Product Specialist - Pooled Funds - UCITS - Asset Management

09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Product Specialist - Pooled Funds - UCITS - Asset Management Client


6 Months Contract

My client is a global leader in delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration. I am currently recruiting on their behalf for an experienced Product Specialist to work onsite in their London offices.

This role is working within Pooled Product Management and is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of a number of different fund ranges, including two Irish domiciled ICVCs and a Common Contractual Fund. The team is also responsible for a Dutch domiciled UCITS FGR which is utilizes the Irish Management Company passport into the Netherlands. The funds are predominantly equity and fixed income index trackers, although there is a push towards engineered equity, as well as cash. The team consists of four members and this role will report to the Head of Pooled Product.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

* Work as part of small team supporting the day to day requirements for various pooled product fund ranges ensuring relevant fund documentation is in place and governance processes are followed.
* Assist the manager of the team ensuring more junior members have a clear understanding of daily, weekly and monthly priorities through daily team huddles and weekly team meeting as needed. Proactively identify training gaps as needed and assist more junior members on complex queries or technical matters. Long term goal of building out the team's technical pooled product knowledge is the key to the success of this role.
* Provide technical fund expertise to internal and external clients as required across NTGI's product suite and keep knowledge up to date with a product set that constantly needs to evolve and grow in response to growing business needs and client demands.
* Ability to develop strong relationships both internally (Sales, legal, RFP, PMs, risk & compliance) and externally (tax advisors, administrators, custodians and Mancos) helping build out the pooled product teams reputation as the go to' team for technical product related queries.
* Proactively identify areas for process improvement, ensuring training manuals, policies and procedures are kept up to date. In consultation with the Head of Pooled Product identify ways to streamline and enhance the overall fund governance and lifecycle management of the funds making recommendations to senior management as and when needed.

Skills and Experienced Required

* Extensive experience in a product development/management particularly UCITS Fund ranges, ideally Irish domiciled.
* Strong experience within a product governance/change management environment for a global asset manager.
* Previous people management skills in a team lead role preferred as there will be an expectation to develop, mentor and coach more junior members of the team as and when needed.
* Ability to work in a very fast paced and ever changing environment which can be quite pressurised at times.
* Experienced in dealing with and developing relationships with Sales and distribution partners, knowing when and how to push back and at the same time deliver results.
* Excellent project management and communication skills a must have.
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