Our client is a boutique investment management firm based in Cape Town – they are now looking to employ a skilled Operations Manager. The role holds the responsibility of overseeing the operations function with a keen problem-solving ability, a proactive approach to task completion, and a good understanding of investment operations. This role offers a unique opportunity for exposure to various parts of the business, emphasising collaboration across all functions rather than operating within a silo. It presents an excellent platform for personal and professional career development by virtue of the broad exposure to the diverse elements of running an Asset Management business – your next job could be the Chief Operations Officer, this role will provide the building block to this career development path.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Streamlining and optimising operational processes and procedures to enhance productivity
  • Ensuring daily NAV’s of funds are correct, including reconciliation of positions/ cash
  • Cash management
  • Overseeing trade and settlement activities
  • Maintaining internal portfolio management system (FPM)
  • Overseeing monthly MDD and other monthly/ quarterly reporting
  • Ensuring accurate fund returns are captured in performance charts and sheets, being able to conduct performance checks with various resources (Bloomberg, Moneymate)
  • Assisting business development and portfolio managers with performance slides and attribution charts
  • Providing strategic input into operational processes and procedures
  • Being the main point of contact at the organisation and thus will involve dealing with client requests (institutional, retail, multi-managers, pension fund clients). Directing clients to the correct team internally or externally(BCI client services)
  • Assist in monitoring effective compliance and risk management framework for investment operations as well as dealing with external compliance company to keep company compliant in terms of regulators (FSCA)
  • Oversee the management of client service contracts and agreements, ensuring compliance and timely renewals (KYC/ DDQ’s)
  • Manage fee calculations and fee invoicing process
  • Stay up to date with technological advancements to improve processes


Qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant financial / investment qualification (Financial tertiary qualification with honours level is recommended)
  • +3 years’ experience in an Asset Management company in operations
  • Working knowledge of the investment management environment, role players, manco’s, custodians etc
  • Experience in a similar boutique investment manager role would be highly advantageous including working with Maitland/ Apex systems (NXM, Spectra)


Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organised
  • Team player
  • Problem solver
  • Proactive
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

To apply for this role please email your CV, ID document and supporting documentation to operations@asearch.co.za 

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