Investment Control Manager


Dublin, IE

Company:  Irish Life Investment Managers

Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), the investment management company within Irish Life Assurance, part of Great-West Lifeco (GWL) Group, manages assets of over €90bn. ILIM provides investment products and solutions to both institutional and retail clients, offering a full range of active and indexed fund management products. 



We are currently looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Investment Control Manager to work within the Investment Risk group. The Investment Risk function in ILIM has three core areas of focus:



-    Provide challenge to the business on existing and emerging risks
-    Independently monitor and analyse portfolio risk
-    Oversee governance across investment functions and processes



This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team with a broad mandate covering equities, bonds, currency, property, and alternative investments.


We have embraced a hybrid working model for most of our positions, which means that you can enjoy a balanced approach of working from home for part of the week and working from the office for the remainder of the week.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package including competitive salaries and bonuses, robust Learning and Development support, excellent Defined Contribution pension and comprehensive Wellbeing initiatives and support to name but a few.  Further details on our benefits package can be accessed here Benefits (


The Role

Reporting to the Head of Investment Risk the role will involve:


•    Responsibility for ensuring the proper implementation of ILIM’s investment mandates by providing second line oversight of mandate management
•    Ensuring mandate rules (including regulatory rules) are captured correctly on ILIM’s fund management systems.
•    Working closely with the Fund Managers, to review and approve mandate breach alerts generated by the fund management system, including those resulting from proposed trades.
•    Providing expertise to the business on UCITS / AIFM / SEC and other regulatory mandate rules and limits.
•    Working closely with the Head of Investment Risk to produce and develop investment risk reports for fund management, Irish Life group, boards, clients and the regulator.

Desired Knowledge / Experience / Skills

The ideal candidate will have:


•    A third level degree and/or post graduate or industry qualification in a numerical discipline such as Accounting, Quantitative Economics/Finance, Econometrics, Risk Management, Funds Regulation and Compliance etc. 
•    Relevant experience within a similar role and/or investments background 
•    Demonstrated knowledge in investment management, risk management and fund regulation
•    Proven knowledge and exposure to various asset classes including Equity, Bonds, FX and Equity Options
•    Proven ability to successfully communicate complex material in a clear and coherent fashion to both internal and external parties
•    Proven ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented collaborative environment 
•    Ability to multitask and effectively co-ordinate priorities, tasks and resources to achieve favourable outcomes on time and budget.
•    Ability to respect deadlines and to set realistic timescales for all the tasks and projects at hand.



Behavioural Competencies

Communication and Influencing
Drive for Results
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Team Working and Cross Functional Collaboration
Commercial Awareness


The company reserves the right to draw up a shortlist as part of the selection process.  Where Agency assistance is required the Irish Life Recruitment Team will engage directly with suppliers. Unsolicited CVs / profiles supplied to Irish Life by Recruitment Agencies will not be accepted for this role.



Irish Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer. We have created an environment of inclusion and growth to help people achieve their potential, to ensure they can bring their whole selves to work and to feel valued.  We celebrate diversity of thought and perspective and want all of our employees to feel valued, respected and supported.  


We have built a culture that promotes equality and inclusion for all of our current and future employees and strive to ensure that our behaviours, processes and practices are aligned to this culture.

If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process please contact and we will be delighted to ensure you are fully supported to be your best.   


Irish Life Investment Managers supports Equal Opportunity and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland