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Climbing the Funds Ladder

  • Publish Date: Posted 16 June 2021
  • Author: Faron Le Prevost

​Despite Covid-19 having caused significant disruption across the global economy, the Jersey funds industry weathered the storm and has shown a strong resilience against other wealth management sectors. This makes forging a career within the funds and private equity sectors in particular an attractive prospect to jobseekers thinking of a career change into funds administration or accountancy. AP Personnel are also seeing an increasing amount of school leavers interested in working in the funds sector, when deciding which industry to embark their future career path in. The island has many distinct advantages in the marketability of all types of funds products by being strategically placed between the UK and EU. This location enables the Channel Island’s fund houses to market their range of products to a wider and diverse marketplace. Bullish investors have taken particular interest in the fintech market as an area for growth, particularly over the long term with several leading fund industry analysts re-iterating their unmatched growth potential to clients. The potential of working in funds is that there are numerous professional qualifications available such as the entry level Certificate in Offshore Administration right through to the industry recognised Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Diploma. Both of these courses are offered to individuals at Highlands College. Environmentally Sustainable Growth Funds or ESG for short are very much the next big thing to come into the product market with several fund managers already adopting and incorporating a minimum percentage of their entire portfolio to this area as part of the investment portfolio. Significant investments in renewable energy companies over recent years are seen to be the most popular “green” choice amongst industry leaders and the Jersey market is very much in position to be a prominent offshore market competitor in this interesting 21st century product vehicle. There are also a growing number of home study online courses and certifications that can be obtained through the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. This involves providing participants with a workbook and audio/visual aids which offer individuals to specify a particular niche topic, where they are able to self-study and become qualified in. Popular ones such as Islamic Finance for example. At AP Personnel we know all too well the significance and growing presence that the fund industry has in Jersey. We have successfully helped many local businesses to fulfil their staffing requirements with local and licence / work permit candidates. The current fund job market is definitely an ‘employees’ one with plenty of opportunity to build and expand your career. Talk to one of our experts regarding current job opportunities in the island by visiting our newly refurbished offices in The Parade, or visit our website to see the latest vacancies and sign up for our job alerts –