Legg Mason

  • Transfer Agency Oversight/Fund Administration & Operational Risk Analyst

    Job Locations IE-Dublin
    Req. #
    Global Fiduciary Platform
    Position Type
  • Position Overview

    Legg Mason is seeking a Transfer Agency Oversight/Fund Administration & Operational Risk Analyst to join our team in Dublin. This role is part of the International Global Fiduciary Platform (GFP), which is responsible for the oversight and monitoring of the service providers appointed to support the fund distribution business for Legg Mason.


    You will be part of the International GFP team supporting Legg Mason’s UCITS fund ranges based in Ireland & UK. You will have a focus on the day to day oversight of key reporting and service level monitoring.


    In this role, you will play an essential part in the development and launch of new products, developing new processes and controls based on changes in the regulatory and business environment, and other key strategic initiatives. You will get to work closely with many different areas within the firm and all levels of management including Product Development, Distribution, Legal, Compliance, and Risk.

    Key Responsibilities:

    TA/Fund Administration:

    • Continuous review of the operational risks associated with the outsourcing of the fund accounting/TA/custody operations of the Company’s to third party service providers
    • Ensure execution of the oversight plan in place to mitigate the operational risks related to outsourcing
    • Supporting the Company’s new product launches and changes to existing products
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (including Branches and affiliates) to understand, support and implement their operational requirements.
    • Work with the service providers to ensure timely and accurate reporting to the Board
    • Coordinate the annual/semi-annual process for reports and accounts, including liaising with auditors, administrators and LM entities
    • Escalating matters in accordance with the agreed trigger points.
    • Reporting to the Head of Office

    Operational Risk:

    • Periodically reviewing operational risks (including people, systems, processes and external events) relating to key service providers for the UCITS and AIFs and arising from EU Institutional Segregated Account Clients, including TA and FA resilience requirements
    • Reviewing existing and proposed new products and business activities to identify and assess operational risks including hedged share classes
    • Reviewing and analysing TA and FA operational, including system, people or process changes for impact on operational risks relevant to the UCITS, AIFs and EU Institutional Segregated Account Clients
    • Collecting, analysing and reporting TA, FA, custodian and Depositary operational risk data, to inform and monitor risk tolerances, including capital and liquidity metrics
    • Providing operational advice, support and assistance, as necessary, to the Company and its branches
    • To co-ordinate the Company’s risk register updates, including GFPs supplier oversight RCSA updates, as required
    • Assisting with documentation of risk policies and procedures
    • Preparing presentations of risk reviews to EROC and as applicable the Chief Risk Officer
    • Co-ordination with Depositaries and others annual and ad hoc due diligence visits
    • Serving as a resource to the Company’s European Risk & Operations Committee, which has oversight responsibilities for operational risk matters related to the Company (including its branches), key services providers for UCITS and AIFs managed by the Company, and on operational risk arising from EU Institutional Segregated Account Clients.



    • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of UCITS products from an operations and shareholder reporting perspective.
    • Knowledge of Transfer Agent role including understanding of Transfer Agent Platforms including system outputs.
    • Knowledge of Global Distribution and Cross border dealing platforms – ie. Latin America, Asia and UK.
    • Strong grasp of the investment management market place, and an awareness of current industry trends, Regulatory requirements and issues – ie. AML, FATCA, Onboarding requirements.
    • Relationship management experience
    • Must be able to react and resolve operational issues in a short time frame.
    • 5+ years’ experience in the investment management industry preferred

    Company Overview

    Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, passion for results, empowerment, and a commitment to our profession. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.


    What’s in it for you: 

    • Competitive pay and benefits (learn more)
    • A culture where continuous improvement, innovation, and growth are top of mind and diversity & inclusion is paramount
    • Extensive paid time off 
    • A learning culture that promotes and supports learning and development
    • Working alongside the industry’s best and brightest; we hire people just like you every day!
    • Dress for your Day dress code 

    Data Privacy Notice


    Information Collected & Usage

    As the data controller, Legg Mason & Co (UK) Limited, Legg Mason Investments (Europe) Limited, or Legg Mason & Co., LLC, (collectively, “Legg Mason”), as applicable, take the security and confidentiality of your personal data very seriously. We explain below what personal data we may collect and how we use and safeguard that personal data.



    Personal Data Collected

    To process your Application

    Your contact details and information relating to your employment history, education, and personal background, like professional skills and experience.  Further personal information may also be provided in your application documents.

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     Diversity information in the initial application process as well as credit history and criminal or civil background screening information as described below.

    To monitor our pathways to recruitment and the effectiveness of our online advertisements

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    Your personal data will be retained by Legg Mason for six months, or longer in accordance with our legal obligations, including, but not limited to, our data and record retention policy.

    The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), including the United States. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, one of our group companies or for one of our (or our group companies') suppliers. These non-European Union countries may not have the same or equivalent data protection laws as the European Union.  If such transfer occurs, we will ensure that such processing of your personal data is in compliance with applicable data protection laws.

    If you are successful in your application, further information will be requested from you (including but not limited to credit history and criminal and/or civil background screening information). 

    This Privacy Notice is part of our larger Privacy Policy.  For further information, including but not limited to, Information Security, Changes to the Privacy Policy and Contact Information & Data Subject Rights Requests, please see our main Privacy Policy. If you wish to exercise any of the rights you have in respect of your personal data, including but not limited to, your right to access, amend/rectify, erase, port, restrict or otherwise object to our use of your personal data as described here, you should advise Legg Mason by email toprivacy@leggmason.com



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