Job role: This Investment20/20 programme offers a twelve-month placement within one of Investec Asset Management's London-based teams: Fund Operations, Client Operations, Compliance or Technical Marketing.
The programme is designed for graduates to gain a foundation knowledge in the Investment Management industry. This is non- rotational as Investec believe it will give you the opportunity to have a meaningful experience where you really get to know the team you are placed in, understand the role and responsibilities of your department in depth and ultimately develop a solid foundation on which to launch your career into the exciting world of Investment Management.
Technical Marketing: A truly global team ensuring all marketing is fair, clear and not misleading. By understanding the rules in each country, the team help Global Marketing produce high quality and compliant marketing material. The team review a wide variety of content which includes podcasts, video, website pages, brochures and presentations deemed to be promotional in their nature. By helping in this way, you will have great exposure to the rest of the business and access to materials which constantly add to your knowledge of the Asset Management industry.
The role involves dealing with diverse teams in an ever changing and divergent regulatory environment, where relationship management and problem solving skills are valued and continuously refined.
Client Operations: Client Operations is a global team based in London (8) and Cape Town (23). The role of this team is to service all Investec Asset Management institutional clients worldwide. These include pension funds, corporates, sovereign wealth funds and charities. A Client Operations Analyst’s core responsibility is the creation and distribution of client reporting which comprises of valuations, performance, commentary and regulatory requirements. The team is the day to day operational contact for clients, custodians, consultants and trustees. They answer queries, deal with issues and generate ad hoc reporting as and when required. The team facilitates the placing of client trades and the processing of client cash contributions and withdrawals. They liaise with client relationship teams, other operational and investments teams on a daily basis, in order to service our client’s services efficiently and effectively.
Fund Operations: Fund Operations is a global team of 28 based in Hong Kong, New York, Luxembourg, London and Cape Town. The team oversees the Transfer Agents appointed to all our mutual funds globally (excluding South Africa). The team comprises a reactive telephone team who support incoming calls from clients, intermediaries and custodians. They act as a single point for all related queries. The team monitors accuracy of implementation and processing of all fund fees and rebates. They also provide anti-money laundering oversight and controls for all funds and work closely with compliance on this.
Compliance: Compliance is a global team of 28 people based in London, Cape Town, Guernsey, Luxembourg, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. The compliance team is broadly split between those involved in advising the business and those involved in monitoring the business. The advisory team assesses the impacts of existing, changing and new regulations. This involves the rapid review of legislation and guidance from a variety of sources including national regulators and the European Commission. The team assess what changes, if any, may be needed to ensure the business remains in compliance and then works with the impacted business areas to assist in the design of new processes, procedures and controls. The team also assists with new fund launches, fund guideline queries and ongoing compliance training. The monitoring team engages in an ongoing programme of work to test that procedures are being followed and that controls remain fit for purpose. This is performed primarily through regular sample testing of controls and periodic full assessments of business areas. Recommendations for improvements are reported in order to enhance compliance and also increase business efficiency. Working in the Compliance team provides a highly varied workload and offers opportunities to interact with every part of the business including senior stakeholders.
Looking for: Graduates (students who will be graduating from University in Summer 2020)
How to apply: To apply, click here.
Close date: 31 December 2019
Start date: September 2020