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Janus Henderson Investors Product Governance & Oversight Manager in London, United Kingdom

We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.

Role:

Product Governance & Oversight Manager

Location:

London, UK

Department:

Global Product, Distribution

The department

Distribution is responsible for the marketing, promotion and ongoing development of our product offering, for both institutional and intermediary channels globally. Distribution is a trusted partner to our clients and we enable investment solutions through active management. Areas within Distribution consist of Sales, Global Marketing, Global Product and Investment Trusts.

Overview of the role

The Product Governance and Oversight Function sits within the wider Global Product team, which itself is within Distribution. You will be part of the expanding Product Governance and Oversight Function, focused on managing and developing the oversight framework for Janus Henderson’s European products (approximately 140 funds domiciled across UK, Luxembourg and Ireland).

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Help to manage Janus Henderson’s Product Oversight Committee (POC).

  • Coordinate the production of internal product lifecycle reviews and other review activities supporting the POC.

  • Be part of the project team managing and evolving the UK Value Assessment process.

  • Lead the development of a centralised and modular product review and management reporting framework.

  • Work with investment (including regular, direct discussions with Portfolio Managers), Marketing and Compliance teams to ensure alignment between product documentation and investment strategies.

  • Oversee Janus Henderson’s product-led Literature Principles.

  • Advise the Product Development team in the drafting of Objective, Policy & Strategy statements and determining risk disclosures for new product documents.

  • Contribute to projects addressing new product regulation.

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of the asset management product development, product management and product governance landscape.

  • Able to communicate with and understand portfolio managers in their language (IMC a minimum requirement).

  • Understanding and knowledge of the asset management regulatory environment, particularly UK and EU fund regulations.

  • Familiarity with different fund domiciles and fund structures including in the UK, Ireland and Luxembourg.

  • Able to contribute to the development and management of the broader Global Product function.

Competencies required

In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:

  • Enthusiastic team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

  • Business focused

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good organisational skills

  • Lateral thinker and problem solver

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and deliver multiple initiatives to demanding deadlines

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

  • Annual attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)CompliancerequirementsAt a minimum the role will require you to:

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

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if additional guidance is required

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson (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 at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson 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 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.

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