Product Executive - Global and Thematics Equities

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
24 Nov 2021
24 Dec 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

We are looking for Product Executive to join the Global and Thematic Equities Product team, based in London, to support the team's Investment Directors as well as the wider Investment team. The role will be full time and based in London.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager, responsible for £700.4 billion of assets for our clients, who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We actively and responsibly manage investments for a wide range of institutions and individuals, to help them meet their financial goals as they change over time. The world is forever changing but throughout our long history we have continued to adapt our business, keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients, today and in the future.
The base

We moved into our new headquarters at London Wall Place, in the City of London, in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre, while having everything in place to work flexibly.

The team

The product teams supporting the wider investment teams act as a conduit between investment and distribution functions with respect to promoting and managing the product range, with the aim of maintaining high standards of investment performance and client servicing.

Schroders' Global & Thematic Equities team manages over $75bn across a range of global, international (Global ex US) and thematic product offerings.

The team applies a consistent philosophy built around unanticipated growth and earnings revisions as the driver of outperformance through the cycle. We benefit from the breadth and depth of Schroders' research that marries local knowledge with global perspective while thoughtfully integrating ESG and alternative data into our analysis and decision-making.

What you'll do

The role will involve acting as a link between the investment and distribution functions with respect to promoting and managing the products. The role involves assisting the investment directors in conducting product analysis and producing client-facing materials to support the investment team and distribution teams in their communications with both existing and prospective clients.

You will have to be self-motivated, detail orientated and should have the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Key tasks include but are not limited to:
• Support business growth from prospective clients as well as continued servicing of existing clients by responding to product/portfolio related enquiries in a prompt and helpful manner
• Assistance with preparation of client presentations/new business pitches, client reporting, marketing material as required by liaising with Investment Directors, Investment team and other internal teams etc
• Working closely with the Investment Directors and the Business Development teams to complete high quality, client focused RFPs, RFIs, DDQs etc. within the agreed deliverable timeframe. This also involves writing, updating and maintaining product language and data in RFP & consultant databases
• Production of accurate and effective written materials to be used in RFPs, marketing material, investment reports etc
• Ensuring core data in area(s) of expertise/responsibility is kept up to date and accurate in accordance with agreed processes and proactively updating systems, internal sites and databases with product specific information
• Involvement with strategic projects and initiatives (ESG, new product launch etc.)

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Previous experience and a strong interest in financial markets, and the asset management industry
• Excellent written communication skills and strong quantitative skills
• Ability to synthesise information, creating economies of scales across products where appropriate
• Good IT skills essential, proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Excel & Powerpoint)

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

• Minimum of degree level qualification
• IMC/CFA (or equivalent) desirable but not required
• Familiarity with FactSet, Aladdin, Eikon, Morningstar/eVestment, Seismic, Qvidian and Tableau would be useful

What you'll be like

• Highly organised with the ability to manage tight deadlines in multiple priority environments
• Thorough, accurate and excellent attention to detail
• You will be keen to work as part of a team as well as be able to work on your own initiative with limited direction
• Creative thinker and writer, able to articulate portfolio strategy in engaging commentary

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.

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