Permanent

London UK

 
GAM is one of the world’s leading independent, pure-play asset managers. We provide differentiated active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries and private investors. Our core investment business is complemented by private labelling services, which include fund administration and other support services to third-party institutions. Together we share a common set of values rooted in teamwork, integrity, entrepreneurial flair and professional excellence.
Our employees are our most valuable asset. Being able to offer an attractive work environment where talented minds from various backgrounds are keen to work is key to the long-term success of our company. We firmly believe in the importance of maintaining the open culture of a small company, aiming to avoid bureaucracy and encouraging a flexible, accessible and hands-on working style across the Group. In turn, our people reward us with their loyalty.
 
Product Development Manager
Function:
Distribution & Marketing
 
Department:                           
Product Development   
 
Purpose
Product Development is primarily the centre for all of GAM’s products across the full product range of alternative investment products, traditional investment products, fund of funds and single manager funds in addition to structured products. Fund Development provides input at the conceptual stages of a product’s beginning through to implementation and completion of the product initiative.
 
Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assisting and leading with project co-ordination, providing management and control over the execution of project initiatives from business acceptance through to delivery. Communicating timelines and co-ordinating with internal and external functions such as sales teams, marketing, operations, fiduciaries etc. to ensure product is delivered to expectation;
  • Preparation of offering documentation (prospectus/private placement memoranda/trust deeds etc.) and shareholder communications relating to the fund vehicle establishment across a broad range of jurisdictions, in particular the UK and Ireland, and providing input into the terms and conditions of material contracts from a business perspective where necessary;
  • Acting as main contact and liaison with fund service providers such as legal counsel, tax advisers,  fiduciaries, product distributors and internal GAM service providers and functionaries, such as GAM’s group Administrator, to agree all terms pertaining to the product and to finalise all offering documentation;
  • Product Management on an on-going basis involving the planning and implementation of product restructures or product augmentation initiatives such as fund mergers, new share class issuances and product modifications to maintain each fund’s market appeal and regulatory integrity;
  • Implementing the proposed closures of any GAM funds including the preparation of circulars and the provision of advice on market communication and co-ordinating the operational impact;
  • Researching ad hoc requests for information from all departments within GAM on all issues relating to the product base;
 
Essential Qualifications & Requirements
  • Minimum of 2 years Product Development experience within the Asset Management industry
  • Microsoft Office and computer literate with the ability to adapt to different systems
  • Degree educated
  • Experience with working with UK Domiciled Products – OEICs and UK Regulations
  • IMC / CFA qualified is desirable
 
Competencies
  • Accuracy and attention to detail paramount;
  • A pro-active self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills a must;
  • Strong willingness to learn and take ownership of a project;
  • Solution focused and innovative;
  • A committed, ambitious, team player;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
 
Benefits
GAM offers a comprehensive range of benefits and performance-based compensation, along with a variety of lifestyle and family benefits to promote well-being in and out of the workplace. These benefits vary according to local market conditions. Please contact the local Human Resources team for further details.
 
Location:                                           
London
Employing Company/ies:                  
GAM (UK) Ltd
Reporting to:                                    
TBC
Contract:                                           
Permanent
 
SMCR:
  • Is this a ‘Senior Manager‘ position? No
  • If yes, what is/are the Senior Management Function(s)?
  • What are the Prescribed Responsibilities?
  • Is this a ‘Certified Person‘ position? No
  • Under which criterion(a)? (list of 8 criteria)
 
MiFID
  • Advice giver No
  • Information provider No
 
 
GAM
Human Resources
GAM (U.K.) Limited
8 Finsbury Circus
London
EC2M 7GB
T +44 (0) 20 7493 9990
+44 (0) 20 7493 0715
www.gam.com