Legg Mason

ETF Product Manager

US-PA
Req. #
2017-2431
Division
US Product
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

 

Our ETF Product Management team, located in the Greater Pennsylvania area, is currently seeking an experienced ETF Product Manager. This team is responsible for the development and implementation of Legg Mason's ETF business strategy. Legg Mason is a diversified group of world-class global asset management firms, each recognized for their proven long-term investment expertise. Legg Mason is a global leader in money management, as well as one of the top 10 leading closed-end fund managers in the U.S.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • The ETF Product Manager will act as the technical expert on all things related to our ETF strategies, with an ability to clearly explain ETF vehicle and products;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Legg Mason's ETF business plan;
  • Assess product ideas and coordinate product development initiatives;
  • Independently run a product as needed;
  • Manage day to day ETF business activities;
  • Travel with sales and act as product specialist on behalf of Legg Mason ETFs;
  • Develop a deep understanding of the full suite of Legg Mason investment capabilities;
  • Manage operational setup at affiliates, assisting new affiliates in establishing front and back office operations to support ETF product development;
  • Collaborate and coordinate strategic initiatives with multiple internal groups (e.g. marketing, sales, legal, fund accounting, investment management);
  • Maintain a broad knowledge and awareness of best practices in the ETF industry;
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with broker/dealers, AP's/market makers and research analyst community;
  • Perform research and analytics to understand product trading dynamics and relative fund performance;
  • Proactively communicate and educate sales force on new product developments, product positioning, and industry trends;

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • 10 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 5 years of ETF product experience required. Prefer ETF product management experience;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to operate independently. Self-motivated, flexible and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Analytical skills and familiarity with analytical tools and resources common in the ETF industry;
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff and clients;
  • Deep understanding of the investment and financial industry, particularly capital markets;
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance or other analytical subject;
  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses required; CFA strongly preferred;
  • Proficiency in Bloomberg, Zephyr, Morningstar and other platforms strongly preferred.

Benefits

Legg Mason offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, profit-sharing, extensive paid time off, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and much more.

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