are monitored and met
  • The daily, weekly and monthly checks of the depositary function for Alternative Investment Funds
  • Answering operational queries from Custodian, Fund Accountant and  Transfer Agent as local Depositary
  • Respond to client’s queries specific to Depositary Operations
  • Act as the local operational liaison with EMEA Depositary operation’s team
  • To keep all operational procedures in line with expected risk requirements
  • To provide local support for all on-boarding initiatives
  • Performing and documenting the look – through analysis for complex investments characterised by a chain of ownership via intermediary structures up to underlying assets
  • To work on annual audit confirmations for your portfolio of fund clients

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Experience in the financial services industry, preferably in the asset management sector or with companies which service the investment management sector
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Real Estate
  • Experience in oversight, conducting client and third party operating with the ability to produce clear and concise control reports
  • Understanding of the Depositary function within the Luxemburg Funds industry
  • Understanding of AIFMD
  • Good understanding of compliance and operational Depositary processes in relation to the Real Estate funds
  • A sound understanding of change and the ability to transition and on-board client relationships
  • Proven  knowledge of financial services regulations specifically in Luxembourg and EU
  • A ‘can do’ attitude – including a willingness to tackle a broad range of work and to work enthusiastically within a team
  • The ability to work under pressure and to represent Northern Trust professionally and positively, both internally and externally
  • Team player with good personal confidence and flexibility to work in a “start up business unit” and the flexibility to undertake the variety of tasks required to build out the proposition and win and support client mandates
  • Good training skills and the ability to mentor and educate new members of the team
  • Willingness to travel
  • Well organised and accurate in all aspects of the tasks assigned
  • Ability to work in a team and independently

Working with Us:

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. In return, we will support you with your personal and career goals in a number of ways:

Financial – Life Assurance, Disability Plan, Pension/ Gratuity, Annual Pay Review

Work Life Balance – Flexible Work Options, Incremental Annual Leave, Community Volunteer Days

Health & Wellbeing – Private Medical Insurance, Active Sports & Social clubs (lunchtime and after-work groups), Employee Assistance Program

Professional Development – Clear Career Path, Education Assistance, Recognition Programme, NT University (wide range of online, virtual & in-house training options) and employee-led Business Resource Councils dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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