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State Street Bank
State Street Bank
location iconLocations: Gdańsk
level iconLevel: specialist
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Senior Depositary Analyst - Italian Speaker, Associate 2
Location: Gdańsk

Why this role is important to us:

Depositary has oversight responsibilities for the Investment Manager's activities in a number of key areas.

The Depositary is also responsible for the safeguarding of the assets of the authorized fund. This separation of the management of the fund's assets from their ownership is the most fundamental element of investor protection provided by authorized funds.

The Depositary also has a responsibility for protecting the interests of incoming, outgoing and continuing investors in a fund. Whilst not having a direct responsibility for the Manager's activities, the Depositary must take reasonable care to ensure that the Manager is properly discharging its own responsibilities.

Purpose of the Role:

The Senior Depositary Analyst is responsible for performing, analyzing and monitoring the quality of a wide spectrum of depositary control functions, namely cash-flow monitoring, safekeeping of assets and general oversight functions in accordance with AIFMD and UCITS and any local regulations and restrictions.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Performance of oversight checks and controls across a portfolio of clients, including:
  • Cash monitoring work conducted by the team (significant cash flows, full cash flows reconciliation).
  • Safekeeping of assets work conducted by the team (custody on book/off book, asset ownership verification, registration and reconciliation).
  • Perform oversight checks on valuation and safekeeping of units work conducted within the Depositary team (subscriptions and redemptions oversight).
  • Reconciliations: analyze the output of the reconciliations for specific instruments such as OTC Derivatives, ETD, cash, stock, etc.; make a risk assessment to identify risky items that require to be investigated further and that require escalation.
  • NAV calculation: review procedures in place to calculate the NAV and understand the drivers of the NAV calculation, review income distribution calculations; ensure that the receivable and payable accounts linked to shareholder activity are in good order.
  • Trade settlement, income and cash: risk assessment of trades, cash and income not timely settled/received.
  • Investment Restriction Compliance: identify breaches and check if escalation is required.
  • Transfer Agency: understand the risk items linked to the transfer agency activity and review the output of the reconciliation of the collection account.
  • Collection, preparation, analysis and review of relevant documentation in support to the daily tasks: ISDA, CSA, due diligence questionnaires, depositary check-lists, Perfect View, KPIs, etc

Additional duties and responsibilities:

  • Co-operation in creating risk assessment to detect and identify items and actions in need of further investigation, assist Associates 1 in their understanding of risk within their duties.
  • Performing special projects and other tasks as assigned by the Team Manager.
  • Collaboration with the all-team members on an ongoing basis.
  • Involvement in the training and development of other team members.
  • Collaboration to propose and manage changes in processes and in procedures following LEAN approach.
  • Assisting Team Supervisor in the organization of the Team and in ensuring that departmental procedures and controls are adhered to.
  • Assisting Team Supervisor in implementing new procedures and controls.
  • Assists where required in preparing daily deliverable and reviews reports prepared by the team.
  • Controlling and assuring high quality and correctness of the prepared work.
  • Ensuring the delivery of the service within internal and external deadlines in accordance to SLAs, procedures, job aids any relevant documentation.
  • Complete the reviewers’ checklist when required in accordance with procedures.
  • Stays objective and protects the investor`s interest at all times.
  • Being a reliable point of contact to the team members and business partners for the activities performed.
  • Proactively identify and address knowledge gaps and risks in the team, identify mitigation actions, propose and implement solutions.

What we value:

  • Great numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Good organizational skills and effective time management in order to meet deadlines and keep well-documented records.
  • PC literate and competent in use of Excel spreadsheets and Word documents.
  • Good financial market knowledge.
  • The ability to understand complex investment fund structures and to identify the risks inherent in those structures.
  • A thorough understanding of fund administration.
  • Good knowledge about UCITS V and AIFMD regulations.
  • Excellent English (and where required, all other languages relevant to the role).
  • Experience in finance, custody or depositary.
  • 1+ year/s of experience in finance, custody, funds fund administration or depositary.
  • Italian Language Speaking Skills.

We offer:

  • Interesting process
  • Hybrid working model- split between working from home and working from the office.
  • Employee savings plan
  • Premium life insurance package
  • Gold medical package
  • International operating environment
  • Language classes
  • Soft skills training
  • Technical workshops
  • Development sessions with a mentor,
  • Diversity of opportunities across a range challenging and highly complex activities
  • Technical or leadership career pathway
About State Street

What we do. State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary in locations, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Program to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspective are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome the candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift program and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


  • iconAnalytics & Reporting, Banking
  • iconEnglish, Italian
  • iconGdańsk, pomorskie

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