Product Development Analyst / Funds Specialist

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  • Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland Geneva Geneve CH
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Ficoba Consultants
  • 19 Mar 18 2018-03-19

Product Development Analyst / Funds Specialist - Asset Management - Geneva

Our client, an Asset Manager based in Geneva, is looking for a

Product Development Analyst / Funds Specialist

Job purpose:

  • Contribute to the achievement of the objectives set for the Product Development team : maintain the quality of the AM offer and create new product/strategy to sustain sales and distribution strategy (including development of new products/strategies, AM funds range management and marketing intelligence)
  • Project manager on major projects (including product launch) for the Asset Management activity.


Products & Strategies Development

Contribute to products and strategies development, in particular by participating actively to committees (preparation and implementation)

  • Collaborate with portfolio managers, product specialists and sales teams to identify gaps or opportunities in the AM funds range
  • Development/implementation of new strategies : definition (investment strategy, objective, risk-return profile, authorized instruments, …), client base, positioning (internal and external), project management of product launch (implementation of committees decisions), contribution to the selection of new managers and investment teams to on-board in order to broaden the AM expertise

Marketing Intelligence

Analysis and monitoring of market trends and the AM positioning, including quantitative (AUM, flows) and qualitative data to identify opportunities of development and changes that may impact existing funds

  • Perform evaluation of industry trends, analyse competitive data to develop and manage positioning of the AM funds and prepare to the AM management activity, portfolio managers and business development department with marketing intelligence reports

Fund Range Management

Maintain the quality of the AM offer to sustain sales and distribution strategy

  • Ensure implementation of committee’s decisions and close follow up of all actions and projects related to product reshaping, merger, liquidation, etc.
  • Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) defined for the fund range


Project manager

Project managers on all projects related to the launch of new strategy, the modification of existing products and major projects for the Asset Management activity.



Professional experience:

  • 5-10 experience in asset management / mutual funds
  • Prior experience in a product development team
  • Experience and knowledge in funds selection and/or product specialist
  • Project management skills and experience

Personality characteristics:

  • Organised, structured, precise
  • Ability to work alone, proactive approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and set priorities
  • Strong communication skills


  • Degree in Finance

Language skills:

  • Fluent French and English