Depositary Consultant Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust (NT) is one of the world’s leading financial institutions.
We specialise in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to both institutional and personal clients.
The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe.
Role : As Depositary Alternatives Officer you will be a key member of the Luxembourg Depositary Alternatives Team providing technical, monitoring and operational support and day-to-day contacts at clients.
With on-going daily responsibility for Real Estate / Private Equity Depositary Operational requirements, the provision of operational advice on all Luxembourg funds technical matters and running appropriate operational monitoring programmes, the job holder will make a major contribution to the key infrastructure enabling Depositary Services to be provided effectively to Real Estate and Private Equity clients.
Periodic involvement with other jurisdictional work is also possible at an Operations and SME level.
The job holder will have an agreed responsibility for the seamless delivery of Operational Support of Depositary Services for NT Alternative clients.
Principal Responsibilities :
Ensure all Fiduciary and Depositary requirements are met and escalate any issues where appropriate to management
Work with the Depositary Managers and EMEA Product Development to ensure that all client technical advisory requirements are anticipated, responded to and validated
Ensure that any information relating to the client is disseminated with clarity and efficiency
Identify and act upon and opportunities to improve operating processes
Assist with the implementation of Depositary new business and client change
Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the operational output from delegates and / or third party service providers
Provide management information and risk reporting specific to Depositary Real Estate and Private Equity clients
Support in relevant Depositary governance forums
Build relationships with clients, identifying opportunities to enhance service, delivering on Depositary duties
Keep up to date with internal and external market developments in the Regulatory field, specifically for Real Estate and Private Equity sector
Ensure that all SLD requirements are monitored and met
Supervise daily, weekly and monthly checks of the depositary function for alternative investment funds
Liaise with and assist on operational and technical queries internal and external parties relating to Depositary services for alternative investment fund business
Maintain and update operational procedures in line with expected risk requirements
Provide local support for all on-boarding initiatives
Be a team player and strong leadership skills, able to multi-task and work with due skill and attention to accuracy Knowledge / Skills :
solid understanding of the Depositary processes in relation to the alternative funds business
sound understanding of change and the ability to transition and on-board client relationships
Proven knowledge of financial services regulations specifically in Luxembourg, EU and the US
effective verbal, presentation and written communications skills;
the ability to adapt to and fit in with the Northern Trust culture;
a can do’ attitude including a willingness to tackle a broad range of work and to work enthusiastically within a team
the ability to work under pressure and to represent Northern Trust professionally and positively, both internally and externally
personal confidence and flexibility to work in a start up business unit and the flexibility to undertake the variety of tasks required to build out the proposition and win and support client mandates
good training skills and the ability to mentor and educate new members of the team
strong Microsoft Office capabilities
Fluent in English language, other EU languages would be an advantage Experience :
Proven experience as an alternative asset manager or with a service provider of alternative investment funds (Real Estate / Private Equity / Loans)
Proven experience of alternative investment funds
Proven client service experience
Proven team leadership or team player Qualifications :
University degree or equivalent in accounting, economics or finance
Strong understanding of Alternative Investment Funds, specifically those investing in Real Estate, Private Equity or Loans Core Competencies :
Client Focussed - Excellence in Execution - Effective Communication Personal Courage NT Savvy Innovative - Diversity, Inclusion & Respect About Northern Trust For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity.
From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally.
We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-
successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology.
And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
As of December 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had : $10.1 trillion in assets under custody / administration $7.6 trillion in assets under custody $1.
1 trillion in assets under management $132 billion in banking assets As Northern Trust is a financial organisation; all new employees will be required to undergo a criminal record check.