Manager – Alternative Operations

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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:

• 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

• 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

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

• 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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