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Product Analyst

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8 January 2021


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Our client is a prestigious investment management house. Due to continued company success, they are now looking to recruit a Product Analyst to join their high performing team on a permanent basis.

The Product Analyst will have a primary focus on existing funds in the range and the general ‘product management agenda’ for multiple fund families.

The Product Analyst will take responsibility for the following:

  • Product Management: review and implement changes to existing funds
  • Making changes such as client requests and regulatory driven changes, including any changes driven by SFDR to the Environmental /Sustainable (“E/S”)
  • Draft required amendments to the prospectus/offering documentation in relation to the above and help navigate through relevant governance forums for approval
  • Regulatory change: support the Product Manager by maintaining an active interest and a working knowledge of upcoming regulations that impact regulated funds
  • A particular focus on SFDR is expected as this regulation evolves, and new data sources become available
  • Working with Marketing Compliance, Product Marketing and the IPFS investment teams to ensure that fund marketing (presentations, factsheets and web content) is accurate
  • Maintaining a good understanding of SFDR, including Fund E/S characteristics and the distinctions made between Article 6, 8, and 9 Funds for marketing content purposes.
  • Support the oversight and management of certain components of the funds infrastructure, including guideline reviews, annual investment policy reviews, seed capital allocations, fund manager changes and committee meeting preparation
  • Aid in monitoring and maintaining data on existing funds such as target markets, concentration of underlying investor groups, capacity constraints and closet trackers
  • Provide updates to the Management Committees and Boards as required
  • Build relevant fund range expertise, become a subject matter expert to aid internal stakeholders answer client-specific queries related to fund changes, fund characteristics, end investor suitability and regulations, particularly in relation to SFDR
  • Support the team through the navigation of internal applications, by extracting, manipulating and presenting data relevant to Product Development and Management projects

The Product Analyst will meet the following criteria:

  • Extensive experience within Product (Management, Development or Governance)
  • 3+ years’ experience within asset management
  • Familiarity with fund regulations and change, particularly SFDR
  • Good inter-personal skills and able to establish healthy working relationships
  • Positive collegial attitude

This is an excellent opportunity for asset management candidates with Product experience looking for a new role within a top tier buy-side house.

If you believe your experience meets the criteria, please apply with your CV.

Mason Blake acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Mason Blake is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age

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