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Head of Front Office Support (Technology)
£100000 - £120000 per annum
Buy Side
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0207 280 9906
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Head of Front Office Support (Technology) – Fund Management;  Application Support,  Production Support

We are seeking a “hands-on” head of front office technology support (permanent) to be based in London / City. This will be across “user facing” application support, and technical operations / production support (of overnight / batch processes).

Our client is a major global investment manager with a fast growing European operation based out of London.

In addition to application support and production support / tech ops experience, the successful hire will have good experience of building, structuring and managing teams, and of man management generally.

As the role is front office focussed, experience in and knowledge of front office trading and portfolio management / analytics processes is of paramount importance. This should be across a range of asset classes, with Fixed Income having the highest priority, also extending to Equities and preferably to Derivatives. You will be engaging with front office stakeholders at senior level and although this is not a business analysis role you will understand fixed income analysis processes, and e.g. convexity and duration, at least at a high level.

The front office technology extends across major in-house developed bespoke applications, and vendor platforms in both installed and hosted implementations – so experience of support across vendor installed, hosted, and bespoke platforms is desirable.

Interpersonal skills, credibility, and stakeholder engagement capability are all very important in this level of role.

As a “buy-side” asset management role, experience of fund management if highly desirable (including hedge funds or the more complex wealth managers). The client is also open to exceptional “sell-side” candidates from capital markets / investment banking who have good understanding of Fixed Income investment process.

Summary of requirements:
  • Application Support (user facing)
  • Production Support / Tech Ops
  • Front Office Portfolio Management &/or Trading investment processes,
    also middle-office / end-to-end trade flow
  • Fixed Income, Equities, and ideally OTC Derivatives / breadth of asset class experience
  • Man management: structuring / building / developing teams
  • In-house developed applications, installed vendor applications, hosted vendor applications (preferably)
  • Interpersonal skills, stakeholder engagement, credibility
  • Investment Management / Fund Management;
    or Capital Markets / Investment Banking with good Fixed Income investment process knowledge

The role represents real opportunity for personal growth, in a firm that is expanding and developing fast in Europe – the client will also pay very attractive (permanent) compensation to secure and retain the best candidate.

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