Product Support Executive, Asian Fixed Income

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Investment Management
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Team Overview

The Fixed Income division has experienced significant growth in recent years and is a key element of Schroders’ product offering. The Product Management team sits within Investment and is responsible for managing the Fixed Income portfolio of business, allowing fund managers to focus on investing. The function acts as a conduit between the investment team and Distribution, supporting growth and ongoing profitability. The team is involved in a range of activities that include servicing existing clients, preparation for new business pitches, developing new products and being consultative subject matter experts for other parts of the company.

The Asian fixed income product team oversees all aspects of client service and marketing related to the Asian Fixed Income products. They sit within the Asian Fixed Income investment team and are fully versed in all strategies managed by the Asian Fixed Income team.

Key responsibilities of the team include:

  • Manage the Asian fixed income product range
  • Oversee product marketing and communications
  • Work closely with the various Distribution teams to drive product sales.

Key responsibilities

  • • Prepare PowerPoint presentations for client pitches, portfolio review meetings and conferences
    • Maintain monthly portfolio performance and positioning slides for all Asian FI strategies.
    • Maintain quarterly AUM, Team and Business update slides. Ensure that the updated slides are consistent across all standard presentation materials
    • Upload quarterly marketing presentations on ICE and product toolkit
    • Work with Investment Team on any new slide creation
    • Assist with ad hoc presentation updates
  • • Prepare client reporting packages on monthly and quarterly reporting cycles, including portfolio commentary and performance review
    • Assist with updating performance and positioning for monthly / quarterly report
    • Assist with drafting monthly market review 
    • Ensure monthly fund updates are uploaded on ICE
  • Provide ongoing support to the product manager, investment director and members of the investment team across the Asian managed fixed income range
  • Prepare and contribute to requests for due diligence questionnaires, proposal (RFP) documentation and maintain RFP database on an ongoing basis
    • On a quarterly basis, update and maintain standard RFP for key strategies including Asia Local Currency, Asia Total Return, Asia Credit and China Fixed income
    • On a quarterly basis, send standard RFP with updated information to Asia RFP team so that their database is consistent with the Asian FI team
  • Liaise with overseas fixed income product and distribution functions
  • Respond to ad hoc queries from internal counterparties
  • Maintain department statistics, including product AUMs and team changes
  • Maintain and update commentary and data on the company’s intranet sites and company sponsored social media
  • Manage and maintain competitor databases (Mercer, eVestment and Morningstar)
    • On a quarterly basis, ensure Composites, key statistics and any team changes in Mercer and eVestment database
    • Collate and provide a summary of quarterly peer group information from Mercer, eVestment and Morningstar to Asian FI team. Key strategies to include SISF ABTR, ALBF, ACO, RMB FI, HKD FI, SSFI
  • Respond to ad hoc queries from internal counterparties

Essential Skills

  • Knowledge of Fixed Income
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sound mathematical skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Understanding of the asset management industry
  • Proactive and flexible approach to completion of tasks
  • Deadline driven – able to prioritise
  • Demonstrable analytical skills 
  • Seasoned user of Microsoft Office packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently

Desirable Skills

  •  Knowledge of other systems an advantage, such as Bloomberg, eVestment and Morningstar
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment and meet tight deadlines

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