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Operational Due Diligence Analyst

22 Bishopsgate, London - Hybrid


At AXA IM our purpose, to act for human progress by investing for what matters, is central to every action we take as a business. As a responsible asset manager, we actively invest for the long-term to help our clients, our people and the world to prosper.

As a future Operational Due Diligence Analyst, you will report to our Senior Operational Due Diligence Analyst, and you will be part of AXA IM Prime.

DISCOVER your opportunity

The Operational Due Diligence Analyst will work within the existing Operational Due Diligence team. This role primarily involves performing initial and ongoing monitoring reviews of the external managers across the AXA Prime platform. AXA Prime invests and advises in private debt, hedge fund, private equity, and infrastructure funds and strategies through their external managers team.

Your role and responsibilities will include:
• Operational Due Diligence - Initial (candidate... manager and fund) reviews
• Conduct operational due diligence on candidate managers and other investment partners, including:
• Management company's business operating model, organisation, staffing, legal structure
• Investment and control teams' experience and background
• Trading, trade processing, trade reconciliation processes, IT systems & cybersecurity.
• Fund valuation processes, fund administration
• Internal control, regulatory and compliance
• Cross check information provided by managers with independent sources (prime brokers, administrators, background checks, etc.)
• Conduct operational due diligence on candidate funds, including:
• Review candidate fund legal documentation including fund legal structure and tax set-up
• Review of fund terms including subscription, redemption and expense terms
• Review candidate fund's third-party service providers - prime brokers, auditors, fund's administrator, directors
• Review of the fund audited financial statement, over a 3-year period if available
• Perform AML/KYC due diligence review of manager and fund
• Written operational due diligence reports for presentation to the Investment Committee
• Operational Due Diligence - Monitoring activities for approved Managers on the AXA Prime platform:
• Distribution and review of manager annual ODD questionnaire
• Conduct annual monitoring reviews with invested managers to ensure risk profile of the manager has not changed since the last ODD review
• Review of the fund's most recent audited financial statement
• Media monitoring, escalating any negative news stories pertaining to the manager or fund to the Head of ODD and Front Office Team
• Written updated operational due diligence reports for presentation to the Investment Committee
• Other Operational Due Diligence responsibilities:
• Assess and advise on corporate actions of the underlying AXA funds
• Assist with ad-hoc projects as required
• Update and maintain the ODD database
• Maintain contacts with professionals and service providers in the alternative investment industry on legal and due diligence matters

Your Profile

SHARE your unique expertise

We welcome different combinations of skills & experiences.

Your qualifications and experience:
• University graduate with a finance related or legal degree
• In-depth experience in operational due diligence within a fund of hedge fund platform or at a hedge fund, a private equity platform or fund, or other applicable fund management experience
Your knowledge and skills:
• Understanding of investment managers' legal and operational setup
• Understanding of fund legal and tax structures in various regulatory jurisdictions
• Accountancy and taxation knowledge
• Candidate must be efficient, proactive, well organised and have high attention to detail
• Ability to identify operational deficiencies and knowledge of operational best practices
• Excellent communication and report writing skills
• Candidate must have a solution driven approach
• Capacity to work well in a small team
We would love to know more about you. Let's connect! Send us your resume.

About AXA

The AXA Group is a global leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million customers in 62 countries.

We protect and advise our clients at every stage of their lives, offering products and services that meet their needs in the areas of insurance, personal protection, savings and asset management.

Our mission : To act for human progress by protecting what matters

Our values : Customer first, Integrity, Courage and One AXA

About the Entity

At AXA IM we are investing with a clear purpose - to make the world a better place. We act for human progress by investing for what matters. Our conviction-led approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and core asset classes. We are already entrusted by our clients with more than €887 billion in assets.

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AXA IM is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage candidates with disabilities or any other protected characteristic to apply. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities, when needed, to apply for a position or to perform essential job functions.

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What We Offer

We are committed to offer you an environment where you can:

Grow your potential : Be part of a forward-thinking business with internal opportunities and personalized learning paths available to help constantly develop your skills and abilities .

Shape the way you work : Work for a company which is highly committed to providing flexibility & balance to its employees, offering you a large range of benefits (hybrid working, competitive health benefits, among many others.).

Thrive within a diverse community : Play a role within a responsible company that actively recognizes and values individual differences in a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Move the world forward : Join a responsible employer that acts in favor of societal and environmental causes as an investor, insurer and company, notably through the AXA Heart in Action association. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, we will celebrate your arrival by planting a tree
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