Product Development Executive - Private Assets

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Investment Management
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Team Overview

The Private Assets business, created in 2017, draws together Schroders’ investment expertise in private equity, real estate, infrastructure financing, insurance linked securities and private debt. 

Further information about Schroders can be found at www.schroders.com or on Schroders Talking Point http://www.schroders.com/en/uk/tp/ .


Overview of role
Specific areas of involvement include, but are not limited to:
• Working with Investment teams, Distribution and the Head of Product Development for Private Assets to perform initial vetting and viability of new product ideas
• Project manage new initiatives, build a business case, define scope and timeframe
• Work with various internal stakeholders (e.g. Legal, Tax, Compliance, Operations, Risk) to assign responsibilities
• Coordinate the drafting of fund offering materials
• Coordinate obtaining internal approval, where needed external regulatory approval or notification of new products through to soft launch
• Manage the existing product line and adapt, as appropriate, to changing requirements
• Conduct research and analysis of industry trends, competitors and product characteristics


Skills required
Specific skill sets required include, but are not limited to:
• Possess knowledge of fund structures and domiciles
• Excellent project management skills
• Positive attitude
• Strong analytical skills, meticulous, proactive and able to think creatively
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with colleagues and external parties of all levels, team player
• Exposure to alternative asset classes would be advantageous


Personal attributes
The ideal candidate shall have a university degree and possess strong quantitative and deductive reasoning skills. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of financial products, strong initiative and be able to follow through on projects, and lead project teams and initiatives independently.  It is preferable that candidates have previous relevant experience of product development (or possibly product management or product specialism, dependent on scope of role) in an asset management background. The candidate must be a team player with careful attention to detail and a willingness to support all varied tasks.  IT proficiency, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint are a must.


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