Pension Due Diligence & Technical Analyst

The Embark Group journey began in 2013 and we have grown to become one of the UK's largest retirement savings providers. Our capabilities span all types of pension, platform, investment research and consulting, property investment administration, employee benefits and actuarial services.

We have a strong track record of applying the very latest technology to our businesses, alongside smart capital and even smarter people to help each of our businesses grow.

How will you make an impact 

You will conduct initial due diligence on behalf of SIPP and SSAS providers within the Embark Group on all new Non Standard Investments to ensure that they are permissible within the scheme according to HMRC, FCA and internal policies, ensuring  risks to the member, scheme and Group have been effectively assessed and are within agreed tolerances. 

You will assist in implementing ongoing risk based and periodic monitoring of investments and counter parties to support a proactive approach to risk management & control.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform due diligence reviews of new investments applying additional enhanced due diligence where applicable, working closely with clients, advisers and providers to obtain the information required to complete the due diligence process. 
  • Review of investment/fund manager and fund documentation (including constitutional documents and key agreements), fund structure, governance arrangements, counterpart risk, accounting and valuation processes, compliance, risk oversight, cash controls and business continuity planning to evaluate the overall quality of fund systems, controls, infrastructure and personnel in order to identify issues relevant to the overall investment decision.
  • Prepare complete and accurate documentation for timely submission to the Investment Group Committee, and where required present findings alongside a recommendation, to ensure that the referral process is both efficient and objective. 
  • Liaising with the other Group companies and their committees such as Risk, Compliance and Legal in order to identify, mitigate and resolve potential investment issues. 
  • Monitoring all investment transaction activities (purchase and sales), across a wide range of asset types and investment counter parties, identifying risks and recommending controls to put in place. 
  • Undertake sanction and PEP screening on new and existing counter parties, update the PEP register and complete PEP forms and ensure all PEP relations are approved by the MLRO and/or Senior Management.

Who you are and the experience we’re looking for

  • Proven knowledge of the financial market, specifically around SIPP and SSAS and the Non Standard Investment market.
  • Experience of working within a SIPP or SSAS environment is essential.
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of both investment and transaction processing and CASS rules and regulatory requirements. 
  • Good knowledge of HMRC Pension Tax Manual in respect of pension investments necessary.
  • A relevant professional QCF Level 4 qualifications such a CII Diploma, Investment Management Certificate (IMC) or equivalent is desirable. 

What's in it for you

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan, life assurance and flexible benefit scheme to allow you to select benefits that are most appropriate for your lifestyle and personal circumstances.

Our Culture

Embark Group is a growing, vibrant and exciting place to work, we have many social and wellbeing initiatives which ensures we keep our sense of community alive even during challenging times. Our culture is described by our employee’s as one that communicates, listens and involves its people at every level. 

We enable our people to work with a positive joint purpose and go the extra mile. We know each other, share information and stay connected. Our people are proud to be part of a culture where we do the right thing by everyone who we are connected with. Our DNA is what makes the Embark Group a great place to work

Next Steps

Embark Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

Apply by the 21st June to join us on our journey.

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