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Operations Assistant

Placement Type: Internship (400-500hrs)

Placement Description:

The Operations Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Chief Operating Officer in a MFSA-licensed Asset Management Company for tasks that include but are not limited to: - Trade booking; - Interact with all brokers and custodians for trade matching/settlement issues; - Follow up and tracing daily cash activities among different counterparties; - Collateral management; - Funds' Corporate Action processing; - Work with brokers for securities or derivative account opening; - Participate in system enhancement projects; - Assist in the accounting checks surrounding the funds' NAV calculations.

Skills Gained and Learning Opportunities:

This role will help the student gain skills in the following areas: - Apply theoretical academic concepts to day-to-day real-life situations; - Develop ability to work under pressure and under the constraint of deadlines; - Understand most of the "moving parts" of both UCITS funds and AIFs (hedge funds); - Develop teamwork and ability to communicate at all levels within the company and with service providers; - Be part of a knowledgeable team with international work experience (City of London); - Improve English and Italian (if applicable) language skills; - Actively contribute with ideas and problem-solving to projects aimed at increasing the operations efficiency of the Asset Management Company.

Total Number of Hours: 500

Period of Placement: (If Start Date/End Date are blank, the Placement is "open")

Start Date: 01-06-2015
End Date:

Remuneration: 500


Skills and competences required: - English at 90%; - Degree program in Finance and Banking; - Attention to detail; - Very organized; - Proficient in usage of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word).

Other Qualities:

Skills and competences desired: - Last year of university program preferable; - Proficient in VBA.

Host Organisation Name: Amagis Capital Services Ltd

Host Organisation Description:

Amagis Capital is a financial group operating through different companies across two main jurisdictions: Malta and the United Kingdom. Amagis Capital was founded in 2013 by a senior team of four managing partners with over 70 years cumulated experience in financial markets, securities trading, complex products structuring and clients relations. Amagis Capital is an independent provider of advisory and asset management solutions for institutional and individual investors. The Company fully relies on the quality of its team, their vision, and their commitment to use their experience and dedication to best serve clients.

Host Organisation Address:

184 St. Lucia Street Valletta VLT 1189

Name of Contact Person at Host Organisation: Milo Guastamacchia

Phone Number: 2122 1822

Selection of Candidate: Best candidate

When you click on APPLY for this placement you will be directed to an email message which you may edit as your cover letter. Before sending the email, do not forget to go through the following checklist:

  1. Edit the email as your covering letter or attach your covering letter
  2. Attach your CV
  3. Ensure that the email is sent directly to the email of the ‘Host Organisation Contact Person’
  4. Keep the DegreePlus Office in copy ( in the application email, and
  5. You are also to keep the DegreePlus Office informed of any positive feedback received from the Host Organisation.


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