Alcentra, Direct Lending Operations Associate

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BNY Mellon Investment Management
  • 25 Sep 18 2018-09-25

Alcentra, Direct Lending Operations Associate

Job Purpose:

The London based Direct Lending Operations and Fund Accounting team is going through a period of significant growth due to growing AUM and new fund launches. To support this growth the team are looking for a highly motivated individual to join them.

The role will be principally fund accounting focussed but also wide-ranging with opportunities to get involved in all areas of Direct Lending operations. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team and gain experience on a wide range of fund structures and financial instruments within the rapidly growing Direct Lending space.

The successful applicant will be joining a small but important team and will be integral to contributing to the continued growth of the Direct Lending strategy. They should be pro-active in their approach to their work but also be able to work well within a close-knit team.

Company Overview:

Alcentra is a global asset management firm specializing in sub-investment grade debt with assets under management of approximately $37.4 billion (as at 31 March 2018). Alcentra employs 147 people, including 70 investment professionals. The firm has an investment track record that dates back to 1998 and strategies that include: senior loans, high yield bonds, direct lending, structured credit, stressed/distressed debt and multi-strategy credit. The investor base includes pension funds, insurance companies, banks and asset management firms.

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities will be wide-ranging and include:

Quarterly NAV Process and Financial Statements:

The funds are LP / GP structures and you will be involved in the preparation and review of the fund NAV's, consolidation and Financial statements. You will be managing separate deadlines and working closely with the fund administrators through the whole process to provide financial statements and capital statements to our investors.

Fund Audits:

Working with the fund auditors and administrators to manage the annual audit for the DL funds. The role will be involved throughout the whole audit process including planning and final sign off and review.

Reconciliation Oversight:

Working with the team, administrators and 3 rd party service providers to ensure that position book of records and cash positions are accurate.

Fund Operations:

The fund structures require learning a good understanding of the portfolio of funds. Using this knowledge you will assist with, amongst other things the preparation of fund drawdowns and distributions as well as the funding and testing process for new investments.

Further to the above, you will also be involved with working on some of the most up to date fund structures in the market. You will be asked, amongst other things, to provide your input on liquidity management for your portfolio of funds and also contribute to the fund hedging strategy.

Given the nature of the role we are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail who has a numeric background and is motivated by delivering high quality and accurate reporting to our investors.

As with working in all small and growing teams there is a real opportunity to make you mark on the role and gain significant experience in rapidly growing industry. You will be joining a collaborative working environment with a group of people who enjoy working together and are willing to support each other when needed.



Qualifications

Job Requirements:


  • Experience in a similar role or sector would is preferred

  • Reliable, personable and hardworking

  • Detailed orientated & accuracy required

  • MS Office: Strong Excel skills essential

  • Previous experience of Wall Street Office / Everest is preferred.

  • An accounting background (either qualified / part qualified) and knowledge or experience working on LP / GP structures would be preferred.

  • Applicants should have a degree level qualification at a 2:1 level (or equivalent) or higher.

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Primary Location: United Kingdom-Greater London-London
Job: Asset Management
Internal Jobcode: 51667
Organization: Alcentra Group-HR13364
Requisition Number: 1813916