Product Management - Fund Range Manager

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Axa Investment Managers - Emplois
  • 18 Oct 17 2017-10-18

Within the Product Management team, the Fund Range Management team is responsible for all open-ended investment funds and fund ranges of AXA IM worldwide, both crossborder and local, with team presence in several AXA IM locations The Fund Range Manager will therefore be responsible for the above for one of AXA IM’s flagship Ireland-domiciled crossborder funds ranges.

We are an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor focused on enabling more people to harness the power of investing to meet their financial goals. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the largest asset managers in Europe, managing €717bn in assets as of the end of 2016. We employ about 2,400 people around the world and operate out of 22 countries.
We are proud to foster a high-performance culture, which means that we seek to recruit and retain people who are not only technically-skilled but also globally-minded, innovative and able to leverage their unique perspectives and life experiences to support our success as a company.

Within the Product Management team, the Fund Range Management team:
-is responsible for all open-ended investment funds and fund ranges of AXA IM worldwide, both crossborder and local, with team presence in several AXA IM locations
-manages any change or evolution that may occur over the lifecycle of a fund and/or fund range from launch date onward including “end of life”
-the objective in this activity is to maximize product optimization, relevancy and accessibility

The Fund Range Manager will therefore be responsible for the above for one of AXA IM’s flagship Ireland-domiciled crossborder funds ranges including:
-Monitoring of all activity in the funds
-Coordination of all evolution and change events including fund rationalization/ streamlining
-Day to day coverage of ad-hoc requests and adaptation to local needs
-Mid-term and longer-term optimization and project management
-Transversal topics/ project across crossborder and local ranges

Key Accountabilities:

Product Management:
-Act as the first point of contact for any fund related queries and proposals for fund modifications, as well as gatekeeper
-Provide regular and ongoing support to the fund ranges’ Board of Directors (or other relevant committee) including reporting and ad-hoc analysis
-Drive the fund range evolution in project mode: centralize all requests, conduct feasibility/ impact analysis as well as alternatives, present business cases for validation, monitor the timing and cost of implementation
-Oversee the accurate and timely execution of any changes to the fund ?
Structure the product offering:
-Adaptation of the fund ranges to local market needs: country registration, shareclass structure, fees, investment guidelines and other fund characteristics
-Evolve the funds or fund characteristics according to commercial needs and requirements in line with strategic objectives -Build and maintain a coherent AXA IM product offering in coordination with Product Development

Product Champion:
-Own the product. Be the expert on all product related matters.
-Provide and make available relevant expertise (e.g. fund range statistics, countries of distribution, shareclass characteristics) to internal clients and stakeholders
-The role requires close collaboration with the investment teams; sales teams, legal, compliance, risk and operations teams. It also requires regular and ongoing interaction with the Product Development team and the Product Intelligence team.
-Drive project and project participation that may impact the fund ranges: strategic projects (i.e. PRIIPs or MIFID II), commercial projects (i.e. repositioning of the range, new shareclass creation) and operational projects (i.e. change in pricing policy)

Role Requirements:

Technical skills:
-We seek individuals that have good problem solving skills and solid business judgment. Candidates must possess exceptional attention to detail, be responsive, and have a strong sense of accountability and ownership for their work.
-An entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative and flexible mindset is required in this highly cross-functional role where priorities and client needs often change.
-Good financial technical background, understanding of financial products/ instruments and an intellectual curiosity in global financial markets -Minimum 5 years of crossborder product management experience, preferably within asset management
-Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
-Ability to work at a fast pace with strong attention to detail, highly organized and strong project management skills

Personal competencies:
-The individual must be able to thrive in a dynamic environment where priorities change frequently and deadlines are critical -Must be able to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; both within a specific department as well as with other parts of the organization; Ability to build relationships across the business
-Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact with all levels of staff and management
-Problem solving/ Results orientation
-Fluent English required. Fluent French is a plus.
Qualifications:
-University degree or similar with master’s level in Finance, Engineering or similar