Janus Henderson Investors Proposal Writer 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.

Title: Proposal Writer

The Company

Janus Henderson Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products.

We support our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

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

Janus Henderson is a truly global manager with US$378.1bn1of assets under management. We have a diverse geographic footprint, employing over 2,000 staff in 27 office locations globally. Headquartered in London, we are dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.

1 Janus Henderson pro-forma AUM as at 30 September 2018

The Department

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

Overview of the Role

The team is responsible for the creation of pitch/tender and due diligence materials for Janus Henderson’s fixed income, equity and hedge fund products across both retail and institutional distribution teams globally. The Lead Proposal Writer will take responsibility for bespoke and more complex and high profile RFPs/DDQs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of the more complex/high profile RFPs

  • Assist in writing new content and providing to Knowledge Management team for uploading to QVidian

  • Respond to regular and ad hoc data requests from the sales and client teams either via the Sharepoint workflow system or from the team email inbox

  • Provide support to junior members of the team, ensuring quality output

  • Contribute to the maintenance and organisation of the Global Proposal team directory

  • 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)

  • Carry out additional duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Proven RFP experience within an asset management company

  • Experience of completing both wholesale and institutional documents preferred but not essential

  • Experience across different asset classes; equities, fixed income and absolute return/hedge funds

  • Educated to degree level

  • Strong English, Mathematics, Finance and/or Economics qualifications

  • Strong writing skills and competent use of grammar

  • Computer literate (advanced Word and Excel)

Competencies Required

  • Organisational and multi-tasking skills

  • Leadership ability

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

  • Coping with high pressure/deadline driven environments

  • Highly self motivated

  • Fast thinking, excellent communication skills

  • Professionalism & enterprise/innovation

  • Team spirit & collaboration

  • Strong attention to detail/quality of work

  • Commercial awareness

For those in scope of Knowledge & Competence (MiFID II)

  • Knowledge of financial markets, financial markets function and the impact of economic figures and national/regional/global events on markets

  • Understanding of issues relating to market abuse and anti-money laundering

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training

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

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always 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 you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary. We are an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer . All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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.