Product Analyst – Product Management & Oversight
MEDIOLANUM BANKING GROUP
The Mediolanum Banking Group is a leading Italian financial conglomerate listed on the Milan stock exchange and a constituent of the FTSEMIB index. It was founded in 1982 with the aim of delivering customized, value adding investment products and services to retail clients by means of an innovative, client centric, service orientated distribution model
Today the two basic components of Mediolanum’s early success, innovation and client service, are firmly embedded in the DNA of the organization and none more so than in Mediolanum’s Irish Operations which have developed over time to become the financial research and development centre for the Group, driving product and service innovation across its mutual funds, asset management and insurance businesses alike.
Established in Dublin since 1997, Mediolanum has a Fund Management Company, an Asset Management Company and a Life Insurance Company with each focused on the research, development, and discovery of innovative investment products and services, which it then delivers to its European retail client base through UCITS and Non UCITS mutual funds as well as unit linked life insurance products. These products are distributed primarily through the Group’s Banking entities and their Family Banker sales networks. The Irish Operations with almost 100 people also support our Group entity Gamax AG in Luxembourg which is growing its institutional business. Our people are continuously trying to effect change for advantage and we have created unique internal mechanisms to foster and develop IP initiatives in all aspects of our activities.
Our overall business has grown to now having c. €37.5 billion in assets under management.
When recruiting we are seeking persons who are creative and who want to innovate, and who can leverage on the pools of knowledge and skill available to us through many partnerships at a global level. Mediolanum Irish Operations is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
Positions: Product Analyst – Product Management & Oversight
Reporting to: Product Manager
The Product Management Team is a part of the wider Product & Marketing Function for Mediolanum Group investment businesses based in Dublin. These consist of Mediolanum International Funds Limited (‘MIFL’), a Manager and Promoter of Cross Border UCITS & Non UCITS investment funds totalling approx. €35 billion in Assets under Management and Mediolanum International life dac (‘MIL’) a Cross Border Life undertaking with approximately €1.7 billion in reserves.
The role will suit an enthusiastic professional with a minimum of two to three years relevant work experience within the insurance investment industry and mutual funds or and interested in furthering their career within Product Management (Governance, Project Management & Documentation) with exposure to Distribution Oversight and Product Development. The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent organisation and communication skills (both verbal and written) and be comfortable dealing with both internal and external stakeholders as well as outsourcers in dispersed geographic locations.
Duties will include, but not limited to the following
Working as an integral part of the Product Team duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Supporting the Governance and Oversight structures for Product control including Product Committees for both Insurance products (unit linked and structured products) and Mutual fund (primarily Ucits) as well as co-ordinating reporting to and approvals from Board level.
- Involvement in cross functional project management for the delivery of important product related initiatives such as new fund launches and restructurings, Delegate Manager on/off boarding, process re-engineering and automation projects.
- Supporting the drafting and delivery of Regulatory and client product documentation for both Insurance and Funds products. Following Regulatory approval to undertake responsibility for local management and oversight of Distributor documentation management, including version control and distribution.
- Input into the work of the broader department as and when required. The broader department is responsible for
- Product Development including new product launches and existing product enhancements based on market intelligence and structured product reviews
- Production of marketing collateral to support the commercial positioning and distribution of MIFL and MILL investment solutions
- Business Development including the development and delivery of Distributor supports to commercialise MIFL & MILL products
The Ideal Candidate will;
- Have a minimum of two to three years relevant experience within the insurance or funds investment industry with investment documentation management / product management / product implementation experience a major plus;
- Knowledge of cross-border life Insurance products or similar insurance products with a savings element is an strong advantage;
- Knowledge of Regulatory frameworks and processes, legal and financial product documentation as well as an overview of the investment process and associated concepts / terminology desirable;
- Broad operational or investment funds experience with a knowledge of investment products, asset classes, drivers of economic and asset class performance an advantage;
- Flexible, independent, self-starter with the ability to multi task in the face of competing demands and according to strict time constraints;
- Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy with strong organisational skills and the ability to perform under pressure and within tight deadlines
- Fluent English a requirement with fluency in one of the following additional European languages (Italian (preferred), Spanish or German) a definite advantage;
- Strong academic background in a economics, business or legal related degree combined with an overview of the mutual funds or investment insurance industries;
- A personable individual, service oriented with excellent communication skills, both oral & written as well as advanced levels of Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Remuneration package will be competitive and based on the successful candidate’s overall abilities and experience.