• Investment Operations Analyst at Pensions Alliance Limited

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    Date Posted: 2019-04-13

    Pensions Alliance Limited (PAL Pensions) is a licensed Pension Fund Administrator with over 10 years of professional experience in Pension Funds Administration. We are recruiting to fill the position of Investment Operations Analyst in Lagos.

    Job Objective

    • The investment operations job holder ensures compliance with the department’s standard operating procedures for all transactions.
    • He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the department.


    • Confirm all previous day’s transactions and other expected inflows across all funds; advice portfolio management team as appropriate
    • Maintain investment team archives; ensure all transaction justifications, instructions and confirmations are prepared and received when due and are filed correctly and easily retrievable
    • Maintain and update archives of team strategy documents, agreements, policies etcetera
    • Prepare daily investment and termination instructions
    • Confirm contributions report on investment business application;
    • Update all equity, fixed income and money market investments;
    • Prepare and maintain daily and monthly asset allocation update;
    • Prepare weekly collation of all investments;
    • Conduct monthly reconciliation of team & fund account records/positions
    • Conduct monthly equity reconciliation between Custodian and CSCS positions;
    • Reconcile and follow up on outstanding dividends and bonuses with custodian, document and report any outstanding and elicit periodic status updates from custodian;
    • Prepare, update and maintain monthly counterparty exposures versus limits
    • Prepare transaction compliance reports:
      • Monthly equity transaction reports
      • Monthly primary market fixed income commission reports
    • Portfolio Treasury Support:
      • Support timely and efficient treasury management of all fund portfolios
      • Ensure portfolio cash balances do not exceed internal limits
      • Ensure counterparty exposure limits are not exceeded in money markets
      • Advise portfolio management team of cash availability & counterparty exposure limits early in day
      • Gather daily market interest rates and advise portfolio management team early in day

    Minimum Qualifications

    • First degree in a Numerate field; (preferably in Sciences, Engineering, Economics or Finance.)
    • 1 - 4 years’ experience in support capacity at an investment/brokerage institution
    • Strong interest in Global Financial Markets and keen intellectual curiosity
    • Interest in enrolling in, and completing, the CFA program
    • Team player with the ability to think and act independently
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Quick learner, comfortable dealing with ambiguous and fluid situations
    • Ability to multi-task; juggle multiple deliverables and perform under very demanding conditions
    • Independent, excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Superior analytical & critical thinking skills; ability to make good decisions when faced with complex/ambiguous data
    • High level of passion, integrity, creativity, inquisitiveness and self confidence.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV/Resume on or before 19th April, 2019, indicating the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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