Overseeing that AXA IM Core's first line control model and testing framework operates as designed. Maintaining and assisting in the development of AXA IM Core's first line Governance & Committee Structure. Promoting a positive risk culture among Front Office Portfolio Management and Client Group staff. Coordination of incoming Market Soundings for Core PMs.
Continuously promoting a positive first line risk culture among UK, Europe, Americas and Asia front office Portfolio Management and Client Group staff.
Act as a key contact for FO staff to understand their regulatory and internal control framework requirements, both on an ad-hoc basis and formally as part of first line controls trainings
Global monitoring of adherence to the target control model and Front Office policies
Providing input and coordination on periodic reviews of Core Front Office Policies and Front Office Controls testing procedures
Ownership of the production of key Risk & Control MI, presenting to Senior Management at key Core Control Committees and Forums
Maintaining and assisting in the development of AXA IM Core's first line Governance & Committee Structure
Act as the first point of contact/gatekeeper of all incoming market soundings for AXA IM Core with responsibility for the coordination and documentation of market soundings to ensure processes are followed, information is managed appropriately, and records are maintained for each sounding.
Supporting the Business Control & Governance Manager with any Compliance, Audit or Risk led thematic or regulatory reviews and projects for AXA IM Core
Supporting the Business Control & Governance Manager on change management projects with Technology to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, resilience and scalability of controls, control testing and annual training activities
Day-to-day interaction with Investment teams, trading desks and working with global Risk & Compliance functions acting as a front-to-back liaison between front and middle office teams on behalf of the AXA IM Core business.
Excellent English skills required
At least a 2.1 achieved, ideally in a finance or economics-based degree
Preferably 1-2 years' experience acquired either via placement or graduate roles
Ideally experience in in financial services role(s) with a control/governance/audit/compliance/consultancy background within asset management or banking would be beneficial
Ability to build key relationships with senior Front office staff as well as global Risk & Compliance teams
Ideally has a good understanding of trading/investment processes and how capital markets operate
Ideally has experience of testing of controls / implementation of control frameworks
Must be highly flexible, organised, independent and solutions-oriented
High level of integrity with exemplary conduct, attention to detail and an excellent understanding of risks