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  • Associate Director Alternative Asset Services United Kingdom
  • Apex Group in United Kingdom, , United Kingdom
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  • 4 weeks ago

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Associate Director Alternative Asset Services

Apex wishes to recruit a forward thinking, articulate, self-motivated, and self-reliant leader within its Private Debt business in London. This is an Associate Director role to support an existing and growing client in the Debt Sector covering, mainly UK, Jersey, Luxembourg and US jurisdictional administration and corporate governance obligations to a portfolio of regulated, unregulated, and listed entities.

Apex provides a range of corporate secretarial services, entity & fund management administration, AML compliance, tax compliance, directorship services, and general administration services mainly to investment funds and corporate vehicles in multiple Jurisdictions.

Our clients include several leading financial institutions operating out of the UK. We act for institutional fund managers, global alternative asset managers and corporates. Servicing capital market debt funds, private equity structures, across a variety of structures... comprising of limited partnerships, LLPs, special purpose vehicle administration and stock exchange listed companies.

It is essential that the applicant has both good managerial and leadership experience as well as strong administration, company secretarial, Anti Money Laundering (“AML") regulation and client due diligence (“CDD”) onboarding knowledge to discharge effective oversight of the functions, ideally within a fast-paced financial services environment. The role will report to the Director in charge of Private Debt services in London.

To give you an idea of how this Associate Director role would look and feel, here are some of the things you could expect to do:
• Act as the operational lead on a client service team. This includes, client onboarding, client service and implementation of client strategy as well as business as usual client requirements.
• Be focused on the provision of administration and multi-jurisdictional company secretarial and corporate governance services to a number of Apex’s largest clients, principally investment fund and corporate structures.
• Providing sound administration, company secretarial, governance, AML regulations and CDD onboarding technical interpretation, advice and training, where required to clients, directors of client entities and team members.
• Leading transaction management process for transactions such as share issuances, buy backs, investments corporate group restructuring / refinancing, capital calls and distributions.
• Build excellent working relationships with key clients within the client services teams across
Apex and continuously work to enhance client experience and ensure that Apex is viewed as the provider of choice.
• Maintain and create procedures based on client specific requirement, internal systems and KPI reporting.
• Ensure team’s compliance with applicable laws, service standards, company policies and
procedures and agreed operational and control processes.
• Ensure the team meets relevant operational & risk/compliance KPIs and targets.
• Create, motivate, and lead a high performing team, ensuring development of their ability to deal with all day-to-day matters in a timely and satisfactory manner, including monitoring tasks and delegating these across the team, reviewing the output and ensuring quality control.
• Ensure the team has personal development plans, a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities and undertake formal performance evaluations which are reviewed frequently throughout each year.
• Work closely and coordinate with the operational team to drive forward and streamline best practices, implement processes and new systems.
• Assisting in the development of Apex Client Services product offering across alternative assets
and working with the local management team to strategically generate new business opportunities.
• Act as a director on client boards (if necessary and as approved).
• Act as an Authorized signatory in respect of transactions and payments.
• Contribute to ad-hoc projects as and when required by the business.
• Be able to provide sound, quality and technical guidance to clients and the wider team.
• Responsible for all financial aspects of client relationships, including: billing process, monitoring/chasing the timely settlement of invoices, monitoring WIP against agreed budgets and report variances to the relevant client director; Managing cash collections and the quarterly billing cycle;

To apply for this Associate Director role, you will need a professional qualification (CGI, previously ICSA, or equivalent) and a minimum of 7-8 years relevant experience in a legal or financial services environment. You will also require the following:
• Highly developed commercial and strategic dexterity.
• Has the credibility and gravitas to interact and develop business relationships both internally
and externally.
• Is focused on delivering against business goals to create value.
• Good understanding of the technical and operational requirements of offering a broad range of fiduciary and administrative services to companies;
• Challenges, harnesses, and nurtures the talents of people at all levels within the Client Services team.

Benefits - As a truly global business, we tailor benefits to each location to safeguard our people and respect local cultures and ways of working. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in talent development. Join our global network, and you will benefit from education support, sponsorship and in-house training programs.

If this full-time Associate Director, Alternative Asset Services job in London motivates and inspires you, please contact Apex today. We'd love to help you get your next role.

Apex Group Ltd ("Apex" or "the Group"), established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 80 offices worldwide and 12,000 employees in 38 countries, Apex delivers an expansive range of services to asset managers, financial institutions, private clients, and family offices. Apex's purpose is to be more than just a financial services provider. The Group is committed to driving positive change to address three core areas: the environment and climate change, women's empowerment and economic independence, and education and social mobility. Life at Apex isn't just about the work you do. It's about embracing the culture and loving what you do. Every employee plays a part in making Apex who we are today, and the more we grow, the more important that becomes. The international nature of our business and global network of offices means that there are opportunities to broaden your life experiences and take short-term or permanent relocation options.

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