Operational Due Diligence Analyst

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Albourne Partners Ltd
  • 01 Aug 18 2018-08-01

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile consultancy firm in the alternative investments industry within the Operational Due Diligence (ODD) team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high profile consultancy firm in the alternative investments industry within the Operational Due Diligence (ODD) team.

Albourne’s Operational Due Diligence Team is responsible for conducting business risk analysis on a range of alternative investment products, focusing particularly on hedge fund and private equity investment structures. We are currently looking to add an ODD Analyst whose role will be to analyse, review, and monitor alternative fund operational processes and risks.  Analysis is delivered through written research reports which can be accessed directly by our clients.

Albourne is a specialist alternative investments advisory firm, working with clients on a fixed fee, non discretionary basis. The firm was established in London in 1994 and we believe it is now the largest independent alternatives consultant, with a headcount of 350 in 11 locations worldwide. Albourne’s 268 clients, including pension plans, endowments, foundations, family offices and financial intermediaries are invested with most of the best managers in the world.  Albourne operates a large number of business streams including Portfolio Advisory, Strategy Research and Risk Management.
 

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  • To analyse, review and monitor alternative fund operational processes and risks.  Analysis is delivered through written research reports.
  • To contribute to the development of Albourne’s operational due diligence services as well as future new initiatives.


Accountabilities:                                                                     

  •  Evaluate assigned alternative investment fund managers.  Particular focus would include an analysing of operational risk and internal controls, examining documentation, reviewing of staff and structure, and inspecting information systems. 
  • Ongoing monitoring of assigned funds and updating written reports to reflect changes in the operations of those funds. 
  • Prepare clear, accurate, concise reports and recommendations to clients, in line with client and management deadlines. 
  • Liaise with clients and fund managers with respect to operational due diligence inquiries. 
  • Develop and implement company “best practices” with respect to operational due diligence.  Stay current on industry standards and help to facilitate knowledge transfer within the ODD group and company. 
  • Support business development activities.
  • Participate in project work to support the due diligence process and broader company initiatives.
  • Act as an ambassador for Albourne at industry events.
  • Ensure information within internal database is kept up to date and current.
  • Active idea contribution to client newsletter and internal wiki.  Produce white paper research for distribution to clients.  
  • Mentor ODD Support Analysts in Albourne’s ODD process.
  • Report potential conflicts to compliance and work with compliance to ensure that conflict disclosures appear on research reports.
     

Other Requirements:

  • University graduate or equivalent
  • Relevant prior work experience, with knowledge or experience of hedge fund operations/fund administration/prime brokerage/audit/legal/compliance/technology
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Possession of or advanced progression towards relevant professional qualifications (CFA, CAIA, CPA)
  • Proactive self-starter, proficient time management and multi-tasking
  • Professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Systems literacy (excel, ppt, word, Outlook)
  • Travel (frequent)
  • Comply with terms of Albourne Compliance Manuals
  • Attend company Offsites
  • Regulatory registration (dependent on regional requirements)
     

Benefits:

  • Professional development support
  • 30 days holiday inclusive of public holidays
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Tax-efficient benefits (cycle to work, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan)
  • Workplace pension scheme

To apply please send your CV to ukrecruitment@albourne.com quoting reference POD-N.