Senior Specialist Product Lifecycle

Portfolio & Fund Services
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Company Overview

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the globe meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. As the world changes, so do our client needs. 

For this reason Schroders has a long history of adapting to suit the times whilst keeping our focus on what matters most - our clients. Doing this requires talent and expertise. 

We bring our top talent and data together to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to consistently invest with conviction. Schroders globally is responsible for over £400 billion of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 4,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

We are part of a global business that is managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the forefront of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our client needs and interests. 

Explore our interactive timeline to see how we’ve been shaping financial futures since our beginning.

Role Overview:

The Senior Specialist Product Lifecycle, reporting into the Head of Product Lifecycle, is a key stakeholder for the Management Company to up skill the current department function and workforce with strong product expertise for Public Assets.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting our strategic roadmap which centres around coordination of new Public Asset pipeline activity such as Fund and Share Class Launches, Mergers and Liquidations. A key element of the role will be leveraging from other parts of the Schroders group and external providers in support of the Schroders Global Strategy.

The successful candidate will bring extensive knowledge of Public Asset product lifecycle events and has a proven track record of successfully leading and implementing fund events in this asset class. They will demonstrate excellent communication and management skills in order to convey and deliver in line with the Schroders Global Strategy. This is an international role which requires engagement with Schroders staff throughout our network.

Key functions of the role:

Lead product initiatives across Public assets for SIMEU from initiation to implementation (including impact analysis, legal document co-ordination, verifying structure, timetable, project plan)

Extensive Public Asset background is essential to support the product lifecycle, from both legal and operational setup perspectives (e.g. pro-actively supporting the launch of new products, facilitate the discussions with Products, Distribution and Operations)
Provide pro-active advice to peers and stakeholders on product options covering Luxembourg funds available in the Schroders fund range. And show thought leadership to bring new product proposals across the line by closely collaborating with key stakeholders (e.g. Portfolio Management, Distribution and Product Functions within the group) 

Bring together project teams and participate in projects which involve a broad range of providers and stakeholders at all level of seniority. It involves actively managing and aligning the interests of those stakeholders in a collaborative manner. 

Analyse product proposals in terms of operational feasibility, advise on alternative options and identify potential pain points and constraints and plan product roll-out and implementation 

Coordinating and leading project teams for operational readiness (e.g. the (sub)team in charge for co-ordinate required updates of offering documents/PPMs, drive process locally. Review fund and fund-related documentation (e.g. KIID or PRIPS, management regulations, articles of incorporation, etc.), to ensure consistency and advise on updates

Review shareholder communications and manage the review cycle locally (timeline, sign-off, translations, despatch)

Participation in projects within Luxembourg or Group 

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