Janus Henderson Investors Operations Control Analyst in Denver, Colorado
Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.
We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.
We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.
Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.
The Investment Operations Team is part of the wider Operations department including Fund Operations, Performance, Client Reporting and Operations Strategy. The Investment Operations team supports Investment Management across the full range of equity and fixed income product lines, providing middle office functions and interfacing between front office and the outsource providers.
Within the department, the Denver Operations Control team is responsible for oversight of Janus Henderson Investors end to end middle office solution, delivering risk management and control across all product lines, instruments, and markets. The team bridges the gap between the internal departments/clients and the middle office service provider by partnering with the service provider; this enables the business and wider operations to increase breadth, depth, and capabilities. The department strives to streamline, enhance, and optimize operational efficiency while reducing risk across business to safeguard the reputation of the firm and our client’s assets.
Overview of the Role
The primary purpose of the role is to support the global business and facilitate growth by ensuring a risk based oversight model. This analyst role in the Denver Operations Control team is focused on specialized services. The role provides control and oversight as it relates to asset servicing including corporate actions, pricing, class actions, and reconciliations. The role is responsible for performing proxy voting functions as well as fair valuation recommendations and facilitation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform daily proxy voting functions including review of proxy notifications, vote execution, reporting, and communication.
Assist service provider in communication and escalation particularly around voluntary corporate actions
Evaluate any Non Standard, complex requests in line with Operations Governance procedure, liaise internally and partner with service provider to solutionise and implement necessary operational enhancements.
Develop valuation models based on market data and security/issue comparable and provide valuation recommendations, as needed
Oversees position keeping and cash reconciliations and assist with SOD/EOD controls
Provide oversight of service provider quality and performance by monitoring KPIs, metrics and regular SLA reviews and adherence to contractual policies, procedures and controls
Create, document, maintain, challenge and recommend improvements to process flows
Participate in business and technology enhancement initiatives
Ensure appropriate operational controls in order to manage and mitigate risk
Build and foster relationships with internal partners and external service provider
Work closely with other business areas to ensure involvement and understanding of new business and regulatory developments
Assumes additional duties as assigned
Technical Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge of financial services, asset management, and investment operations
Strong understanding of valuation including key financial concepts and how they contribute to the generation and analysis of valuation
Good understanding of corporate action events with a preference for experience with corporate action platforms (e.g. XSP, eTRAN)
Experience with relationship management preferred
Analytical and problem solving skills
Strong communication skills: Presentation skills, written communication and ability to summarize client meetings and/or other client interactions to various levels in the organization.
Strong project management skills: Ability to organize and track multiple threads of activity, ability to deliver on tight timelines, hands-on approach to resolving issues and detail orientation.
Highly organized, attention to detail and excellent follow through skills.
Ability to work independently, to gather information, makes decisions and drive results.
Proactive, self-starting individual with high levels of ownership.
Highly motivated with enthusiasm to learn the business and the clients we support.
Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to build the trust and confidence in capabilities, ability to work well with others internally to accomplish client objectives.
Ability to drive discussions with multiple groups across different business units including traders, operations, controllers and technology to create business requirements specifications.
Must be a team player, hardworking, resourceful and eager to learn.
Highly flexible and adaptable to a changing environment
Able to operate across geographies and time zones to deliver results in a truly global organization
Minimum 2 – 3 years of relevant experience in middle office operations
Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:
Annual Performance Appraisal
Completion of all assigned Compliance training
Working Environment/Physical Activities
Overtime may be required on short notice and may include evening, weekend, holiday hours
Typical office environment with PC, telephone, copier, fax machine, calculator, portfolio/fund accounting systems
Occasional domestic and/or international travel may be required
Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).
All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.