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Janus Henderson Investors Proposal Writer (6 month FTC) 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.

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.

The Global Proposal Team is part of the wider Global Marketing team. This is a central function within the firm, servicing the wholesale, institutional and hedge distribution teams for the following asset classes: equities, fixed income, alternatives and multi-asset. Individuals work closely with senior sales and investment team members.

Overview of the role

You will be responsible for the creation of new business RFPs and due diligence materials for Janus Henderson’s fixed income, equity and hedge fund products across both retail and institutional distribution teams globally. You will take responsibility for more complex and high profile RFPs/DDQs.

Duties and responsibilities

You will:

  • Work alongside the investment desks and sales teams in order to sculpt bespoke complex, in depth and high profile new business RFPs. You will also be involved in producing complex RFIs from prospect and existing clients across our range of asset classes.

  • Assist in writing new content and providing the Knowledge Management team with most updated approved language for uploading to Qvidian, our answer repository.

  • Peer review the work produced by other team members in London, Denver and Bangalore from both a narrative and compliance perspective.

  • Respond to regular and ad hoc requests from the sales and investment teams as well as the wider business functions.

  • Ensure appropriate and clear language is used in accordance with the Janus Henderson literature principles, for product documentation and disclosures.

  • Ensure as far as possible that disclosures, i.e. investment objectives and policies, and respective risk disclosures are reflected consistently within product documentation and across like products (where jurisdictional regulations permit).

Supervisory responsibilities

  • None

Technical skills and qualifications

  • Proven RFP experience of completing both complex wholesale and in depth institutional documents - within an asset management company.

  • Experience across different asset classes: equities, fixed income alternatives and multi-asset.

  • Educated to a degree level, additional professional qualifications highly regarded (e.g. IMC, CFA, CAIA etc.).

  • All documents will be written in English so fluency is a must.

  • Strong Mathematics, Finance and/or Economics qualifications preferred

  • Intelligent, logical thinker with sharp eye for detail.

  • Strong writing skills and expert use of grammar.

  • Computer literate including advanced Word and Excel skills.

Competencies required

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

  • Organisational and multi-tasking skills

  • Welcoming, friendly and caring demeanor

  • The ability to work and collaborate within a global team environment, adapting to different teams as appropriate

  • Coping with high pressure/deadline driven environments

  • Highly self-motivated, ambitious, keen to learn and has a thirst for knowledge

  • Fast thinking, excellent communication skills

  • Innovative, thinks laterally and offers new ideas

  • Strong attention to detail and takes pride in writing high quality reports

  • Enjoys working in a large, global, progressive company

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

  • Annual performance appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned compliance training

Compliance requirements

At 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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