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Product Director - Indices in London - Ropemaker Place

Product Director - Indices

London - Ropemaker Place

Product Director: Strategy Indices


The Product Director is a business development role which supports clients who develop passive investment strategies which rely on multi-asset indices. Product Director brings experience from the field of structured products or quantitative investment strategy. Successful candidates will have client relationship skills and experience delivering under pressure.

Duties & accountabilities

  • Act as the face to structured product traders to facilitate new index requests and changes. Support clients understanding of IAS capabilities.
  • Act as a liaison between index development, operations, product management, and governance teams to facilitate client service delivery.
  • Analyse requirements to support commercial proposals and project planning
  • Provide expertise to support index committee discussions and act as the voice of the customer internally
  • Coordinate and manage the delivery of new index products and enhancements of existing index products for clients
  • Support user acceptance
  • Write, revise, and edit documentation of support materials, marketing literature and policies to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
  • Assist Product team in initiating projects, defining scope, assessing resources, creating plans and communicating at all levels.
  • Advise data input sourcing teams on index product requirements, use and alternatives.
  • Collaborate with partners to integrate capabilities and support value creation for clients.
  • Support product and development teams in managing project risks and issues, dependencies & assumptions, including developing contingency plans.
  • Liaise with clients, and operations to communicate operational issues
  • Propose and champion product and business improvements based on outputs of post project reviews and day to day experiences
  • Conduct competitive market analysis to determine commercial product strategy and opportunity size

Education and experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience within Financial Services
  • Experienced in structured products sales and/or quantitative trading strategies
  • Experience with indices, analytics and market data
  • Familiar with index governance, IOSCO principles and control frameworks
  • Experience with Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Factset or other desktop vendors
  • Expert with excel
  • Experience with Python, MatLab or scripting languages a plus
  • Graduate degree (MS, MBA) preferred.
  • Understanding of general financial terms and principals required
  • Interest in financial markets and transactions required.
  • Experience with data and feeds desired

Personal impact

  • Client relationship management skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and consistently meet tight deadlines, Excellent estimating and planning skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple clients/projects simultaneously
  • Able to take ownership and coordinate joint responsibilities
  • Competence in liaising with Clients, Product, Development and Operations stake holders.
  • Able to facilitate meeting where required and drive action plans
  • Take ownership of the programme of work, ensuring process, infrastructure and communication mechanisms are maintained.


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