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
- 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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