Chief Operating Officer Asset Management

  • Experience level : Senior
  • Activity : Asset Management
  • Office : Geneva
Member of the SAM Executive Committee in charge of the management and supervision of the operational platform of the asset management business globally to support business growth, while keeping costs and risks under control.
Your missions


Assumes all operational responsibilities for SAM, ensure coordination among the departments under his/her direct responsibility and the sales & investment business lines, as well as optimising costs and risks

Supervise and coordinate the relationship of SAM with the Group Shared Services such as IT, Finance, Trading, Logistics & Internal Audit

Manage and monitor the operational cost base and the capital expenditure program of SAM

Supervise the middle office and manage the Head of the Middle Office SAM

Supervise fund-related activities and manage the Head of the Fund Administration & Business Support and the Head of Rebates & Client Holdings

Supervise legal & compliance activities and manage the General Counsel SAM

Supervise risks, reporting and performance measurement activities and manage the Chief Risk Officer SAM

The COO SAM is a member of the SAM Executive Committee, the SAM Risk Committee, as well as a board member/chairman of some legal entities of the SYZ Group.




Your profile

Professional experience:

  • In depth understanding of asset management and of their operational needs, and a good grasp of the legal and tax issues and inherent business risk
  • 10-15 year track-record in a similar function within a similar fast paced organization, or vast experience in a financial business consultancy firm
  • Direct experience with at least one of the following regulatory entities; FINMA, FCA and CSSF
  • Confirmed experience working within the UCITS framework and strong knowledge of MIFID II


Personality characteristics:

  • Curiosity and innovation driven personality who understands processes with strong will for improvement
  • Track record of excellent people management, team leadership and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of operational linked IT issues in asset management
  • Drive and desire to build a world leader
  • Excellence in project management with an hands on approach when needed and result oriented personality
  • Inspiring leader, whom listens to and encourages his staff
  • Keeping the finger on the pulse of the organization and industry trends, competitors
  • Drive to run a cost conscious and most efficient organization across all departments


IT Skills:

  • At ease with IT project management, especially those relating to Asset Management Industry; Bloomberg AIM a plus


Language requirements:

  • Fluent in French and English
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