Head of Product Development and Strategy - Private Markets

London, United Kingdom
Strong Compensation
Aug 08, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
As a leading global asset manager, the firm is dedicated to creating long-term value for clients across a range of products and domiciles. The investment needs of their clients are at the heart of their proposition. They offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, as well as the very highest level of service and support.

As an Investment Manager with significant assets under management and strong capability in private markets, with aspirations of growing this range extensively.

Key activities
  • Working in partnership across Product & Client Solutions, investment teams, distribution and with key external market participants and contacts
  • Drive innovation through leveraging internal and external engagement to provide insight to feed new product development discussion
  • Oversee market/industry/client in-depth trend analysis and interpretation
  • Foster an innovative environment across teams through insight, inclusion and collaboration
  • Responsible for agreeing, in partnership with desk heads, the prioritisation of the new product development pipeline
  • Help market map and build the strategy and fund range to raise significant capital over the next 3 years
  • Ensure new concepts are appropriately tested with target end clients, and other appropriate market participants, with feedback reflected in redesign
  • Work proactively with the sales and client teams to educate/inform/update on broader private market capabilities
  • Represent new products (and existing if required) as a PM proxy to support Distribution
  • Source asset specific co-investment capital from strategic investors
  • Review current products and help to facilitate changes, restructures, mergers and liquidations of products within the Private Markets team.

Essential experience:
  • Experience in the asset management industry, with knowledge of alternative asset classes such as private equity, credit or RE, alternative investment structures
  • Thorough knowledge of key competitors and the competitive environment
  • A good working knowledge of the legal and regulatory provisions associated with the role
  • Ability to build and nurture strong relationships across the industry at a senior level
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Modelling skills and problem-solving
  • Credibility and ability to engage with senior managers across disciplines (portfolio management, distribution, strategy, marketing and operations) to discuss and facilitate the execution of strategic initiatives
  • Working understanding of the product strategy and development lifecycle and experience managing highly complex.
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