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Vice President, Investment Operations (Lead)

Mumbai, India | Ares Manangement

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
Job Description:
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SUMMARY


Vice President of Investment Operations is responsible leading the team that provides cross functional operational support to Ares teams located in Los Angeles, New York, and London. These functions primarily include:Data Integrity, Agency, Trade Ops/Settlements, Middle Office, Asset Servicing and Reconciliations, Treasury, Cash Management, Investment Accounting, Product Control, as well as leading projects and enhancements to processes and systems. 


PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AND ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Oversee the daily operations of the various functional teams to ensure all deliverables are accurate and timely

• Liaise between administrators, agent banks, counterparties, custodians, and internal colleagues to manager workflow, deliverables, and resolution management

• Interact with portfolio managers, analysts, traders, accounting, compliance, investor relations for all portfolio-specific activity and issues, ensuring cross-communication of critical information between all parties

• Implement and monitor internal controls and enforce the policies and procedures ensuring that all activities performed by staff are appropriate and conform to firm guidelines and accounting policies

• Drive process improvement and collaboration across departments and offices, along with keeping the various functional managers abreast of issues as they arise

• Standardize and streamline workflow processes to increase efficiencies and manage/coordinate projects and technology enhancements

• Create, manage and review stats on a regular basis as needed by upper management

• Communicate clearly, concisely, and regularly with US & EUR managers and maintain relationships at senior level and handle escalated requests

• Lead the hiring of new staff, manage resource utilization, conduct annual reviews, cross train resources to mitigate key man risk, and promote the Ares culture within the team

• Coordinate and assist with overseeing outsource providers across all relevant functions


REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS


Position Reports To:

Head of Investment Operations, located in Los Angeles


Functional team(s) Supervised:

• Asset Servicing

• Treasury & Data

• Middle Office

• Investment Accounting 


QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Certification:

 • Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited University in Finance/Accounting or related discipline, MBA or CPA preferred

Required Knowledge: • Strong knowledge of credit agreements, bank loans, and private debt originations

• Knowledge of Geneva accounting system, Wall Street Office (WSO), & ClearPar

• Strong written and verbal communications skills

• Knowledge of complex fund structures


Experience Required: • Manage a cross-functional team supporting multiple business owners in various time zones

• Experience with structured products including ABS, CMBS, and CLO Equity

• Experience with various types of investment vehicles; hedge funds, BDC’s, CLO’s, etc.

• Experience in loan servicing, notice processing, and corporate actions/restructures

• Experience in treasury, cash management/optimization, FX, collateral management


Skills/Abilities: • Strong organization, leadership, and time management skills

• Ability and desire to work in a fast pace and dynamic environment

• Extremely detailed oriented with proven track record for accuracy

• Critical thinker, strong analytical skills, and initiative to increase knowledge

• Personal and professional integrity of the highest order


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