Product Analyst – Product Management & Oversight
The role will suit an enthusiastic professional with a minimum of 3-5 years relevant work experience within the mutual funds industry and interested in furthering their career within Product Management (Product Governance, Project Management & Documentation) with ongoing exposure to Distribution Oversight and Product Development. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent organisation and communication skills (both verbal and written) and be comfortable dealing with both internal and external stakeholders as well as outsourcers in dispersed geographic locations. Duties
• Supporting the Governance and Oversight structures for Product control including Product Committees for MIFL's mutual fund (primarily Ucits) as well as co-ordinating reporting to and approvals from Board level.
• Involvement in cross functional project management for the delivery of important product related initiatives such as new fund launches and restructurings, process re-engineering and automation projects.
• Supporting the drafting and delivery of Regulatory and client product documentation. Following Regulatory approval to undertake responsibility for local management and oversight of Distributor documentation management, including translations, version control and dissemination and publication on group websites.
• Input into the work of the broader department as and when required. The broader department is responsible for
o Product Development including new product launches and existing product
enhancements based on market intelligence and structured product reviews
o Business Development including the development and delivery of Distributor
supports to commercialise MIFL & MIL products Skills & Competencies
o Knowledge of Regulatory frameworks and processes, legal and financial product documentation as well as an overview of the investment process and associated concepts / terminology desirable;
o Flexible, independent, self-starter with the ability to multi-task in the face of competing demands and according to strict time constraints;
o Strong technology skills to include Microsoft product suite and ability to adapt new technologies to deliver value adding product insights and/or client solutions
o Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy with strong organisational skills and the ability to perform under pressure and within tight deadlines
o Fluent English a requirement with fluency in one of the following additional European languages (Italian, Spanish or German) a definite advantage;
o A personable individual, service oriented with excellent communication skills, both oral & written as well as advanced levels of Word, Excel & PowerPoint; Qualifications & Experience
o Have a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience within the funds or investment industry with investment documentation management / product management / product implementation experience a major plus;
o Broad operational or investment funds experience with a knowledge of investment products, asset classes, drivers of economic and asset class performance an advantage;