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Senior Analyst (Funds)

  • Location

    Malta

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contract Type:

    Permanent

  • Job Reference:

    BTSN-601-1107

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry:

    2020-03-10

  • Client Details:

    Malta Financial Services Authority

  • Skills tags:

    Fund analysis

The Role


The candidate will form part of the Funds Team, which is responsible for the onsite and offsite supervision of fund managers, collective investment schemes, recognised persons and custodians. The individual will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Act as a reference point and lead a dedicated team of analysts responsible for a portfolio of licence holders. The candidate will also be directly responsible for a portfolio of licence holders;
  • Actively participate (and lead, if so required) in onsite compliance visits, ensuring that they are delivered with high regulatory standards. The candidate is expected to deliver high quality post-visit reports and in a timely manner and escalate any serious matters as required;
  • Assume responsibility in the drafting and delivery of high-quality reports in relation to offsite work, in a timely manner and evidencing analysis of any weaknesses identified, major findings and recommending any actions;
  • Communicate and liaise directly with licence holders to resolve issues and queries, national and foreign regulators as well as representing the unit in meetings as necessary;
  • Manage and supervise the reviewing of financial documentation on an on-going basis as well as overseeing the compilation of a risk monitoring system for fund managers, collective investment schemes, fund administrators and custodians;
  • Handle a number of cases involving problematic licence holders from an off-site monitoring perspective and liaise with other units/ sub-teams as necessary;
  • Liaise with senior managers to identify and address supervisory gaps;
  • Undertake other supervisory work as delegated by line management.

About You

We are looking for candidates with a solid academic background in Law, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Economics or Public Policy or in another finance-related area, to increase the current pool of internal expertise in the team. Potential candidates should be familiar with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and UCITS Directive.        

The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

The candidate should possess the following skill set:

  • leadership skills with the ability to lead, coach, mentor and manage his direct reports to work effectively as a team;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • ability to cope with a large volume of work, prioritise and deliver under pressure;
  • sound analytical, numerical and judgemental skills; and
  • ability to analyse large volumes of information, establish the salient matters and decide on the way forward.

You will also possess a minimum of five (5) years working in the area of financial services and/or compliance with financial services regulation. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.