With a view to developing its business, the Pictet Group is seeking to recruit a Head of Depositary Oversight. In this position, you will lead the team responsible for the administrative handling of private equity / debt and real estate investments made by alternative investment funds, with the aim of ensuring that all depositary safekeeping, settlement and banking duties are carried out and complied with.
You will be the contact person for clients (either AIFMs or their delegated investment managers) for operational depositary matters. Your role
On-boarding and client service :
Contributing to organising and coordinating the depositary aspects of onboarding new AIFs.
Taking part in depositary feasibility / compliance assessments of new projects as an expert in the private equity / debt and real estate asset classes.
Liaising with clients for all operational matters relating to their investments, escalating unsolved issues internally to the Depositary Supervision team.
Working effectively with fund administrations.
Investment supervision :
Processing transactions based on accurate and complete documentation.
Collecting, following up on and understanding the investment / divestment documentation, as well as establishing a fundamental understanding of the investment structure and especially the transfer of ownership.
Performing and documenting the look through analysis for direct investments characterised by a chain of ownership via intermediary structures up to the underlying assets.
Issuing record-keeping / payment instructions to the dedicated teams and undertaking the usual prior banking checks.
Performing formal oversight of transaction bookings.
Supervising investments during their life cycle and ensuring the proper processing of the economic benefits of transactions flowing back to funds.
Control framework :
Helping to establish safekeeping procedures to be put in place with AIFMs (as prescribed by depositary regulations).
Contributing to maintaining a sound / effective control framework for fund transactions.
Defining processes and procedures; analysing and implementing operational improvements; working on ISAE discussions.
Facilitating communication between various PE and RE teams.
Taking part in performing due diligence on third parties involved in the safekeeping of assets (mainly AIFMs) along with the Depositary Supervision team.Your profile
University degree in Finance, Economics, Law or Management.
Four to six years’ experience in a similar position or in depositary operations.
Strong understanding of Luxembourg depositary / fund regulations and best practices.
In-depth knowledge of alternative products / strategies, in particular private equity / debt and real estate investments.
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with both peers and external stakeholders, including clients and regulators.
Organised and precise in all aspects of your work.
Flexibility, together with the capacity to adapt to and manage the unexpected.
Ability to work both in a team and autonomously.
Excellent organisational skills.
Fluent in English and French; working knowledge of another EU language would be an asset.
Proficient user of the MS Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
eFront / Avaloq experience would be an asset.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of the private equity industry, while benefiting from working with a dynamic team.Note
We will not accept any CVs via agencies.
In accordance with the provisions of the Luxembourg law of 23 July 2016 amending the law of 29 March 2013, candidates may be required to provide an extract from their criminal record.
This document, issued by the authorities, must not be older than three months. Such a document will be requested with the aim of carrying out a character check on candidates, bearing in mind the area of activity of our establishment and, more particularly, the tasks described in the job description.Diversity & Inclusion
Pictet is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. We respect all individuals and seek their inclusion in the workplace.