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Operations Manager

Job Title: Operations Manager
Contract Type: permanent / project-based
Location: Central
Salary: competitive
Start Date: immediate
Duration: project / permanent
REF: #A635
Contact Name: Marie
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Job Description

About the company

A small but growing pan-Asia focused, fundamental research driven investment firm focused on equity long and short opportunities is looking for an entrepreneurial and self-motivated operations manager who is interested in growing their areas of responsibilities, career, and compensation.

About the opportunity

Your primary responsibility is for Fund Accounting Oversight / Fund Operations.

You must also be excited about working in a small and tight knit team where you will make an impact by contributing to ad hoc projects and undertaking other areas of responsibilities listed under ‘Additional’ below.


Fund Accounting Oversight

-      Review and confirm monthly NAV as prepared by fund administrator

-      Other fund accounting work including but not limited to payment instructions processing, expense calculations, etc.

-      Preparation of year-end financial statements in line with IFRS standard, and coordinate annual audit with auditor

Fund Operations

-      Cash and position reconciliation, and resolution of discrepancies if any

-      Corporate action processing

-      Trade matching after markets close

-      Monitoring trade settlements, including resolution of problems if any

-      Ensure trade instructions in place for fund administrator and prime brokers

Reporting – examples:

-      For CIO – PnL analytics, risk reports

-      For COO – soft dollar and commissions reports, analysis of financing costs

-      For investors – monthly newsletters, bespoke performance reports

-      For regulators – short position reporting

ADDITIONAL – the ideal candidate will be expected to be ambitious to grow by making significant contributions in one or more of these areas:

Treasury Function

-      Assisting the COO to manage cash and positions balances between prime brokers and ISDA counterparties to optimise financing costs

Research Assistant

-      Assisting the investment team in updating financial models, managing performance and other databases, creating monitoring reports

Office Management

-      Assisting the COO to manage firm-related functions, such as HR, management accounts, expenses management, etc.


-      Assisting the COO to ensure the firm’s adherence to compliance obligations, including documentation to track compliance

Trading Assistant

-      Assisting the CIO / Senior Trader in securities trading

-      Monitor trades, locate and negotiate borrow for short sale positions, prepare daily trade blotter and other trade and market reports

Vendor Management

-      Assisting the COO to conduct and document ongoing vendor due diligence



BS/BA university degree.  CPA or equivalent, or work towards such, is a plus.

3+ years of relevant fund accounting or public accounting (audit) work experience, preferably supporting hedge funds.

Must be a team player.

Sound analytical and problem solving skills.

Highly organized, pro-active, and detail-oriented.

Ability to manage projects, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.

Fluent in Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.

Ideally will have experience with OMS/PMS systems, and Bloomberg.