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Senior Associates & Associates

Asset Management Department, Supervision Division

Location: London or Edinburgh

Programme: Supported hire into permanent flexible roles

Application deadline: Apply by 22 April 2018

Are you looking for intellectually challenging, meaningful work with the possibility to work flexibly?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) welcomes candidates who have taken an extended career break to apply for permanent roles in its Asset Management Department. Successful hires who have taken a career break of 2+ years will receive coaching support through the transition period from Women Returners.

About the Roles

This is an exciting opportunity for talented individuals with experience in asset management, fund management, custody banks or alternative investment fund management. These roles will involve analysing and mitigating risks and building and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to support the delivery of effective supervision and better outcomes for consumers. You will need to have excellent communication skills paired with the credibility, capability, and collaborative approach to influence a wide range industry professionals. Joining the Asset Management Department offers a key insight into a dynamic and critically important sector, at a time of rapid and fundamental change.

What do the Roles Involve?

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

About the FCA

The FCA is the conduct regulator for 56,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. The Asset Management Department (formerly Investment Management Department) is responsible for the supervision of Asset Management firms, ranging from small, independent investment managers up to sophisticated financial services groups with a large impact on the retail market. Firms in their remit include the full range of fund managers, alternative investment fund managers including hedge funds and private equity firms, operators of collective investment schemes (funds), administrators and large custody banks, as well as firms providing contracts for difference platforms (CFDs). The department also authorises and supervises funds.

The work is intellectually stimulating and rewarding, offering the opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals and the UK economy. You will be part of a thriving professional community and will enjoy a challenging and diverse environment with a range of opportunities for personal and professional development. You will also be supported to develop your career through relevant internal and external learning and training.

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Other Information

Salary will depend on experience. For Associate roles the range is approximately £30,000 to £46,000 and Senior Associate roles the range is approximately £46,000 to £65,000.

These roles can be based in either the FCA’s Edinburgh office or London, Canary Wharf, with a planned move in 2018 to a new site in The International Quarter, Stratford.

Selection process

Stage 1: For more information and to apply, follow these links:

Senior Associate


Stage 2: Screening – your application will then be forwarded to the recruiting managers.

Stage 3: Technical case study and competency based interview.

Stage 4: Final interview as required

Closing date: Applications for this role close at midnight on Sunday 22nd April 2018.

If you have queries about the application process please contact Shazna Chowdhury  on shazna.chowdhury@resourcesolutions.com

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