Investment Specialist

Investment Management company based in the SSUBS is seeking an Investment Specialist to join their team. This is a client facing role and you will be required for developing, managing and supporting client relationships.

Other duties will include:

  • Investment portfolio reviews
  • Portfolio performance queries
  • Investment market views
  • Update database
  • Development and maintenance of marketing material


  • At least 3 years investment industry related experience
  • Liaising and presenting to clients
  • Understanding of the retail industry and financial advisory industry


  • Commerce degree-BComm, BBusSci, CA (SA)

Senior Bookkeeper/Accountant

Senior bookkeeper/Accountant

Our client is a firm based in Claremont. They are recruiting for a Senior Bookkeeper/Accountant with extensive bookkeeping/accounting experience.

 Responsibilities & skills

  • The position will involve taking responsibility for the full bookkeeping function (including management accounts) for a number of clients operating in a range of industries.
  • The ability to work independently is important
  • Very good communication skills are essential as the position would involve dealing directly with business owners to discuss queries as well as to go through their management accounts
  • A tertiary and bookkeeping/accounting qualification is essential
  • Extensive experience with Pastel Partner and/or Quickbooks is essential


SAIPA qualified

1-2 years experience

Fund Accountant – CIS

Purpose of the Role

Collective Investment Scheme (Unit Trust and ETF) Fund Accounting and Life Accounting, forming part of a talented Fund Accounting team. This is an end to end Fund Accounting position with exposure to Unit Trust, ETF and Life accounting.


Duties and Responsibilities

•             Processing and setting up of audit, trustee, custody and management fees

•             Ensuring Variation Margin is processed correctly and matches the Clearing House Statement daily

•             Ensure capturing / processing of all 3rd Party duplication trades to the accounting system timeously and accurately (ensure they match the third-party valuation reports)

•             Ability to manage client cash flows (subscriptions and redemptions) and ensure units in issue reconcile to Transfer Agency / South African Central Securities Depository (Strate)

•             Understand the full lifecycle and parties involved in the process of executing and settling an on-market trade via the stock exchange

•             Pricing of funds within the Collective Investment Scheme, ie Daily unitisation and ensuring the valuation of financial instruments are in line with the funds’ performance e.g. equities, bonds, and derivatives

•             Understand how total fund performance is calculated and impacted with each entry captured specifically related to the impact each entry has on the split between the clean (capital) NAV price and the income NAV price of a fund

•             Monitor and perform income distribution calculations for each fund class

•             Understand tolerance level checking against a benchmark and are familiar with what is deemed as an unacceptable asset and NAV fund price variance, Responsible for running, checking and sending of client reports daily and monthly

•             Handling queries efficiently to ensure resolution of both internal and external client queries (in conjunction with the Client Delivery team)

•             Ensure appropriate controls are in place to mitigate risk

•             Supporting the management and co-ordination of team deliverables relating to projects and new client take-on’s and launching of new funds



Required Experience

Relevant experience of at least 2-5 years (Unit Trust Fund Accounting/Pricing experience) in this role is essential. Exposure to the accounting of passively managed tracker funds and / or ETF fund accounting will be beneficial.


Required Qualifications

Relevant Tertiary Qualification(s) – Finance/Accounting/Investments


Key Competencies

•             Self-starter who is willing to take on responsibility for a wide array of tasks in a small company

•             Highly methodical

•             Ability to work under limited supervision

•             Willing to work flexible hours – May be required to work shifts on rotation basis based on pricing points and client deadlines

•             Team Player

•             Positive and enthusiastic attitude

•             Accuracy and attention to detail

•             Client orientated and able to see the bigger picture


System Exposure

Relevant exposure to Investment reporting systems.

Strong Excel skills


Why this Role?

This is your opportunity to join a market leading Fund Operations business and lead a talented team of highly motivated Fund Accountants geared for growth. You will be joining an entrepreneurial and nimble environment where ideas and solutions to obstacles are always encouraged.

Investment Analyst

Analytics and Implementation Analyst

A quantitatively astute investment analyst to take ownership of the analytics function. The role will form part of the investment team and will report to the Chief Investment Officer.

The candidate will be expected to work closely with the CIO and the investment analysts to help build, develop and implement the overall investment analytics function within the business. The candidate will be responsible for producing a range of quantitative analyses, as well as certain investment implementation tasks.

The responsibilities can be separate into two core parts: analytics and investment implementation.
Analytics Functions
Business owner of: o Performance data
Asset allocation data
Fund static information
Performance reporting
Performance analysis
Quantitative analysis

Client consulting support
Investment team support (various analytics projects)
Various investment projects
Manager research support

Investment Implementation functions:
Conduit from investment decisions to execution.
Fund level focus but will include some direct shares
Local and Offshore
Day to day implementation across clients (retail and institutional) across model portfolios, UT’s, segregated
Instruction management (capture, modelling, execution, compliance etc)
Working with internal database (Clarity)
Ad hoc investigations and analysis
Back up for investment implementation analyst

Up to 5 years Quantitative/analytical experience
Ideally investment industry-related experience
Understanding of retail asset management, as well as the financial advice industry would be beneficial

Strong technical ability
Statistical background
Excellent excel, modelling, spreadsheeting, skills etc

Ability to code would be an advantage
Naturally analytical in their thinking
Understanding of portfolio construction, risk analysis, effective exposure, etc
Communicating effectively (both written and verbal)
Displaying drive and purpose
Stress tolerance, resilience and adaptability
Good planning and organising skill

Statistics, Commerce or related qualification – BSc, B Comm, B Bus Sci, CA, CFA, Actuarial

Passion for quantitative analysis
Must possess an ownership mentality and a willingness to take responsibility for tasks through to completion
Attention to detail, diligent, goal orientated and a willingness to learn and be hands on
Highly organized, good at multi-tasking
An interest/passion in the investment industry/markets
Ability to deal directly with service providers (manco, platform, local offshore etc)

Fund Accountant (SAICA)

A financial services company with offices globally is looking for the expertise of a SAICA/SAIPA articled individual to take on a Fund Accountant role for a 6 month period.

Degree in Accounting
Completed SAICA articles and or previous fund accounting experience.

Wealth Manager

A boutique firm in the Southern Suburbs is looking for an experienced Wealth Manager to join their team.

The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • An individual who is networked within Western Cape.
  • Business acumen.
  • Born entrepreneur looking an opportunity to grow their business.
  • Tertiary qualification – Bcom and CFP.
  • Proven track record in the financial industry.
  • Consulting with high net worth individuals.
  • Has an existing portfolio of clients.

A few of the responsibilities of the position but not limited to:

  • To secure new business and assets for the portfolio and wealth management divisions of the business
  • To provide comprehensive wealth management solutions to clients
  • To build effective client relationships and service
  • Consistently achieve new business targets

The compensation package is negotiable and is commensurate with experience