Legg Mason

Product Technical Manager - 6 month fixed-term contract

Job Locations UK-London
Req. #
International Product
Position Type
Fixed Term Contractor

Position Overview

A key member of the Product Development team  to support the achievement of the teams key objectives of :

  • Delivering new investment strategies/Product Solutions for LMID's cross-border and UK mutual fund platforms.
  • Identifying and acting on information to improve the efficiency of the product offering via amendment, merger or rationalisation.
  • Ensuring implementation of product-related initiatives is timely and well executed across the business.
  • Keeping abreast of commercial and regulatory developments and interpreting them into meaningful and compelling proposals
  • Supporting the impact assessment, co-ordination and delivery of product change brought about by external factors such as AIFMD, UCITS V, FATCA, MiFID II etc.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

  • Assist with the identifications and recommendation of appropriate tactical and strategic enhancements to the existing European Product set including repositioning, mergers, closures, and enhancements
  • Manage the delivery of allocated range management projects by coordinating updates on internal systems, Key Investor Information Documents (“KIIDs”) and external data providers.
  • Assist in the development and design of allocated New Product Developments through research and system setups to aid in the delivery of New Product Developments into the market.
  • Preparation of all relevant product/project documentation to support the allocated developments using the product development framework.
  • Manage the internal product databases.
  • Manage the cyclical updates of the Legg Mason Global Asset Management UCIT IV Fund Key Investor Information Documents (“KIIDs”) which are produced at share class level for the 18 EU countries, including Switzerland.
  • Lead in the delivery of Fund updates and new sub-fund/class setups with external data providers.
  • Maintain Product documentation for client use across the Legg Mason Global Asset Management country websites.
  • Oversee the effective project management of allocated developments and enhancements using the product development framework.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and ensure timely delivery and stakeholder expectation management.
  • Assist in the collation of registration documentation to support the Legal Administration team with the Fund registration across the International markets.
  • Assist distribution, client service and marketing teams in their day to day efforts.
  • Support the production of regular reports to the various internal committees as required.
  • Keep abreast of product trends in the investment industry through regular market and competitor analysis and identify opportunities for Product solutions.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships across the business.

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Educated to degree level. Certifications from Investment Management courses would be an advantage.
  • Strong data skills with excellent Microsoft Excel knowledge, including equation building, most likely gained from employment experience or higher education. VBA-macro knowledge would be an advantage.
  • In-depth experience of product development and range management in an international environment is essential.
  • Technical knowledge of pooled fund structures including UCITs and non-UCITS across a range of domiciles, preferably Ireland and UK, is sort after.
  • Broad understanding of investment management, regulatory, tax and operational requirements relating to product design and commercial success.
  • Strong understanding of the end-to-end product development process.
  • Excellent grasp of the changing regulatory environment.
  • Ideally from a multi-product asset management firm


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