Senior Product Manager

Employer
M&G Group
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 20, 2019
Closes
Mar 22, 2019
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Senior Product Manager:

Working with M&G Prudential as a Senior Product Manager means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Role:

This individual will provide direction and leadership in respect of new product development and the ongoing management of the product range. This is a wide and diverse product range with a strong focus on alternative assets with multiple product structures across four fund domiciles. Asset classes covered include: corporate bonds, private placements, leveraged finance, direct lending, asset backed securities, real estate finance, distressed debt, infrastructure debt and equity and private equity.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Acting as product sponsor in the development and delivery of new products ensuring that initiatives follow the Product Development and Management process, taking an active position on fund launch Steering Committees and ensuring fund documentation is fit for purpose.
  • Leading product management reviews, ensuring that the product range remains fit for purpose in terms of client expectations, pricing, profitability and the prevailing regulatory landscape.
  • Maintaining an up to date knowledge of market and industry trends and regulation and assessing their impact on the existing product set and encouraging product innovation.
  • Providing product input into M&G Prudential group projects.
  • Assisting with the development of product strategy.

Job & Personal Skills:

The candidate must have demonstrable experience within the asset management industry, ideally in a product development / management role. They should have a strong understanding of different fund structures and domiciles including both regulated and unregulated funds with strong knowledge of alternative investment funds. They should also be able to demonstrate their knowledge of portfolio management across fixed income and alternative asset classes.
  • Highly motivated, proactive, resilient and flexible.
  • Organised and able to manage multiple initiatives concurrently and prioritise workload appropriately.
  • Self starter with a track record of working on own initiative to tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills with excellent analytical and report writing skills.

Essential:
  • Experience within the asset management industry, preferably in a product development / management role.
  • Good knowledge of different product structures and alternative asset classes.

Desirable:
  • Detailed knowledge of capital markets (including public and private debt and alternative investment strategies)
  • Detailed knowledge of a range of product jurisdictions and relevant regulations (e.g. AIFMD, UCITS, MiFID II).
  • Degree level academic qualification (or equivalent).
  • IMC / CFA / CAIA

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

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