Investment Operations Associate
Advantage Talent, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Why is the Investment Operations Associate position a Great Opportunity?
One of the oldest hedgefund managers in the world. 100 % healthcare, outstanding benefits. The Associate will work within the Investment Operations team within 's Finance Department with a primary focus on conducting investment operations-related responsibilities pertaining to trade execution and settlement and underlying hedge fund documentation reviews. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that the decisions of the appropriate governing bodies and committees are implemented appropriately.

Investment Operations Associate Job Description:
The role will be involved in the following critical activities: * Conduct day-to-day Investment Operations responsibilities for the funds, with a focus on the area of trade execution and settlement which includes ensuring that the decisions of 's Investment Committee and Operations Committee are implemented appropriately. * Coordinate the implementation of subscribing to, redeeming from and transferring interests among underlying hedge funds and implementing other investment-related decisions. * Aid in the drafting and negotiation of side letters with underlying portfolio fund managers. * Monitor and ensure compliance with internal trading policies and procedures. * Review and analyze governing documentation for underlying hedge fund investments in order to understand the terms and conditions of the fund investment in the areas of subscribing to the underlying fund, redeeming from the underlying fund and understanding and executing other investment-related decisions pertaining to the fund investments. * Abstract the key provisions of underlying hedge fund documentation into 's databases in order to aid in investment decision making. * Liaise with external hedge fund managers and administrators regarding investment decision making, including preparing required documentation and responding to inquiries from the external hedge fund managers and administrators. * Compile, draft and disseminate trade instructions for hedge fund investments, including subscription agreements, redemption notices, transfer agreements, letters of direction and share class elections. * Monitor and ensure proper data integrity and analysis of hedge fund liquidity. * Liaise with company departments, including Investments, Legal, Fund Finance and Client Services, to coordinate Investment Operations functions. * Create and update process tracking logs and systems as required. * Design and implement control techniques including liaison with systems staff to develop and implement automated solutions. * Participate in and take the lead on special and recurring projects and report results to management. * Attend meetings and participate on conference calls as required. * Routinely handle confidential information and apply strict confidentiality and sensitivity in the dissemination of this information.

Investment Operations Associate Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Accounting with strong academics
  • 3+ years accounting business experience in the financial industry
  • A prior focus in the asset management segment of the financial services industry is preferable, and particularly in the fund of funds sub-segment
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