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14/09 Nandini
Consultant at CareerNet

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Product Manager - European Fund (7-10 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 1314342

The main objectives of the role holder will be to:

- Work with the Product Development team and external legal counsel to include any new product updates ensuring they are clearly defined in the prospectus and communicated to relevant stakeholders.

- Deliver & implement regulatory change within documentation for both Global ranges. Liaison with external legal counsel, internal risk/compliance teams as well as operational and business transformation teams to write updates to prospectus narratives and provisions ensuring a level of consistency with other platforms.

- Log and track updates to prospectuses and manage stakeholder expectations through to delivery including regulatory approval and operational and investment teams.

- Work with members of the Management Company in Luxembourg to ensure for awareness and input to documentation changes. Presentation of changes to senior committees and Fund Boards to obtain governance approvals on prospectus changes.

- Completion of any Post Implementation Reviews and Product reviews where appropriate.

- Project work - assist in ad hoc project work such as pricing models/principles and product changes. Work on any regulatory change projects that impact Global products.

From a governance perspective :

- Support the management of Fund Board activities with the onshore senior product governance managers. Ownership for assigned Fund Boards

- Liaison with appointed Cosec on Board meeting pack preparation, circular resolutions, meeting action points

- Manage meeting timetable and relationship with internal and external Directors

- In conjunction with Senior Product Governance manager for Luxembourg, ensure annual review of relevant policies and insurance and liaison with the Management Company.

Principal Accountabilities :

Key activities and decision making areas :

- Working with relevant teams (product development, legal, compliance, investment etc) to update and manage the assigned prospectus documentation, driving and supporting the implementation of regulatory changes.

- To manage new product inclusions and product changes within the prospectus documentation.

- Produce or assist in the production of ancillary documentation such as Shareholder notices, regulatory submissions with the external legal counsel, downstream KIIDs/KIDs.

- To log and track changes and communicate changes to a broad range of stakeholders within and outside the Asset Management Own assigned platforms from a governance perspective, working with Cosec, Fund Boards to fulfil all the regulatory obligations associated with management of Board meetings, financial statement production, regulatory filings etc.

- Assist in any governance related approvals and provide recommendations to enhance processes

- Work on and execute initiatives to streamline processes, either through technology or offshoring, resulting in improving efficiency.

- Support the business by providing appropriate information and documentation to help service the business to fulfil regulatory and commercial obligations.

- Work with relevant internal teams in the identification of reporting and demonstration of compliance with ESG criteria

Typical Targets and Measures :

- Number of projects being coordinated and managed

- Quality of the deliverables (of the due diligence, inputs from all key stakeholders, highlighting/resolving the identified issues)

- Capacity to deliver on time

- Submitting project proposals / product propositions, with resulting approvals

- Quality of deliverables (minutes, submissions, etc.)

Customers / Stakeholders :

- Develop good working relationships with other members of the Product team - (Product Development, Product Delivery and Product Support)

- Work with the ESG/Sustainability product team on inclusion of any relevant disclosures and ESG updates to prospectuses

- Senior Product governance managers, the Manco team in Lux and external legal advisers.

- Fund Board members including NEDs require a level of interaction and management.

Typical Targets and Measures :

- Stakeholder feedback

- Leadership & Teamwork

- Member of the Global Product team with a primacy for product management and governance for Global managed and distributed products.

- Cross border networking with other teams.

- Liaising and coordinating with other functions/teams and stakeholders within AM and the Group

Typical Targets and Measures :

- Stakeholder feedback

- Operational Effectiveness & Control

- To operate in accordance with the principles laid out in the AM FIM, the AM policies and the and Global NBC Terms of Reference

Typical Targets and Measures :

- Compliance to the relevant set of guidelines / internal processes: FIM requirements, AM Product approval, TCF policy

Major Challenges :

- Engaging with all stakeholders within Asset Management to ensure proper coordination prospectus updates/changes.

- Manage multiple initiatives (at different levels of granularity) which have overlapping timelines, ensure timely delivery in a compliant and risk controlled manner.

- Adapt to changing business priorities.

- Building strong relationships and trust with colleagues and stakeholders.

- Become SME for assigned product ranges and Fund Board platforms.

Role Context :

The role of the Product Manager is to support delivery of business growth so that each project meets:

- AM exacting standards and the brand; and

- Client and market needs and expectations.

- Minimises risks associated with Sustainability

Management of Risk :

- Adheres to processes and controls to identify and mitigate risks and ensures timely escalation of control issues and reputation risks.

- Is aware of the Operational Risk scenario associated with the role and acts in a manner that takes account of operational risk considerations.

- Is cogniscent of regulatory risk and strives to mitigate such risk

Observation of Internal Controls :

- Maintains internal control standards and addresses audit points and/or any issues raised by regulators in a timely manner

- Understands, follows and demonstrates compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business in which the jobholder is involved, specifically Internal Controls and any Compliance policy including, inter alia, the Group Compliance policy.

- Understand the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principles, Asset Management's TCF philosophy and how this affects your role. Act in a manner that takes account of these principles to ensure fair outcomes for customers

Role Dimensions :

- Non quantifiable in terms of income/revenues or budget

- Number of projects being managed, quality of the work and engagement with other stakeholders will be critical

Qualifications :

What you will need to succeed in the role :

Knowledge & Experience / Qualifications :

- Knowledge of prospectus management with regulatory interaction via legal counsel, preferably with European fund ranges.

- Knowledge of European Fund Board requirements and their regulatory obligations.

- Ability to demonstrate significant previous project management and product delivery experience at an established asset manager.

- Self-starter, who takes ownership, works with minimal supervision and can deliver the right solutions.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, an ability to communicate with impact.

- Ability to plan, prioritise and manage multiple complex initiatives (at different levels of granularity).

- Independent thinker who has an enquiring mindset.

- Drive, energy and eager to progress in the role.

- Flexible attitude.

- Attention to detail.

- Team-player.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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