Edmond de Rothschild is a conviction-driven investment house founded on the idea that wealth should be used to build the future.
Family-based, independent and specialized, the Group favors bold strategies and investments rooted in the real economy, combining long-term performance and impact.
In addition to servicing Private Banking clients, Edmond de Rothschild (Europe) acts as Depositary Bank for a wide range of UCIs across various client segments.
Edmond de Rothschild (Europe) acts as Depositary Bank for a wide range of UCIs across various client segments both within the field of traditional and alternative investment funds.
Our mission is to provide investor protection through the safekeeping of the Funds’ assets and segregation, overseeing the general administration of the Funds, and the monitoring of the cash accounts of the Funds.
Additionally, Depositary Bank Supervision ensures that all depositary oversight duties are performed in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations in line with industry best practice.
In this context, as part of its efforts to reinforce its supervisory activities relating to alternative investment funds, the Depositary is seeking an analyst to perform oversight duties with respect to private equity, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, debt funds, as well as other types of alternatives funds.
Given the complex nature of certain of our fund structures and the diversity of the asset classes in-scope, a proven experience of the AIFMD regime from a theoretical and practical perspective is a must.
This is a multifaceted position where collaboration, effective communication, and attention to details make the difference at the end of the day.
An interesting position in a striving, highly motivated, multicultural and fast paced working environment.
As a Confirmed Depositary Bank Supervision Analyst, your main responsibilities will be to :
Assume the responsibility for the effective performance of depositary bank oversight controls, ensure their efficiency and robustness at all times
Ensure that first line of defense controls relating to the funds are executed in a timely manner and in line with internal procedure, escalate any identified issue
Assess the complexity of Funds’ strategies and determine how to apply oversight processes in line with the nature, scale and complexity of each Fund
Maintain and enhance depositary procedures, contribute actively to the review of the control framework including checklists, and suggest improvements
Participate in the coordination of projects, requests for proposals, audits and holding confirmation campaigns, due diligences (e.
g. AIFM, ManCos, administrators) whether performed remotely or on-site
Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the operational output from third party service providers, and escalate any identified issue where appropriate
Work with internal & external parties to resolve queries, and provide departmental reporting to management
Represent the Depositary oversight function internally within the Group, and externally by attending commercial venues and seminars
Keep up-to-date with related business, technical and regulatory developments
PROFILE & COMPETENCES
As a candidate for the role, you offer :
Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, management, law, or any other relevant education, ideally supplemented with training in risk management or relating to the banking / fund industry overall
Professional experience consisting of minimum 3 years in audit, fund control or operations, client service management with focus on alternative funds’ activities and operations
Broad fund industry knowledge of the responsibilities of the Depositary under both UCITS and AIFMD. An understanding of complex Private Equity, Real Estate, and Hedge Funds’ strategies being a distinct advantage
Problem solving approach coupled with a can do attitude. An ability to connect different elements together, and manage various risks effectively
High and constant level of commitment, equally comfortable working independently or within a team. Ability to coordinate work across multiple disciplines, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks while meeting tight deadlines
Good communication skills i.e. able to articulate complex issues and deliver concise messages verbally and in writing in both English and French.
Working proficiency in French required since being the corporate language of the Bank
Computer literacy consisting of strong functional knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications, particularly in Excel, knowledge in VBA being an asset
The concept of value of diversity and inclusion at the Bank, as to promote a culture where anyone can realize its full potential, and bring its true, authentic self to work
The position is full time, reports to the Head of Depositary Bank Supervision, is based in Luxembourg but may involve traveling to other European countries, and is subject to a six months trial period.