Product Development Manager

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Role Overview


The job focuses on product development for the retail, wholesale, HNWI and institutional client segments of the asset management business, supporting Schroder Investment Management Singapore.



Job Responsibilities

  • Own end-to-end responsibility of the fund structuring and documentation process. This includes preparation of prospectuses, product highlight sheets, information memorandums, private offering memorandums, trust deeds and such other relevant offering and constitutive documents of both new and existing collective investment schemes and ensuring that such offering documents are in compliance with the relevant regulations at all times
  • Administers communications to intermediaries and/or registered unitholders for fund-related matters
  • Oversees and co-ordinates the EGM process, ensuring that all timeline are strictly adhered to
  • Tracks all fund-related expenses to ensure compliance with regulatory and internal guidelines
  • Manage the registration of new collective investment schemes in Singapore -
  • Manage communications with CPF Board on CPF IS matters -
  • Assist in fund vehicle arrangements in the applicable jurisdiction(s) to enable distribution of these collective investment schemes via feeder or direct approach
  • Review and identify product line expansions and growth / diversification plans
  • Work closely with the product development team-mates to identify and develop products that meet the needs of the different client segments.
  • Work with various internal stakeholders (e.g., Fund Services, Portfolio Services, Legal and Compliance) to ensure timely delivery/ launch of products.
  • Participate in firm/ group level projects.
  • Review marketing materials according to Schroder’s marketing checklist
  • Streamline efficiencies through automation
  • Support the firm’s digital initiatives
  • Assist with new product development engagements with sales teams and external stakeholders
  • Assist on developing product propositions


Candidate Requirements  

  • Recognised banking or finance university degree with at least 5 to 8 years of prior experience in banking/asset management product development
  • Possess knowledge of mutual funds, ETFs, UCITS, and other investment products / financial instruments
  • Possess strong knowledge of Singapore’s regulations relating to MAS CIS and CPF IS schemes
  • Strong analytical skills, meticulous, proactive and able to think creatively
  • Excellent PC skills and software applications skills, including spreadsheet analysis
  • Independent worker with excellent verbal and report-writing skills
  • Ability to drive and manage projects within timelines
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with colleagues and external parties of all levels
  • Driven to want to streamline and improve the efficiency of the way of doing things
  • Inquisitive to want to find out the rationale rather than just accepting things as they are
  • Strong team player and quick to adapt to changes


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