Business Development Support

  • Above market rate
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • The Emerald Group
  • 16 Oct 17 2017-10-16

My client is one of the worlds most prestigious asset managers who are looking to grow their team in London.

Whilst the role is an inital 6 month contract, both previous hires into this role have managed to secure permanent positions within the team. W

Position Overview 

The Business Development Support Team (BDS) is responsible for supporting new business opportunities and client servicing. The team is a portal for firm and product information – responsible for completing Requests for Proposals, Due Diligence documents, Questionnaires, Consultant or Third-Party databases as well as ad hoc requests for both internal and external clients. Our dedicated, multi-lingual team service EMEA, Latin America and Asia.

Essential Job Functions 

The day-to-day focus of theBDS Analyst / Associate role will be the support of our marketing and client service account management team in the form of document and data completion. 

The position encompasses a broad range of responsibilities including: 

 Ensure all document/data assignments are completed accurately within deadline and to a high standard. We aim to create professional, client-focused proposals and servicing pieces that highlight the benefits of our investment solutions. 

 Provide product information, gather critical data to respond orally and in writing to ad-hoc information requests 

 Complete/coordinate databases that support business and consultant efforts 

 Assist with the maintenance/prepare reports of standard RFP language/responses 

 Ensure data (assets under management, investment professional, etc.) is suitable and up-to-date for regional use 

 Engage in regional/product coverage allocated based on experience and language skills 

 Actively adhere to team procedures and contribute to maintaining risk mitigation practices 

 Share ideas and leverage work wherever possible across the team 

 Contribute to and grow with the organization through a variety of developmental assignments (the nature of which will be based on available opportunities and actual performance in the current role) 


 Excellent writing skills 

 Demonstrated experience with RFP/documentation completion a plus 

 Demonstrated experience with an established asset manager a plus 

 Ethical, collaborative, organised, self-starter, accountable and possessing the ability to flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities, as business needs dictate. 

 Completion of degree from an accredited, leading business school or university 

 Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and reasonable proficiency with 


 Demonstrate/enjoy writing in English. Other language skills, especially Italian, are highly desirable but not a necessity 

 Demonstrate the ability to organise and communicate information effectively in writing and interpersonal communications 

 Demonstrate the ability to work within tight deadlines while maintaining a high standard of work product 

 Demonstrate the sensitivity to work effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel both internally and externally 

 Intellectually curious, enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management 

 Knowledge of fixed income highly desirable; and/or background in macroeconomics