Analyst (Asset Management) - Funds jobs in Malta - February 2024
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Analyst (Asset Management)

Malta Financial Services Authority , Central Malta

Published on 07 Feb 2024

Expires in 14 days (08 Mar 2024)

Malta Financial Services Authority is currently looking to recruit an Analyst (Asset Management).

Job Description

About the Department

The Investment Services Supervision Function is responsible for the authorisation and supervision of investment services licence holders and recognised persons. The Authorisation Team in particular is responsible for the processing of applications of entities proposing to carry out activities in terms of the Investment Services Act. The Investment Services Supervision Function is also involved in policy-related work.

 The Funds Team is responsible for the supervision of collective investment schemes, fund managers, custodians and recognised persons. The team conducts both desk-based reviews through the review of financial documentation and data analysis, as well as supervision through onsite inspections.

About the Role

The Team is responsible to supervise compliance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directives (UCITS). The Team also provides technical assistance on policy related matters in relation to local and revisions to existing and new EU legislation. Within this role, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Act as a relationship manager for a portfolio of licence holders (funds, asset managers, depositaries and recognised persons), corresponding directly with these counter parties, reporting findings and resolving issues as they arise;
  • Use judgement to identify high risk cases and prioritising accordingly, escalating issues when necessary to senior management and the Enhanced Supervision Team;
  • Perform analytical reviews to observe the level of compliance by licence holders with the applicable regulatory standards and regulatory obligations emanating from the relevant EU directives;
  • Assume responsibility for record management and reporting to ESMA and other regulators;
  • Undertake reviews of financial regulatory returns, annual reports and audited financial statements and analyse other data/packs forming part of offsite supervision Communicate and liaise with licence holders and attend meetings as necessary;
  • Take ownership of diary management in relation to offsite supervision and ensure prompt follow up of regulatory returns which are not submitted when due and update Management Information in a timely manner;
  • Attend and assist the Team on onsite interactions conducted on Licence Holders under the relationship allocation of the analyst; and
  • Undertake other supervisory tasks or projects as delegated by line management.

About You

We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in Law, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Economics, Public Policy or in another related background, to increase the current pool of internal expertise in the Investment Services Supervision Function. Experience related to asset management and fund structures will be considered as an asset for this role.

The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level.

The candidate should possess the following skill set:

  • ability to multi-task and work on own initiative with minimum supervision;
  • be a self-motivated team player and able to adopt various roles within a team;
  • excellent verbal and communication skills;
  • ability to prioritise and deliver under pressure;
  • highly IT literate; and
  • sound analytical and judgemental skills compiling reports of a high standard.

You will also possess a minimum of three (3) years working in the area of financial services and/or compliance with financial services regulation for a number of years. Candidates with longer working experience relevant to the role will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least seven (7) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Other Information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public Call Permit: 598/2023

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