Head of Custody Operations

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We’re building the future of private financial markets

Traditionally a space only for the wealthy and well-connected, we believe in a future where private markets are more accessible to investors and fundraisers. By leveling the playing field we hope to create a more equitable economy, where inspiring companies are connected to inspired investors, whoever and wherever they are.

Leveraging our trusted brand, global networks and incredible team, we’re building a technology-enabled ecosystem that is as diverse and dynamic as our investor network. As we progress on this ambitious journey, we’re looking for energetic and creative people to support and leave their mark on our platform.

Before Applying

About Alta

Alta, formerly known as Fundnel, is Southeast Asia’s largest digital marketplace for alternative investments. Alta gives investors direct access to invest and trade in a wide range of curated alternative assets, from direct investment into early to late-stage private companies, PE/VC funds, asset-backed securities of luxury assets, real estate and more.

As a licensed integrated marketplace, Alta brings the trading and distribution of securities, fund management, and payments solutions under one roof. Through its blockchain-powered exchange, Alta is also able to support tokenization, digital custody, and trading of alternative assets.

Today, while more investors are looking to increase their allocation to alternative assets, the high costs of investing and illiquidity of private markets can often give many investors pause. Alta makes it easier and more efficient than ever for investors to trade tokenized alternative assets at smaller, fractionalized blocks, thereby enhancing liquidity in the private markets, and bringing alternative assets to all.

Since 2016, Alta has completed over 1,000 transactions valued in excess of US$600 million and has created access for investors to invest in over US$22 billion worth of mandated opportunities globally.

Alta is headquartered in Singapore and operates offices globally.

Job purpose

• Establish, manage and control operational processes across custody and trade settlement.

• Lead and drive cross-functional projects and new initiatives, particularly ones involving process operations.

• Lead and own key relationships with internal and external stakeholders across various functions including technology, compliance, etc.

• Ensuring smooth and efficient settlement and custody processes and documentation, liaising with counterparties and custodians for any trade mismatches, failure / issues to ensure fast and effective resolution.

Roles and responsibilities

• Oversee daily processing of trades and ensure on-time settlement of all trades (across financial products including Equity, Fixed Income, and others) - this also includes processing of Corporate Action Events and product life cycle

• Manage post-trade settlement functions such as processing of trade instructions, ensuring instructions are communicated properly, relaying trade status back to clients and troubleshooting of trade queries and issues

• Undertake process and system enhancements to achieve optimum productivity and process efficiency

• Ensure full compliance to all policies and regulations; manage and ensure effective service delivery to internal and external clients

• Perform other duties as required

You’ll be a great fit for us if you

• At least 5 years of experience in a securities/banking related role

• Good knowledge of custody operations workflows, settlement procedures and systems

• Understanding of product parameters, policies, guidelines and regulatory requirements on domestic and global market operations

• Product knowledge of financial securities

• Experience in driving initiatives and change implementations

• Excellent interpersonal and client-servicing skills

• Effective communication skills with proficiency in writing and presentations

• Adaptable and resilient, strong problem-solving skills, and intellectually inquisitive

• Great team player, and willingness to learn

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