Senior Consultant, Alternative Investments - London
Requisition Number: 049885 Job Description: Securities Operations has an immediate need for a Senior Consultant in the Alternative Asset Services Department (AAS). Primary responsibilities will entail client facing and business expansion opportunities, including participation in new business presentations, providing in-depth consulting on the Alternative Asset functions and execution of strategic business activities for the department. In this role, candidates will be expected to have in-depth knowledge of the different Alternative Asset operations and how they fit within the context of Northern Trust business. This role will carry out activities that are large in scope, cross-functional and technically difficult. Other duties may include working on specific regulatory requirements facing the department, new Product initiatives, and assisting with the design, review and implementation of corporate initiatives impacting the processing of Alternative Assets around the globe. Will be responsible for direct interaction or participation with different committees and/or management. Occasional travel will be required to meet at offsite locations or other AAS office locations worldwide. Knowledge/Skills:
- - In-depth k nowledge of financial industry operations, usually acquired through experience in related areas, is required to successfully represent the department. - Background in accounting and reporting, coupled with strong a nalytical and problem solving skills, is necessary to manage client inquiries and expectations. - Excellent oral/written communication skills are required to effectively interact with clients and partners. - Must have the ability to work inclusively in a team environment as well as an individual contributor, exhibiting initiative and flexibility to meet client expectations.
- - Independently work with Product, Sales and other partners to continue the development of the Alternative Asset custody product offering. - Represent the department when meeting with new clients and prospects. - Lead in-depth functional discussions to articulate the process. - Support activities and responsibilities that are large in scope, cross-functional and technically difficult. - Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and administering programs that support the strategic goals of the AAS department. - As subject area expert, work closely with new business opportunities. - Provide consultative oversight and expert advice to new clients on operational capabilities. - Provide thought leadership on difficult requests and closely manage client expectations to ensure service levels are attainable. - Create presentation material and other documents to share with clients, prospects and partners.
- - Strong communication skills required, both verbal and written, to participate and /or lead business presentations, with a penchant for creative thinking and the ability to adapt to stressful situations. - Cultivate and maintain working relationships with client servicing, product, and various operations areas to meet and exceed client expectations. - Assist client, partners, and staff with complex problem resolution. - Consult on effective ways to meet client needs or appropriate method to be used for resolution of an error. - Possess and display the ability to adapt to an ever-changing and fast paced environment. - Develop periodic goals, set short-term priorities, monitor all activities, and ensure timely and accurate completion of the work. - Both domestic and international travel will be required.