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  1. Cardiff
  2. Full-time
  3. Back Office Ops

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Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients’ complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We’re focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.


Job Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate to join a top Asset Manager in the Counterparty Onboarding Team, you will have exposure to the day-to-day running’s of an investment company within the operations team.  

The team supports LGIM’s trading and investment activities onboarding brokers across asset classes and markets, as well as client and product teams through the onboarding of new funds in advance of fund launch. We are looking for a candidate who is keen to make the most of the variety this role offers in supporting several different facets of onboarding.

Responsibilities:

  • The primary function of this role is to support LGIM’s trading & investment activities by ensuring all required brokers and funds, across all relevant instruments and markets, are set-up ready to support the trading and investment activity.
  • Working & maintaining relevant documentation with Custodians to open custody accounts in emerging & frontier markets.
  • Working to strict deadlines to support the teams fund launches.
  • Providing effective support to all key stakeholders and ensuring they are informed of the status of the set-up
  • Participate in other aspects of the OTC/broker operational onboarding process as required.
  • Maintain good relationships with the internal legal team & external counterparties; regularly review outstanding issues to ensure a high level of service is provided.
  • Adhere to current procedures, controls and checklists
  • Contribute to projects alongside BAU to achieve team or broader organisation targets.

Qualifications

First and foremost, we are looking for people with an inquisitive mind and a desire to learn. We’re not expecting prior industry experience, but we’ll want to see that you have the tools to develop quickly. These include:

  • 2.1 Degree in any subject. - we are open to all subject backgrounds
  • An analytical and numeracy mindset.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Flexibility and teamwork.
  • High energy, dynamism, and commitment.
  • Proficiency in IT (Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Organised with effective prioritisation.

If you have any of the following, please tell us:

  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Data-related knowledge (e.g., Python).
  • Understanding of investment markets.

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave. 

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

Legal & General is a leading financial services organisation, named Britain’s Most Admired Company in 2023, for the second year running. Rated top in our sector and top for inspirational leadership, we have a strong heritage and an exciting future.  

We’re one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurers. Connecting to form a unique business model which drives value for our customers and society. And enabling our people to create impact through work that is meaningful and valued.  

If you join us, you’ll be part of a welcoming, inclusive culture, with opportunities to collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Guided by leaders with integrity who care about your future and wellbeing. Empowered through initiatives which support people to develop their careers and excel.  

We strive to be open, mindful, and inclusive, so are always willing to discussing flexible working arrangements and reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs. It doesn’t matter if you don’t meet every single criterion in this advert. Instead, think about what you excel at and what else you can bring in terms of strengths, potential and connection to our purpose. 

If you’re open to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

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