European Product Development Manager, Vice President

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Published
2 March 2024
Location
Blackfriars, Central London

Description

Job Description The European Product Development and Documentation team sits within the Global Product Strategy and Development team and is responsible for developing and managing the documentation of JPMorgan Asset Management's Pan-European open-ended domiciled fund ranges which comprise over 215 funds across multiple umbrella structures, which are registered in over 36 countries globally with AUM in excess of $450 billion. The team is structured into three core functions: Product Development, Product Structuring and Documentation and Strategic Initiatives. Job summary As a European Product Development Manager you will be part of a team of product development managers dedicated to managing all material product development initiatives for European domiciled funds across multiple asset classes and investment desks. You will report to the Head of the Product Development Team. You will sit within a wider team of approximately 17 product development and documentation professionals, which forms part of the Global Product Strategy and Development team. Job responsibilities Scope prioritised product ideas which include both new product ideas and enhancements/material changes to existing funds and merger/liquidations of funds. Review in depth competitor offerings to develop new product ideas in partnership with the Product Strategy Team. Assess market trends and competitor fund ranges and perform product research. Bring new funds to market including managing delivery across all functions within the business. Manage delivery of material changes to existing funds across all functions within the business. Facilitate cross-functional workshops to identify and develop business cases for new product ideas and evaluate significant changes and enhancements to existing funds. Presentation of initiatives to key internal governance forums. Develop and maintain relationships, in particular with the asset class investment desk(s), together with risk and compliance departments, operational teams, internal and external legal counsel, marketing and distribution. Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills Significant experience in the asset management industry with particular expertise in the development and delivery of investment management products, which should include UCITS products, as well as potentially alternative asset classes (e.g. private equity, hedge funds, other illiquid asset classes), alternative investment structures (e.g. Luxembourg SIFs, Part II funds) and local structures in major European domiciles. Credibility and proven ability to engage with stakeholders across disciplines (portfolio management, distribution, strategy, marketing and operations) to discuss and facilitate the delivery of projects. Sound understanding of the product development lifecycle and experience managing and delivering new products and product changes preferably within a large, highly complex, cross-functional environment. Client centric mind-set with a commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility. Influencing and interpersonal skills and comfort in working with people at all levels across all functions. Excellent written and verbal communication and an ability to articulate complex ideas, concepts, and solutions at a level appropriate and intelligible to the recipient. Project management disciplines including preferably an ability to instill structure, process, accountability, delivery and client-focus. Technical capability in the UCITS and non-UCITS environment, including related legal and tax matters and the implications for product design. A sound understanding of securities and instruments, portfolio management techniques, investment processes, and investment management products. CFA qualification or equivalent experience. A good understanding of the Pan-European asset management competitor landscape. Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills Thinking competencies - strategic, conceptual, analytical. Ability to manage projects and deliver solutions to a tight deadline. JPMorgan Chase & Co. offers an exceptional benefits programme and a highly competitive compensation package. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About Us J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world's most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives. We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. We also make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs. Visit our FAQs for more information about requesting an accommodation. About the Team J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management delivers industry-leading investment management and private banking solutions. Asset Management provides individuals, advisors and institutions with strategies and expertise that span the full spectrum of asset classes through our global network of investment professionals. Wealth Management helps individuals, families and foundations take a more intentional approach to their wealth or finances to better define, focus and realize their goals.

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