Product Manager

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
20 May 2022
09 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

We are looking for a dynamic individual with experience in private assets, especially in fund development, project management or business development.

The person hired will have a strong work ethic with a collaborative approach to working with many people across different businesses. They will need to be well organised and have a problem-solving type approach to the work. There will be high levels of responsibility, multi-tasking and often pressure to deliver in tight timeframes. Good communication skills are essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain considerable experience of all types of private assets, the investment vehicles in which they are 'wrapped' and the process of building and maintaining relationships with all types of investors on a global basis as the team develops new funds/products to bring to market, prepares marketing materials, coordinates sales campaigns and ultimately on-boards and services investors when they become clients.

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

Schroders Capital is responsible for the private assets businesses in Schroders. We have over $70 billion of assets under management and manage assets across multiple asset classes including private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

The team

The Schroders Capital Structuring team has responsibility for the development of new funds and structuring solutions across private assets. We work closely with the Legal team, Operations, Sales teams as well Product teams from the other investment areas.

We manage new funds from inception, through to launch and the ongoing management and coordination of a fund during fundraising. It requires a versatile skillset which means the work is highly engaging and varied.

The team is primarily based in London but works closely with teams based in other countries.

What you'll do

• Responsible for leading the development of new investment funds and business development initiatives. This includes project management and coordination.
• Prepare new business cases with Investment teams
• Working closely with teams across different business areas to manage input from multiple parts of the business for the launch of new funds, including to obtain internal approvals from Legal, Risk, Finance, Tax and other teams
• Drafting of offering materials
• Working with Sales and Distribution to ensure fundraising success for new products, including preparing a marketing campaign and dealing with client enquiries, in some cases direct with the client
• Production of new marketing materials used in the Sales process
• Responding to RFPs
• Work closely with Investment and other teams for the ongoing management of funds after launch

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

• Previous experience in private assets or investment fund development
• Good understanding of Legal and Operational matters relevant to investment funds
• Good quality university degree and ideally some form of post graduate qualification such as RICS, CFA, MSc
• Good verbal communication skills and ability to form good working relationships internally with colleagues in relevant teams as well as with third-party service providers and investors
• Excellent written skills for client communication and drafting of marketing materials
• Sound financial understanding and at least basic modelling skills

What you'll be like

• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Good at working in a team, and with other internal Schroder teams to service clients
• A good communicator - good written English skills
• Flexible, curious and willing to learn, with a strong work ethic
• Self-motivated and demonstrate initiative
• Organised, able to work under pressure, on several priorities at once, and with tight deadlines

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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