Product Development Consultant - 12 month contract - Ref: AB13968
Our client, a boutique institutional asset manager with sustainability at the core of their investment offering, has a newly created role within their experienced Product team for a Product Development Consultant. You will help to develop a range of equity and fixed income based strategies and funds to support the development of the firms sustainable product strategy.
Roles & Responsibilities
Work with the Investment Team to develop and launch sustainable equity and / or fixed income strategies.
Determine the most appropriate way to launch each strategy, be that a segregated mandate or a fund, given resources, skills, risks, costs and potential revenue for the firm.
If applicable, working closely with other members of the product team, set up the fund with the UCITS platform provider.
Work closely with the Legal team to create the legal documents required to launch the strategy, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.
Project manage the launch of each strategy / fund, working closely with all teams across the business.
Provide training to the broader business to outline the key characteristics of the strategy.
Define the product guidelines, in conjunction with the portfolio manager, risk and performance teams, ensuring that they meet sales and marketing requirements, as well as meeting the firm’s sustainability requirements.
Experience & Qualifications
5-7 years minimum of Product Development experience within Asset Management
Demonstrable track record of launching UCITS Funds from idea generation to launch
Strong understanding of market and investment theory
In depth knowledge of UCITS regulatory requirements
Experience of working with external fund platforms an advantage
Knowledge of asset management industry and competitors
Robust knowledge of ESG and Sustainable products
Ideally some marketing or distribution experience
Understanding of equity and fixed income asset classes
Understanding of the relevant legal and regulatory considerations associated with launching new products across different markets and geographies
Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.