Manager – Alternative Operations

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Summary

The Manager will engage with key stakeholders, including Portfolio Management, Legal, Compliance, Finance, and external service providers to ensure timely settlements and maintenance of all private debt investments.


Company Information:

Global investment management firm.


Job Description:

• Support private debt portfolio managers with settlement oversight and life cycle management on all private/originated loan trades
• Provide necessary oversight and serve as an escalation point to outsourced provider performing back office related functions (settlements, asset setup, waterfall calculations, P&I processing etc.)
• Educate service providers and internal stakeholders on deal mechanics and structuring
• Assist with complex loan amendments and restructurings
• Manage cross functional projects to improve specific processes
• Work with the Alternatives Finance team on fund development and deal facilitation issues
• Develop proper controls and oversight for the private loan investments
• Assist with the operational aspects of bespoke loan financings


Requirements / Qualifications:

EXPERIENCE
• Operational support across private and direct originated debt including term loan, revolver and delayed draw loans
• Knowledge of loan settlement process, including complex deal structures and control/pledge agreements
• Understanding of loan set up, interest calculations, amendments, restructuring, and loan agency
• Management of fund level and asset based financings such as loan TRS, bespoke facility agreements
• Experience with common private equity frameworks from booking and settlement through accounting and maintenance of deals post settlement
• Custody and accounting service provider relationship management for supported products

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum 6-10 years of Operations experience supporting debt -related products
• Demonstrated understanding of loan based products, ideally term loans, revolvers, delayed draw, and private originated debt
• Ability to pull out key terms from credit facility documentation and explain deal structuring
• Solid understanding of fund accounting across complex asset classes
• Proven experience with loan restructuring and physical registration
• Proven track record managing complex securities and processing tasks, particularly with financing instruments and strategies
• Good working knowledge of Excel, and Bloomberg essential

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Understanding of SQL and database query tools
• Understanding of private equity legal structures

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to face off across all levels of an organization
• Quick learner and adaptable to learn new processes, concepts, and skills
• High emotional intelligence, flexible, and resilient
• Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively and independently
• Demonstrated competence in thinking strategically, analytically, conceptually, and innovatively, including the ability to synthesize and analyze data
• Ability to multi-task, work in a demanding, fast paced environment and handle multiple, competing priorities and projects with high quality output
• Demonstrated ability to navigate unstructured processes and simultaneously manage responsibilities of multiple-concurrent work streams and competing

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