Senior Fund Administrator

Kleinwort Hambros
 Jersey, Channel Islands       Permanent contract        Other job functions


Description of the Business Line or Department

The Lyxor Funds administration team operates within the “Structured Investor Solutions & Lyxor” (SISL) team of Kleinwort Hambros which administers such structures as private equity funds, open ended funds, hedge funds, fund of funds and securitisation products.

Summary of the key purposes of the role

The successful candidate will have a senior role in the Lyxor Fund administration team whilst also being involved with the administration of other funds of the SISL team.

The Lyxor team are predominantly responsible for a group of Jersey regulated hedge funds. Their principal role is the oversight of functions outsourced to Paris and Luxembourg, as well as the Corporate Governance, Company-Secretarial, regulatory and compliance activities required in the administration of Jersey funds.  NAV calculations, investor take-on/ dealing and financial accounts preparation are outsourced for these funds but subject to local oversight.

Summary of responsibilities 

·         SUPERVISION:

-          To prepare for and lead the committees of oversight covering Fund performance, operational and compliance matters. Critically evaluate information received. Review or draft minutes of meetings.

-           To follow up on operational, compliance or other matters arising, liaising with the various teams locally or abroad as well as lawyers, auditors etc.

-          Attend oversight meetings of service providers

-           Manage the receipt of and review reporting receivable


-          To prepare for and attend Fund Board meetings including board pack preparation and drafting/reviewing minutes.

-          To manage the relationship with auditors and fund accountants, review accounts for filing.


-          To monitor compliance with Jersey law and regulations including CIF regulations and outsourcing rules.

-          Ensure compliance of the funds with Kleinwort Hambros Risk and Compliance procedures, and other operational procedures.

-          Prepare regulatory reporting and notifications.

-          Involved with Compliance projects as they arise

·         OTHER

-          Manage the relationship with the client, meet client expectations and formulate solutions to client issues.

-          Coaching, supervision and mentoring of more junior members of the team and conduct reviews of work.

-          Cash management, fees, debtor control, invoices and payments.

-          Prepare management information

-          Any other Fund Administration activities as required.

Profile Required


·         Professional Qualification i.e. ICSA, STEP, ACCA or ACA

·         6 years working experience within the wider Finance industry

·         Minimum of 4 years working experience within the Financial Services industry, specialising in Funds

·         Experience in Funds and Company Administration, preferably of Jersey regulated Funds. Some Hedge Fund experience is desirable but not essential.

·         Good understanding of the relevant laws and regulations of the Jersey Jurisdiction; including Collective Investment Funds, Anti-Money laundering and Outsourcing rules.

·         Thorough understanding of the features of the different types of Fund structures

·         Effective communication skills (oral and written); ability to grasp complex matters and document them effectively.

·         Effective interpersonal skills

·         Good numeracy skills.

·         Ability to understand routine and bespoke documents, and critically evaluate financial statements

·         Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Excel, Outlook, and Word

·         Ability to deal with conflicting demands under pressure

·         Problem solving

·         Accuracy and attention to detail

Why Join Us

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Business Insight

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Société Générale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Job code: 20000LKB
Business unit: Kleinwort Hambros
Starting date: 28/12/2020
Date of publication: 17/10/2020
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Senior Fund Administrator

Permanent contract   |   Jersey   |   Other job functions