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?
- Exploring, analysing and mitigating risks that could cause harm to the customers of firms in the sectors or to market integrity, through firm specific and cross firm work.
- Building and maintaining positive working relationships with firms’ senior management and driving forward proactive engagement that delivers the supervisory strategy.
- Influencing, persuading and where appropriate, using formal powers in order to change firms’ conduct behaviour to deliver better outcomes for their customers.
- Collaborating and building strong working relationships with internal stakeholders who can support the delivery of effective supervision.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
- Experience of one of the following sectors: asset management, funds management, custody banks, alternative investment fund managers.
- Financial services regulatory experience gained either at a regulator, consultancy, government body, compliance, professional services firms or financial services organisation.
- Ability to analyse complex information, reaching robust well-informed judgements and identifying and presenting relevant issues in a timely and professional manner.
- Possess excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills.
- Demonstrate credibility and the capability to influence management in the FCA and in firms.
- An analytical mind-set and a risk-based approach to decision making.
- Strong communication skills – both orally and in writing.
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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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.
Stage 1: For more information and to apply, follow these links:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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