Product Developer

Insight Investment Management Limited
London, United Kingdom
23 Nov 2022
01 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Insights Product Development team sit within the Distribution function, the team works collaboratively across the business to identify and deliver new products as well as managing our existing product range.

The wider Distribution division has four main functions:
  • Business Development: The business development and sales strategy focuses on building relationships across institutional clients including pension funds, local authorities, insurance and sovereign wealth funds. We have teams in the UK, Europe, US, Australia and APAC region, as well as specialists in particular client groups such as insurance and local authorities. The teams make sure our clients and their advisors are kept abreast of new trends, ideas and our full range of capabilities.
  • US Client Services: This area of the business aims to ensure our US-based investors get the service and support they need, adapting our solutions to their changing requirements. The team has specialists in all areas of the client experience including transition and reporting.
  • Marketing: The Marketing Team focuses on two key areas:

Communication : ensuring we have materials to share new ideas, trends and our range of products and services. This includes producing thought pieces, literature and white papers, events management, advertising and media relations.

Strategic research: helping generate and develop new ideas to meet clients' needs and capitalise on emerging macro trends.

Product development : This team works collaboratively across the business to identify and deliver new products as well as managing our existing product range

Purpose of Role
  • Supporting the business with new products and fund launches across the full product lifecycle from idea to implementation
  • Supporting less experienced members of product development team working on product launches and change projects
  • Project management of new fund launches / fund changes including liaison with other support functions (legal, compliance, operations, middle office etc)
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders including investors and heads of distribution
  • Good working knowledge of European/Irish/UK fund structures covering UCITS and AIFs.
  • Strong knowledge of UK and European fund regulation (e.g. MIFID, Money Market Fund Regs, ESG-related regulation)

Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Proven experience in product development
  • Good knowledge of fixed income products and illiquid credit. (LDI knowledge a plus)
  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to partner across functional disciplines to deliver strategic objectives
  • High level of initiative & ownership and attention to detail
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Strong team player with excellent communication skills
  • Excellent influencing and negotiating skills allowing pragmatic conclusions to be reached
  • Main contacts: Representatives from all business disciplines at Insight.
  • External lawyers and suppliers to the pooled funds (Custodian, TA, Registration agent etc.

Personal qualities
  • Strong ownership of role and responsibilities.
  • Innovative approach to problem solving.
  • Proactive, self-starter, energetic and enthusiastic individual.
  • Confidence to engage with a variety of people from around the business and external representatives.
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to multitask and prioritize

Company Overview

Insight is a global asset manager, responsible for $683bn in assets under management (as of September, 2022) across pension risk management and liability-driven investment (LDI), fixed income and strategic liquidity solutions. Our clients include pension funds, corporates, public sector clients, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, supra-nationals, wealth managers, endowments and foundations, multi-employer plans and financial institutions. Insight leverages a global network of operations in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan and Australia.

At the heart of our investment philosophy, is a desire to offer clients innovative yet practical solutions. To achieve this, we combine expertise, strength and depth of knowledge with innovation across a broad range of asset classes and the risk/return spectrum to offer our clients complete flexibility; an essential tool in delivering tailored client solutions. A team-oriented approach is the lynchpin of our business and means that we can draw on the in-house expertise of high caliber professionals at any time. Our investment professionals are specialists in their field meaning we have the right people doing the right jobs for our clients.
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