Senior Depositary Analyst

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Langham Hall provides premium quality accounting, administration and investor reporting services to real estate and private equity fund clients. Headquartered in the UK, Langham Hall has a dynamic management and leadership team. The group has a presence in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and The Netherlands and over 400 staff administering more than $80bn of real estate and private equity funds. Langham Hall is also a leading provider of AIFMD services, with depositary services supervising more than $50bn of assets. It is licensed as a Host AIFM and Depositary in the UK, Luxembourg and Jersey in respect of private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure funds.

Langham Hall Luxembourg S.à r.l. is licensed by the Ministry of Finance and supervised by the CSSF to provide domiciliation, central administration, transfer agency and depositary services to regulated and unregulated funds and SPVs in the real estate, private equity, debt and infrastructure sectors. Langham Hall Management S.à r.l. is regulated by the CSSF to act as AIFM for private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure funds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Senior Depositary Analyst

  • Supporting Directors, Managers and teams with reviews of deliverables during busy periods across fund structures
  • Administer depositary services for a portfolio of clients managing real estate, private equity and infrastructure funds
  • Taking responsibility of all client deliverables and deadlines, organising work effectively for testing, reviewing and sign-off for key events, cash monitoring, risk assessment, asset verification, AIFMD reporting, client take-on, quarterly reviews and quarterly depositary reports.
  • Undertake preparation or review of key event assessments including: subscriptions, drawdowns, acquisitions, disposals, distributions, terminations and others.
  • Client relationship management including ongoing multi-channel communication such as face-to-face, telephone and email and leading client meetings
  • Persevere with non-responsive clients to find alternative ways of working and solutions to aid timely delivery of information
  • Updating billing schedules ahead of quarter / period-end for sub-team clients and chase any late payments
  • Cash flow monitoring: preparation of high level reconciliations, analytical reviews and substantive testing of bank accounts.
  • Safekeeping and verification of assets: verifying that assets and their economic benefit exist and are owned by the Fund. Maintaining an up to date inventory of all assets held by the Fund.
  • Ongoing monitoring and oversight of the Fund and Fund Manager – ensuring controls and procedures adequate and are being adhered to, ensuring the fund is being managed in accordance with the fund documentation
  • Develop a thorough understanding of AIFMs and AIFs through reading of documentation including LPAs, transaction papers, quarterly reports, etc and the asking of questions.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of AIFMD requirements governing the role of depositary and client activity as well as our regulatory status and permissions
  • Train and supervise junior team members and be the first point of contact for analysts in all matters relating to core deliverables, escalating to senior line management as required
  • Prepare and present internal training sessions in line with depositary training program
  • Use management information to effectively distribute work in sub-team, prioritising accordingly

Technical Knowledge / Skills Required

  • Previous experience in the Luxembourg real estate / private equity funds industry would be an advantage, but not essential.
    Minimum 2 years’ experience working in Depositary services / internal audit / external audit / compliance / controls function is essential
  • An understanding of the principles of control frameworks and risk management.
    Excellent attention to detail and an inquisitive mind-set.
  • Ability to think laterally about the practical application of the AIFMD, particularly in relation to the verification of a diverse portfolio of assets.
  • Ability to work in a small company environment with focused and hardworking individuals.
  • Ability to plan effectively, with strong deadline orientation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The candidate should be studying towards or willing to study towards a professional qualification such as ACCA.

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