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Director or Associate Director, Depositary Services - Aztec Luxembourg

We are looking for an experienced individual to lead Aztec’s depositary services business in Luxembourg.

With over 400 funds and approximately €360 billion under administration, Aztec partners with the principal names in the funds industry, assuring first-class services that truly make a difference to their performance.

In this role you will lead and develop a team providing depositary service to a diverse portfolio of closed-ended private equity, real asset and debt funds. A natural leader and expert in your field, you will play an important role in helping the business to meet its real potential. As a Director or Associate Director of Depositary Services, you will be required to manage client relationships through effective leadership and delivery of a high standard service.

As a senior member of the Aztec Group Depositary Services team, you will support the Group Head of Depositary Services to deliver the jurisdictional business plan and meet financial and operational targets as well as contribute to strategic considerations.

In supporting a planned growth strategy, the individual will be expected to have an active awareness of the business development strategy for Depositary Services and that of our wider business in Luxembourg, seeking out new business opportunities and converting these into successful client relationships.

Key responsibilities:

+ Work with the depositary management team to ensure that high-levels of client service are delivered on a day-to-day basis for their respective client portfolios

+ Support the management of the executive-level relationships including, but not limited to, periodic client relationship meetings and the formal presentation of reports to client boards

+ Actively develop relationships with existing clients and their other services providers

+ Act as line manager to the depositary management team, ensuring that they are effectively supervised, coached, directed, engaged and encouraged through their day-to-day work and longer-term ambitions

+ Act as line manager to the depositary management team, ensuring that they are effectively supervised, coached, directed, engaged and encouraged through their day-to-day work and longer-term ambitions

+ Assist in building Aztec’s depositary service offering in Luxembourg through acting as the first point of contact for proposal-drafting, fee and team considerations

+ Work with Aztec’s business development team to facilitate effective response to reactive opportunities as well as developing and delivering on a plan of proactive client and intermediary development

+ Assist the Group Head of Depositary Services in setting annual budgets, the ongoing monitoring of these and the related decision-making

+ Assist in continuing to assess and evolve Aztec’s operating framework for depositary services including, but not limited to, our use of systems, our checklist environment and relationships with third parties

+ Act as a higher-level authority for internal and external considerations including, but not limited to, new business risk assessments, financial decisions and formal client communications

+ Work with the depositary management team, ensuring that Aztec’s internal control framework is consistently delivered across the Luxembourg depositary services business

Skills, knowledge, expertise:

+ Proven experience of delivering and/or leading the provision of professional services to a portfolio of clients

+ Experience of operating successfully at client board level, including writing and presenting reports and maintaining ongoing relationships with executive-level people

+ A relevant professional qualification such as ACCA, ACA, ICSA or equivalent

+ Experience of contributing to and being responsible for all aspects of running a successful business including, but not limited to, operational, financial and people performance as well as more medium-term strategic considerations

+ Proven experience of contributing to successful business development activity, including drafting proposals, fee quotations and presentation scenarios

We will provide the training, both in-house for relevant technical knowledge and also professional qualifications to enhance your professional development. You will need to be quick to learn new systems and great with people, as close working relationships between our colleagues and clients is at the heart of what we do.

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