A highly regarded US alternatives investor is currently in the process of raising a European special situations fund targeting distressed opportunities (real estate, private equity and NPLs) in Europe and thus is looking to build a high-performing finance team in the London office.
Given the target size of the fund, this business will be looking to hire multiple positions - starting with the Fund Controller (progressing to FD in 12 months) and a couple of high calibre fund finance professionals (circa 1-4 years PQE)
The role is all-encompassing with
Co-ordinate quarterly financial statements and investor capital statements for the Fund and Co-Investments as well as investor specific reporting.
Co-ordination of management reporting package including Fund investment by investment detail and expense analysis
Work with the Fund Administration/Investor Reporting team to prepare capital calls and distribution notices to investors. Ensure capital activity is consistent with LPAs/ Capital waterfall
Support the deal team on all Fund transactions - acquisitions, disposals, refinancing, restructurings etc.
Establish a close working relationship with regional tax advisors and local legal counsel to ensure we are meeting all local statutory, regulatory and tax requirements.
Assist in preparing information for investor reporting including NAV calculations and other ad hoc requests
Co-ordinate the annual audits for the Fund and related co-investment vehicles
Assist in the coordination of necessary US and/or local tax filing obligations of Funds and related entities
Responsible for updating the fund model on a quarterly basis
Work with Fund Administration team on monitoring and reporting of financial covenants per the Fund LPA and the Fund credit facility agreement
Ensure we track and respond to investor requests in a timely manner
Support all European strategies with deal review, investment approval, deal closing, deal maintenance and deal exit.
Manage and coordinate internal and external parties to progress deals from the LOI/Term Sheet stage through entity formation, structuring and ultimate deal closing
Execute and coordinate trade support processes related to securities, derivatives, loans, in collaboration with US Treasury team
Manage investment information in applicable systems; manage monthly or ad hoc investment reporting processes
Ensure implementation of processes and procedures to support substance requirements in relevant jurisdictions including but not limited to, statutory books and recordkeeping, offshore directors and supporting governance requirements, etc.
Review legal documents and coordinate with internal and external counsel in the negotiation of governance documents; manage the time-sensitive document flow from draft to execution
Facilitate communication of deal level details; maintain the content of internal applications and keep rest of Operations team apprised of investment activity
The ideal profile will include:
1) Well versed in a Fund Finance role (Manager/Director level) - ideally from a US/European fund (ideally where they have worked in a high growth / fast paced environment.
2) Must have the ability to step up into a more analytical/commercial finance role, which will involve transaction support, investor reporting, financial modelling, getting involved in fund and product launches, governance and tax work, etc. 3) Candidates must be articulate with the ability to build effective stakeholder relationships and present highly complex financial information to the front office, investors and senior management 4) Close Ended Lux structured fund experience 5) University educated with strong academic background