Product Operations and Oversight Manager

  • Competitive GBP
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Contract, Full time
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd
  • 17 Sep 18 2018-09-17

We are looking for an Product Operations and Oversight Manager with a strong understanding of the full product lifecycle and appreciation of how different departments interact within asset management.

Dimensional is a global investment firm guided by deep convictions about the power of capital markets.  We are a leader in applying advanced financial science to equity and fixed income investment strategies.  By employing a rigorous and systematic investment approach, we seek to capture what the market offers in all its dimensions.

For more than 30 years, we have translated research into real-world investment solutions for clients.  Our clients include financial advisory, pension funds, retirement plans, college savings plans, insurance companies, endowments and foundations, and sovereign wealth funds.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with 12 offices around the world, Dimensional manages $582 billion globally as of June 30, 2018.


Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Product Manager will be responsible for the implementation of Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd’s (‘DFAL’) product related initiatives.


A truly broad and varied role which allows the successful candidate to oversee the full product lifecycle including but not limited to. product management, fund launches, project management and product governance.


To be effective in this role, the individual will need to gain a detailed understanding of the fund ranges, including where and how they are distributed.  Strong interpersonal and organisational skills are desirable as the individual will interact with all areas of the business to get things done.


The successful individual will gain extensive experience across the full product lifecycle and exposure to the local leadership team and global executives.  There is also opportunity to support the Commercial Manager and Portfolio Management team to implement other corporate or investment initiatives from time to time.


Primary responsibilities:

•Drive product initiatives to completion, including share class launches, fund country registrations, paying agent appointments, fund mergers and closures
•Support Dimensional’s product governance framework, including driving working groups, reporting and asset tracking
•Co-ordinate business case approvals for new product initiatives
•Assist the global Portfolio Management Operations team with client on-boarding and fund launches, as needed
•Co-ordinate implementation of product changes, such as investment strategy and management fees
•Produce comparative analysis for fund pricing
•Maintain UCITS business process flow documentation and responsibilities
•Support the distribution of product and regulatory data to vendors and intermediaries

Experience required:

•A minimum of three years’ relevant experience in an asset management or consulting firm.
•Strong organisational/project management skills
•Experience in UCITS product management and distribution would be desirable.
•Attention to detail, including dealing with significant amounts of data, regulatory fund documentation and contracts
•A strong understanding of product launches and lifecycles
•Ability to navigate and build effective partnerships in a complex global firm
•be an effective communicator to articulate business case approvals
•Working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.

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