Product Development Analyst Product Development Analyst …

Schroders Investment Management
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
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Schroders Investment Management
in New York, NY
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Schroders Investment Management
Product Development Analyst
Position Overview
This newly created role will be part of the North America Product Development team and will report to and work with the Head of Product Development to define and assess product strategy initiatives, coordinate product design, oversee new product implementation and delivery mechanisms for markets in the US and Canada.
  • Manage product development activities for the US and Canadian markets for investment products and solutions across each channel
  • Monitor existing product range and continuously re-assess and make recommendations to amend as needed
  • Work closely with Distribution colleagues to assess client demand trends in the industry, recommend competitive participation and positioning
  • Understand the structure, relative benefits, competitive pricing and commercial viability of pooled vehicles for the institutional, DC and intermediary channels
  • Focus on ownership and continued buildout of the SMA business and platform
  • Work closely with the CAO, investment teams, fund services, operations, legal, compliance, finance, and risk teams in New York and their counterparts globally to review and launch products
  • Project manage the implementation of the agreed product strategy and product plans
  • Collaborate globally with partners in the global product development function
  • Coordinate with Marketing, Distribution, Operations, and other key support areas to effectively support and promote products

Key Competencies
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to think through all of the issues and research key topics thoroughly
  • An excellent communicator who demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others and shows credibility and presence in dealing with clients and colleagues
  • Has an ability to manage and implement operational plans in line with strategic decisions. Demonstrates resilience by responding positively to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Is a team player, maintains productive relationships and provides support for colleagues
  • Has the ability to formulate and communicate the long term requirements of the business. Is able to see the possibilities and consequences beyond today and beyond the local environment
  • Demonstrates energy, drive, enthusiasm and has a passion for excellence
  • Is comfortable challenging conventional wisdom, and is able to demonstrate the ability to apply analytical and logical thinking to evaluating information, draw valid conclusions and form a view. Is equally comfortable working in a iterative environment and is able to reassess an approach in light of changes
  • Is able to draw on knowledge and experience to generate creative, original ideas
  • Demonstrates intellectual flexibility and creativity in developing new solutions
  • Has the ability to thrive in a face paced, entrepreneurial culture

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience Deep knowledge of the asset management industry and competitors
  • Strong understanding of market and investment theory
  • Experience with Institutional, Intermediary and Retirement markets
  • Experience creating, launching and supporting mutual funds, ETFs, SMAs and other institutional vehicles including 3c7s and CITs
  • Strong command of the relevant legal, tax and regulatory considerations associated with launching and maintaining products across relevant markets and geographies

Preferred Qualifications
  • European and cross border market knowledge and product structures would be beneficial.

Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

EEO/Affirmative Action
Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, or protected veteran status.

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