Operational Due Diligence Manager Operational Due Diligence Manager …

in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Apr 21
in London, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Apr 21
The primary function of the role is to support the Head of Operational Due Diligence (“ODD”) in overseeing all non-investment risks on Quilter Investors’ (QI) current and potential external sub-advised investment managers, other external fund-based investments and QI’s distribution platforms.

The role is designed to ensure QI fully understands the inherent operational risks and their associated controls for each of its sub-advisers, fund providers and distribution platforms to enable a comprehensive assessment of non-investment risks for QI’s Authorised Fund Manager requirements.

About us

At Quilter Investors we specialise in the creation and management of multi-asset investment portfolios. Multi-asset investing, at its simplest, is a mixture of different asset classes and sectors in a portfolio.

We understand that customers can have different investment needs over the course of their lifetime, which is why our experienced team have worked closely with financial advisers to design a range of solutions. By offering a choice of outcomes at different risk, diversification and price levels, our solutions are focused on delivering a solution investors can trust.

We are trusted to manage £21.3bn (as at 30 September 2020) of assets on behalf of our investors.

Quilter Investors is part of Quilter plc, a leading provider of advice, investments and wealth management both in the UK and internationally, managing £109.5bn of investments on behalf of over 900,000 customers (as at 30 September 2020). Quilter plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

About the role

Key Responsibilities and Scope of role:

This role will have several different responsibilities, below is an insight into the work that you will play a key part in:

  • Review of external (fund and distribution platform) non-investment risks in QI using a risk based approach decided by the Head of ODD;
  • Undertaking the work and delivering the ODD reports in relation to both; the initial ‘on-boarding’ of new, and the on-going BAU monitoring of existing, 3rd party fund managers/platforms.
  • Being part of the sub adviser approval process and working directly with the Sub Advised Fund Forum to make operational recommendations to our sub advisers;
  • Helping colleagues understand the importance of ODD issues in the context of the investment universe.
  • Contributing to the ODD framework to reflect best practice and capturing key industry topics e.g. ESG.

Internal stakeholder management;

  • Work closely with members of the Investment, Fund Research, Commercial, Investment Risk, Compliance Advisory and Legal teams to ensure that priorities are agreed, and deadlines are met.
  • Prepare, circulate and present ODD summary reports to key stakeholders and internal fora.

About you

Qualifications required:

  • Degree qualified
  • Professional qualifications relating to investment, e.g. IMC

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Demonstrable technical knowledge in key areas such as investment operations, fund governance, asset valuation, asset custody, compliance processes and regulatory regimes;
  • Experience in oversight and challenge of third-party fund managers;
  • Have direct investment management operational due diligence experience;
  • Possess a strong understanding of the asset management industry;
  • Be knowledgeable across a broad range of fund structures: hedge funds, retail funds, private equity, real estate funds;


No matter what job you do you should feel valued and appreciated. That's why we offer a competitive total reward package, which enables our employees to share in the success they help to create.

Core Benefits

Holiday: 26 days

Quilter Incentive Scheme: All employees are eligible to participate in our incentive scheme, based on the company's performance and their contribution to it

Pension Scheme: 10% non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions

Private Medical Insurance: Single cover as standard, cover can be increased at your own cost

Life Assurance: 4x your salary, cover can be increased at your own cost

Income Protection: 75% of salary payable after 26 weeks of absence

In addition to our core benefits we offer a range of flexible benefits that you can choose from and pay conveniently via a salary deduction.

Our promise

At Quilter, we're committed to creating an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and make sure no applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based purely on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

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