Custody Specialist

17 Edith Dr, Toronto, ON M4R 1Y9, Canada

About AGF:Founded in 1957, AGF Management Limited is an independent and globally diverse asset management firm. AGF brings a disciplined approach to delivering excellence in investment management through its fundamental, quantitative, private capital, and high-net-worth businesses. Our suite of diverse investment solutions extends globally to a wide range of clients, from individual investors and financial advisors to institutions, including pension plans, corporate plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations. Our commitment to the principles of good stewardship and responsible investment is a positive differentiator for AGF.

We believe integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into our investment decision-making and ownership practices across platforms will help deliver better investment outcomes to our clients.About the Team:Investment Operations serves as a control point between the Front Office (Investment Management and Trading Teams) and the Back-Office Counterparties (Brokers, Issuers). The work is varied and structured in a few hour blocks of tasks and broad exposure across the Operations, Investment and Trading departments.Your Responsibilities:Complete daily trade settlements and reconciliationsMaintain settlement instruction records for all AGF Investment Funds, Segregated Portfolios and Institutional ClientsPrepare reports for Traders and Portfolio Managers and other business units as requiredLiaise both internally and externally with relevant business partners, to facilitate investigation and resolution of settlement issuesInvestigate / resolve daily failed and unmatched tradesMonitor / maintain corporate action records and ensure responses are submittedMonitor / update restricted securitiesPrepare overnight money and communicate to Fund Accounting, client and custodianReconcile and instruct foreign exchange and send to custodian for executionHelp onboard new clients and new fund launchesComplete market documentation for opening, renewals and other market related documents such as tax reclaimsComplete proxy reconciliation and ensure proxy votes are completed and investigate for any discrepanciesBuild and maintain positive working relationships by effectively communicating and regularly sharing information and knowledge with team, and business partners in addition to internal and external technology partners.Provide support and back up as required across the Client Custody teamOther duties as assigned; may require evening, weekend and / or holiday coverageYour Qualifications:1 to 3 years’ experience in the investments industryTrade settlement experience an assetKnowledge of calculating end-to-end daily NAVs is an assetKnowledge of investment products such as Mutual Funds, ETFsStrong interpersonal and client service skillsExcellent organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail and accuracyStrong oral and written communication skillsProven analysis, problem-solving and conflict resolution skillsAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, while meeting time sensitive deadlinesConfidently works independently and in a small team environmentStrong knowledge of MS Office and Excel; ability to quickly learn new software systemsYour Assets:Experience with the following vendors / systems would be a strong asset: Bloomberg AIM, FXALL, Clearpar, and SS&CCompleted or enrolled in the Canadian Securities CourseWorking knowledge of derivative instruments like Swaps, Options, Futures will also be an added assetINDSNo unsolicited agency referrals please.AGF is an equal opportunity employer. AGF welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of our recruitment and selection process.

It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. AGF does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable legislation. R10889



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