Fund Manager Assistant

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Investment Management
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Company Overview

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £418.2 billion (€476.3 billion/$543.3 billion)* of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests. Explore our interactive timeline to see how we’ve been shaping financial futures since our very beginnings.


Overview of role

A Junior Fund Manager’s Assistant is required to join the Equity Team working within a team of  12 FMA’s.  This role is to work across desks providing support to the Equity Investment Teams.  The purpose of this role is to provide operational and administrative assistance to the Fund Managers (FM’s).

The successful applicant will:

Work closely with the Team Leader FMA’s helping them to calculate and implement trades sizes across the desk Portfolios.
Be responsible for restriction monitoring ensuring all trades conform with client mandates and in-house rules. 
Assist in the monitoring and execution of trades monitoring settlement of trades, providing updates to the FM’s on execution. 
Ensure trades are correctly reported in our Accounting and Analytic Systems.
Monitor the impact of, and manage, cashflows, asset allocations and fund transitions.
Maintain trade records and back up documentation.
Assist in the management and update of Portfolio models.
Provide daily reporting sheets on performance, cash balances and positions for all funds for internal review by FMs highlighting potential accounting issues. 
Maintain and monitor daily cash balances and margin movements. 
Resolve pricing and accounting issues.
Monitor portfolios for corporate actions, fund distributions and asset expiry. 
Produce information for regular and ad-hoc reports. 
Liaise with a number of in-house departments and third parties with respect to monitoring trades and general maintenance of client portfolios.  Responsibilities will include liaising internally with Investment Managers, Portfolio Accounting, Trade Operations, Legal and Corporate Action teams. Externally with Custodians, Transfer Agents, Fund Houses and Consultants.

Essential Skills
The successful applicant will require good technical and mathematical skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong Excel skills are required.  
Knowledge of Factset and Bloomberg are required. 
Prior experience of Aladdin preferred
The ability to work in a fast paced environment and have good judgement skills. 
A good team player.    
The candidate will need to be educated to degree level or equivalent
First class communications skills and a methodical approach is essential. 
The applicant must possess good interpersonal and written skills and have the ability to explain relatively involved concepts in a clear and concise manner.
Previous experience in a similar environment is essential 

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

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