Janus Henderson Investors Product Development Manager UK in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Corporate Title: Product Development Manager UK

Department: Distribution

Location: London

The Department

Janus Henderson’s Global product development function is responsible for product strategy, product development and product management. It is embedded within the global distribution function.

Overview of the Role

The holder of this role will be responsible for all product related matters in relation to the Janus Henderson range of UK domiciled funds. This will encompass product management and associated project delivery and aspects of product development. The Janus Henderson UK fund range has funds in all major regulatory categories and across most mainstream and some alternative asset classes. There are currently 73 funds in the range.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for implementing changes to existing products. Close liaison with operations and fund admin to assist with TPA management and ensure timely delivery

  • Maintain awareness of industry developments and regulatory changes and assess the impact on the UK fund range.

  • Lead relationship with other Henderson departments on any other operational product related issues

  • Lead relationship with third party administrators, legal counsel and Depositary on product related issues

  • Working within the product development process to contribute to idea generation, initial review and competitor analysis, design and internal and regulatory approval and delivery where appropriate, with project team support

  • Ownership of all fund documentation including, prospectuses, KIIDs, application forms and any other relevant fund documentation

  • Maintain team responsibilities supporting product database

  • Other ad hoc tasks or projects including maintaining job related procedure documentation

  • Maintain and develop management information to monitor the General Admin Charge

  • Lifecycle reviews

  • Committee representationOther FunctionsAssumes additional duties as assigned.Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Detailed working knowledge of UK regulated fund environment and an understanding of relevant regulatory regimes

  • Detailed knowledge of pooled products

  • Good working knowledge of conventional investment funds and products, and prepared to learn about more specialist products and structures

  • Demonstrable product development expertise across a range of asset classes and jurisdictions

  • Graduate preferred

  • IMC preferredCompetencies Required

  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to deliver multiple projects to often demanding deadlines

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to liaise with senior management, peers and other team members

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Committed team player

  • Prepared to work hard and will enjoy the challenges of a fast moving and changing environment

  • Strong management of stakeholders and their issuesOngoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.