The Product Management Team which is part of the Operations Team have responsibility for the project management and implementation of all new product / fund launches and any restructures to existing funds including Manager changes.
This involves coordinating all internal and external parties (investments, legal, compliance, operations, sales, and finance), project managing all required steps to ensure all risks are covered to allow for a successful launch / change.
To deliver all fund related projects assigned on time in a risk controlled manner, identify key issues requiring escalation and resolution and provide a full audit trail.
Take ownership and responsibility for project managing any new fund launches or restructures to existing products (both alternative and non-
alternative funds) to ensure a timely, efficient and accurate fund launch / restructure this will include :
working closely with our Investment team, lawyers both internal and external to draft new fund prospectuses and or sub fund supplements
working closely with the fund Custodian and Administrator
identifying issues but also offering and putting forward ideas and solutions
compiling and maintaining all required new fund / product launch documentation new fund questionnaire, detailed project plan, weekly status report, issues log
participation at weekly fund launch / restructure calls providing current status of all ongoing projects
assisting in the preparation of the new product / fund launch approval documentation and securing the required global product committee approvals
assessing and signing off on all costs relating to the new fund launches
ensuring at all times strict adherence to procedures and required peer review and sign off
Perform due diligence on underlying fund of funds selected for investment in the range of funds by the Portfolio Managers.
Liaise with our tax advisers on a range of tax issues impacting the funds in particular withholding taxes.
Provide support to the Manager of the Product Management Team on operational change, risk management and overall operational planning.
Develop and implement appropriate risk controls and procedures and ensure all parties are adhering to these procedures and controls
Develop a strong relationship with both internal and external parties so as to be a key point of contact.
A relevant professional qualification with at least 6 years experience in Investment Management.
Prior experience project managing new fund / product launches.
Knowledge of taxes such as withholding taxes impacting Funds.
Professional and proactive approach to work.
Strong organisational and project management skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail key requirements
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with internal and external clients at all levels.
Detailed technical knowledge of fund structures, parties to the fund and the differing fund types.
Detailed technical knowledge of alternative assets / fund types and derivatives.
A solid understanding of regulatory and legal structures in relation to the Irish funds industry.
Understanding of operational and reputational risks in a fund and the operational control environment required to manage these risks.
Highly driven and disciplined.
Ability to work effectively within a small, fast growing team and assist in the leading, managing and development of that team.
Fluent English essential.
Excellent IT skills including the Microsoft Package.