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Senior Mandate Monitoring Analyst

Date: 24-Nov-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Senior Mandate Monitoring Analyst

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 10th December 2021

Location: London


Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


Our culture is welcoming, friendly, flexible and we aim to make you always feel included. We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.


To support this we are always open to discussing flexible working arrangements and as we transition to hybrid working we will discuss working patterns or locations that ensure you have the freedom to be your best. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.


We believe that being together some of the time will help our colleagues to feel truly connected to our Spirit of Royal London culture. Many of us value the passing conversations, social interactions and building relationships that comes from being together in the office.


Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) was established in 1988 and is a wholly owned and central part of the Royal London Group. Since our inception we have built a reputation as an innovative, high performing fund manager. Our track record and exceptional client service have been recognised with a number of awards. We are proud of the people we employ, the performance we have delivered and the wide-ranging group of clients we manage. 


Role purpose

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Mandate Monitoring Analyst to join our team on a permanent basis in London. The main purpose of the role is to interpret, input and monitor rules and guidelines for investment mandates and will act as a subject matter expert to the key business stakeholders surrounding Investment Restrictions, Regulations and Guidelines for IMA’s and fund documentation.


Key responsibilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert to the key business stakeholders surrounding Investment Restrictions, Regulations and Guidelines for IMA’s and fund documentation.
  • Interpretation of new and/or amendments to client mandates or portfolio prospectuses to enable full and accurate pre and post trade mandate monitoring.
  • Ensure investment restrictions, regulations and guidelines are accurately implemented into the monitoring systems (thinkFolio and Murex) in a timely manner.
  • Daily Pre and Post Trade Investment monitoring, investigation, resolution, escalation and reporting.  
  • Review existing investment mandate rules and guidelines
  • Manage key business relationships with internal and external functions
  • Engage in client on-boarding activity including
  • Ensure required regulatory reporting is completed accurately and in a timely manner.


Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the regulatory framework across multiple jurisdictions
  • A high level of proficiency in the use of guideline monitoring tools such as thinkFolio or similar
  • Post Trade analysis of active and passive breaches, including holding Fund Managers to account for trading action taken
  • Experience of engaging with custodians, trustees and other 3rd parties to explain complex processes, procedures and products (e.g. Derivatives)  
  • Experience of working on large scale rectification projects with hard timelines for delivery.


Desirable Criteria

  • Investment Management Certificate (IMC) qualified or CFA Level 1 and above.
  • The ability to work automatously ‘including the ability to manage and independently access and prioritise your own work.
  • The ability to find solutions under real-time pressure and vocally present to stakeholders
  • VBA, SQL or other similar programming skills


What we offer

  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have again ranked as among the best places to work in the UK.


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.



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