Credit Suisse Fund Services (Luxembourg) S.A. (CSFSL) acts as pan-European hub including Switzerland and Ireland, with approx.
80 bn CHF AuA just in Luxembourg domiciled funds, with a large footprint in alternative and illiquid business. The entity has 130 employees and has a dedicated department for Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Administration.
The department consists of currently 16 people, administrating 14 bn CHF AuA including dedications. The head of PERE Fund Administration will be member of the Authorized Management of CSFSL and will report directly to the CEO of the entity.
First-Point-of-Contact for our Private Equity and Real Estate fund structure clients in all Fund Accounting matters
Responsible for proper maintenance of fund accounting books of client portfolio, including supervision of fund accounts
Opportunity to build cross-location structures in collaboration with our Irish and Swiss offices
Ensure NAV production / delivery, including bookkeeping of transactions (drawdown and distribution notices, invoices, );
valuation / review of investments (being the NAV received from the underlying funds or the fair value of the underlying companies as calculated by an independent evaluator -
cash flow method / multiples / comparables / ); reconciliation of cash and stock against the custodian’s bookings or underlying administrators' reports;
review and understanding of contracts and agreements related to the PERE transactions; year end closing balance process;
liaising with auditors for the review of the annual or semi-annual (if required) report; production / review of consolidated financial statement under different GAAPs.
Liaise with internal departments and clients, including first point of contact for client in relation to all issues linked to operations (operations service delivery);
understand client business, service needs and validate client requirements; build and maintain meaningful working relationships with internal and external partners;
with dedication identify and handle service issues and ensure timely communication to the client; identify and work towards opportunities to improve effectiveness and efficiency of operational processes;
represent operations processes internally and externally during client visits for operational service review; provide detailed SME knowledge to the client.
Support Sales Channel / Fund Structuring and assist on-boarding team, including review of drafts of funds' issuing documents;
meetings / calls with client / lawyer / advisors for structure review; draft of the first operating memorandum (follow up by on-
boarding manager / CAM); operational meeting with clients and other partners in order to ensure the proper workflow.
Participate in (IT) projects for this area.
Coach, train and develop (new) team members.
Do you have several years of successful leadership experience in the asset servicing industry and deep knowledge of the whole range of business processes?
Are you familiar with regulatory framework and the ability to implement the required changes into the operations processes?
Do you have a deep understanding of the fund accounting processes, i.e. in the area of private equity and real estate, combined with expertise in the related IT applications (e.g. Investran)
Do you love being a leader, motivator and coach for his / her staff and team leads?
Can you track record in project management with focus on implementation?
A university degree in business administration or relevant diploma (e.g. ACCA, CFA) is a plus
Very good capacity of conceptual, analytical and strategic thinking would be much appreciated
A versatile, solution-oriented mind with excellent interpersonal / communication skills
Excellent English, German and French a strong plus