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Head of Operations - Malta’s Office

Introduction

Founded in 1973, the REYL Group is an independent diversified banking group with a presence in Switzerland (Geneva, Zurich, Lugano), Europe (London, Luxembourg, Malta) and the rest of the world (Singapore, Dubai and the United States). The REYL Group (including its minority-holding subsidiaries) manages assets in excess of CHF 16 billion and employs more than 200 professionals.

Developing an innovative approach to banking, the Group serves a clientele of international entrepreneurs and institutional investors through its Wealth Management, Corporate & Family Governance, Corporate Advisory & Structuring, Asset Services and Asset Management business lines.

REYL & Cie Ltd is licensed as a bank in Switzerland and performs its activities under the direct control of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB). The REYL Group’s subsidiaries are also regulated by the LPCC in Switzerland, the FCA in the United Kingdom, the CSSF in Luxembourg, the MFSA in Malta, the MAS in Singapore, the DFSA in Dubai and the SEC in the United States.

Mission

Under the supervision of the Head of Asset Services, the Head of Operations will be responsible for the good performance of all operational activities of the Fund Depositary Services for REYL branch in Malta. The incumbent will be responsible for the effective and efficient management (planning, implementation and review) of her/his Area of Responsibilities

Job description
  • Proven experience as Head of Operations, Operations Director or similar leadership role
  • Proven experience in the Banking and Fund Industry of at least 10 years
  • Knowledge of EU fund’s structures
  • Excellent knowledge of the AIFMD and UCITS requirements, especially related to depositary activities in relation to liquid and illiquid assets
  • MFSA PQ approval a plus

Prerequisite

  • Familiarity with all business functions including HR, finance, supply chain and IT
  • Knowledge of data analytics and reporting
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership ability
  • Analytical mind
  • Problem-solving aptitude
  • Team player
     

Information

Department
Asset Services
Branch
Malta
% full-time employment
100%
Responsibility
  • Supervise the oversight, monitoring, reporting, governance and safekeeping activities
  • Carry out the duties and responsibilities as listed in the Organizational By-Laws of the Company
  • Organise the department in order to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Be responsible for the efficiency of the Fund Depositary Department
  • Implement, maintain and update procedures and directives that promote company culture and vision, in accordance with latest regulations 
  • Ensure that all operational activities are in conformity with the internal procedures and directives
  • Ensure to meet all requirements prescribed by the Malta Financial Services Authority
  • Act as a back up to the Operations Officers
  • Guiding, instructing and supervising the operational team in matters related to operations conducted in their respective area of responsibilities; promoting compliance with all operational guidelines
  • Be the first point of contact with client in relation to operational matters
  • Liaise with Compliance and On-boarding Committee for on-boarding process
  • Prepare account opening documents
  • Assist clients at on boarding stage
  • Take over audit requests (internal and external)
  • Prepare and provide the necessary information for the board meetings 
  • Liaise with the headquarter and coordinate with relevant departments where appropriate and/or relevant