DPF Assistant Manager – Investments - Middle Office Jobs in Uganda

DPF Assistant Manager – Investments - Middle Office Jobs in Uganda

Job Purpose

  • To directly support the front office and the Head Investments in risk management, research and compliance matters including collecting and analyzing financial information to build financial models.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct due diligence and research on investments and diversification to reduce risk.

  • Research and determine the best investments or securities to fit the strategy of the Fund.

  • Verify regulatory compliance of transactions and reporting.

  • Management of fees and execution of trading orders.

  • Develop professionally written policy and procedure proposals that clearly articulate the Fund’s value proposition.


  • Maintains constant coverage of industry-related news, trends, and developments and disseminate insight when appropriate.

  • Ensures the Fund doesn’t breach regulations and put its financial position and reputation at stake.

  • Supports the Investments team in producing research including keeping abreast of trends and sentiment in the market.

  • Interprets research into implementation ideas for front office.

  • Supports periodic management reporting including fund board reporting (as required) and monthly attestation/statistical reporting for pending risk items such as fails, trade errors and aged breaks.

  • Runs daily risk checks and accordingly generate risk reports.

  • Provides analytical content and advisory from varying sources of data/information for front office.

  • Assists with the management of relationships and the performance reviews of service providers including fund administrators, transfer agents, and custodians.

  • Assists with the review and updating of service level agreements and/or fund operational procedures with service providers.

  • Implements the portfolio managers’ investment decision and transmission of trading orders to the custodians.

  • Monitors custodian bank fee schedules and periodic fee analysis.

  • Managements fee invoicing and payments monitoring.

  • Reconciles and validate trade capture and day trading activity in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Coordinates with the front office to address trade-related inquiries and issues.

  • Assists in booking new trades from term sheets obtained from Front Office.

  • Prepares and deliver end-of-day pricing statements to the Head Investments.

  • Monitors compliance with the established portfolio and risk management policies including regular reports monitoring market and credit risk.

  • Performances assessment if there is active trading vis-à-vis the strategic targets.

  • Communicates financial and economic analysis and insight to front office staff.

  • Constructs and maintains databases of financial, economic and market data.

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned, within your scope of practice.

    Expected Outputs

  • Assessment of market risk.

  • Periodic investment performance reports.

  • Periodic portfolio valuation reports.

  • Stress test reports and sensitivity analyses.

  • Presentations to the Executive Management and/or the Board of Directors.

  • Reports on industry-related news, trends, and developments.


    Technical Competencies

  • Financial reporting and analysis.

  • Working with
    financial markets and instruments.

  • Risk management.

  • Numerate, analytical and methodical.

  • Capable of evaluating complex financial information.

    Behavioral Competencies

  • Accountability and Dependability Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results with little oversight.

  • Transparency and Integrity Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.

  • Team Spirit and Collaboration Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve the Fund’s organizational goals and deliverables. Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect

  • Adaptability and Flexibility Adapts to changing needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

  • Self-Management and Thoroughness effectively manage own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals. Ensures that work is complete and accurate and independently follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
    Communication: Shares and receives information using clear oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Stress Tolerance and Tact Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations, diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.

  • Employee Engagement and Enthusiasm Demonstrates commitment to the job, colleagues, the Fund and its mission by acting in ways that further the accomplishment of its goals.

  • People Management Leads and engages people to maximize organizational and individual performance through alignment with the Fund’s mission and attainment of strategic and operational goals.

  • Coaching and Mentoring Enables co-workers to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement. Influences others to be excited and committed to furthering the Fund’s objectives. ability to gain other’s support for ideas, proposals, and solutions.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • A first-class or upper second-class bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, banking, economics, statistics, mathematics or related area, from an accredited institution, is essential.

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in the area of investments is essential.

  • A Master’s degree in business administration, finance, banking or related field is desirable.

  • Passed and completed Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 Exam is desirable.

  • Demonstrated proficiency of MS office packages is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DPF Assistant Manager – Investments - Middle Office Jobs in Uganda

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