Senior Platform Governance Manager - Ref: RC13082

Our client, one of Europe’s largest Asset Managers, is looking for a Senior Platform Governance Manager to join their London team. Working closely with the Head of Fund Reviews and Platform Governance and the Head of Product Governance the successful candidate will manage duties required to support the on-boarding and monitoring of external manager funds.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Managing the Investment Only Platform, new external funds, and fund amendment pipelines in line with internal expectations.

  • Responsible for liaising with external fund managers throughout due diligence process and coordinate the operational set-up of new external funds company operating platform.

  • Perform on-going due diligence reviews for ensuring that external manager funds continue to meet expected standards

  • Prepare Management Information for Platform Management Group and Committees with oversight responsibility.

  • Deliver and continue to develop Product Management process, thereby ensuring that each PMC product is fully managed from the completion of implementation through to the end of its lifecycle.

  • Manage required product changes to bring an effective implementation of changes and closures.

  • Ensure that relevant Product Management and Product Governance processes are regularly reviewed and continue to be developed according to business need.

  • Provide product technical support on matters such as PMC fund structure, operational considerations, regulation, and tax to internal stakeholders including Product Strategy & Development, Distribution, Compliance and PMC fund operations teams.

  • Build and manage key relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure understanding of the Product Governance function and the required support for and adherence to all relevant policies and procedures.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A strong track record of delivery in a product management environment

  • Good working knowledge of the asset management industry including investor types, distributional channels, the competitor landscape and a good working technical knowledge of investment products across pooled product structures (including UCITS and non-UCITS) in UK, Ireland and Luxembourg

  • Previous experience in launching, operating, amending and closing pooled investment funds

  • Knowledge of product life cycles and the role of product management and governance within that cycle

  • Strong excel skills, including the ability to manipulate and interpret large volumes of information to identify and highlight key features and present these in a clear and concise manner

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write compelling reports and documents, the ability to negotiate at a senior level, and to successfully chair meetings with stakeholders present

  • Strong presentation skills including the ability to articulate and convey concepts and ideas to a senior audience in a clear and compelling manner

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Robert Cook on 020 7847 8870 or Peter Llewellyn on 020 7847 8873.  Alternatively, please email your CV to  http://robert@meredithbrown.com  or http://peter @meredithbrown.com

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.