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Reference ID R75186 Updated 15/08/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Early Careers
Country Netherlands Work Location (City) Rijswijk

The Role

Shell Asset Management Company BV (SAMCo) is the in-house asset manager of the Shell Plc group and provides high quality and cost-effective investment advice and asset management services to its clients. SAMCo is supervised by the Authority for the Financial Markets and the Dutch Central Bank. The total AuM is around USD 100 billion. SAMCo invests in Bonds, Equities, (Cleared) OTC & ETD Derivatives, and Alternative Investments like Private Equity, Real Estate and Hedge Funds globally. Continuous change in financial markets and regulations as well as the diversity of SAMCo’s clients and the products they invest in, makes it a professionally challenging environment to work in.

SAMCo Operations, in total 18 persons, consists of two teams each headed by a supervisor. The two teams are the Settlements team and the Corporate Actions, Static Data and Reconciliation team. The Head Operations is overall responsible. Adequate and secure communication (internal and external) between the teams and other departments within SAMCo is crucial for an optimal day-to-day process.

The Settlements team is responsible for all transactions & settlement related activities regarding Equities, Bonds, Repo, Swaps, Futures, FX and Collateral Management. The activities for FX, Equities and Bonds are highly automated and needs therefore mainly monitoring and exception processing. Automation and straight through processing for the other asset classes is- and will be further implemented as well. All these activities have daily deadlines and need to be executed within the time limits effectively and accurately. Currently we are looking for an Officer Settlements whereby the focus will be on Cash Management activities.

What’s the role?

Your prime responsibility will be to ensure that Foreign Exchange / Money Market transactions executed by the SAMCo Front Office and Trading Desk are matched and instructed in time to the custodian. Adequate follow up on issues is crucial to avoid unintended losses or exposure. Frequent and adequate communication with the relevant parties internal and external are crucial.

  • Ensure timely matching and instructing or Foreign Exchange / Money Market deals and follow up on missing funds of FX / MM

  • Execution of Free Payments instructions (Alternative Investments, Collateral, invoices, etc)

  • Perform active cash balance management for various clients.

  • Monitoring of the various interfaces between systems and provide adequate follow up

  • Actively participate in (cross) departmental projects

  • Actively pursue process improvements

Key Challenges:

  • A keen eye for detail and excellent time management and communication skills coupled with the ability to work under pressure are essential.

  • The ability to proactively handle adhoc issues / exceptions as they arise, understand the potential financial impact to clients and follow issues through to resolution quickly.

  • The ability to negotiate and resolve issues. Both internally as well as externally

What we need from you

You’ll ideally have:

  • Multiple years’ experience in the Asset Management industry, preferably Operations

  • Minimum HBO level of education

  • Strong communication and interpersonal

  • Good written and spoken English and the ability to communicate clearly and professionally

  • The ability to maintain a strong controls framework, high levels of operational excellence and straight through processing.

  • IT literate with at least intermediate/advanced excel spreadsheet skills.

  • Knowledge of Global Custody

  • Experience with Simcorp Dimension is advantageous

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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