The Product Manager of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset, EMEA, reports directly to the Head of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Product Management for EMEA, within the information services division at LSEG.  This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate with strong technical skills and product interest to join a dynamic team with client engagement responsibilities across FTSE Russell’s fixed income and multi-asset benchmark products. Working along side the team, the Manager of Fixed Income Product Management will collaborate on client engagement programmes to support use and adoption of our benchmarking, data and analytics products, and growing the client base across fixed income and multi-asset index solutions.

The Product teams research, create, bring to market, commercialise and evaluate new solutions for clients. They cover the whole product lifecycle from design, to development and launch of new products. Given the dynamic nature of the role and the need to deal with a wide cross section of internal and external stakeholders, good communication skills, critical thinking, the ability to adapt in a dynamic environment and manage several products in parallel are essential to the role.

Core Responsibilities

  • Engagement with key client segments in the regional market, to understand the use of financial products within each to inform product strategy and competitive positioning for FTSE’s growing fixed income and multi-asset index solutions business;
  • Liaise with various teams to establish a client feedback loop to formulate product strategies aimed at creating a differentiated, innovative and best-in-class product portfolio;
  • Work closely with the sales, marketing, research teams and product management colleagues to support development and launch of fixed income and multi-asset benchmark products and services;
  • Make recommendations to improve the competitive positioning of our fixed income and multi-asset product offering;
  • Collaborate on the development, publication of product documentation and client communication, as well as internal education and training to support internal teams, product strategies and client adoption;
  • Contribute to the benchmark index product development process; formulating design based on client/market intelligence and thought leadership, rigorously back-testing prototypes, ensuring a high level of operational risk of operational robustness and developing supporting collateral and client engagement programmes with relevant internal teams
  • Liaise and support marketing, research and sales on product launches, developing client messages, the supporting product collateral, product positioning and competitor strategy.
  • Collaborate on a program of webinars/digital marketing activities, to support the achievement of the above.

Key Aspects of the Position Include:

  • Taking the lead on a number of projects across the region, to support and enhance the existing product portfolio and to ensure a continuous development of high quality and innovative fixed income and multi-asset Products;
  • Driving client engagement programmes in the region to deliver results;
  • Contribute to a culture of excellence and rigour, to ensure our product range is best-in-class;
  • Contribute to developing a product strategy for the region and contributing to the global product strategy;
  • Support of strong linkage between the Research, Sales and Marketing teams and Product Management colleagues;
  • Lease with teams across the group (as appropriate) to facilitate cross-group collaboration and recognize opportunities;
  • Develop a deep understanding of index management / operational / technical / system requirements to best inform the product roadmap;
  • Encourage use of research across the client range;
  • Understand and communicate an assessment of client segments to inform strategy;
  • Facilitate a client feedback loop to best inform product development agenda and ensure a pipeline of high quality fixed income and multi-asset products for consideration.

Candidate Profile / Key Skills

  • Client engagement experience with in the area of financial data, financial benchmarks, investment markets or closely related areas
  • Market knowledge of fixed income indices and analytics, and a good understanding of the utility to end users
  • Experience in working on development of fixed income benchmark products, across the full spectrum of product development from, idea conception to, benchmark creation and formulating a market strategy to support the new product
  • Understanding of the investment process and experience in dealing with asset owners, investment consultants, and asset managers
  • While the role will be predominately Fixed Income index focused, a strong understanding of FX and Commodity indices would be seen as beneficial
  • Proven ability to collaborate across functional teams to deliver results
  • Client focused and service oriented
  • Self-motivated and team orientated

The individual will need to have the following key attributes:

  • Drive to achieve business goals
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Good networking ability
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • A strong client focused ethic
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities and changing requirements
  • Ability to take a strategic view on commercial opportunities
  • Excellent problem solving skills and a strong degree in a numerate subject

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