Product Development Analyst (EE)

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Salary: Market related
Recruiter: O'Brien Recruitment
Job Ref: CPT001788/LO
Summary: A investment-led and independent fund management company seeks to employ a Product Development Analyst with 8 years + working experience.Must have a BCom Actuarial or similar qualification.A solid understanding of how financial products work.Proven product development experience from asset management or life insurance. Experience that facilitates a strong understanding of the SA savings industry.



Job Description

Position:                              Product Development Analyst

Duration:                             Permanent

Location:                              Head Office – Claremont (Cape Town)


Job Specification


Main Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Tracking material fee trends – across mandates and different investor groups, SA and globally
  • Maintenance of all products offered by the Company at present – in South Africa and globally and to both institutional and retail investors
  • Keeping pace of needed changes in mandates (if any)
  • Ensuring correct structure of products for the investors in South Africa
  • Investigation and research into other product opportunities in the South African and global markets
  • Research around product structures for distribution to different investors across multiple jurisdictions
  • Work with the Global Head of Institutional Business to ensure that the Company’s product range remains competitive and current
  • Develop and design appropriate performance fee structures
  • Adjust existing products for new geographical markets


Person Specification


Ideal Experience:


  • Proven product development experience from asset management or life insurance
  • Experience that facilitates a strong understanding of the South African savings industry
  • Exposure to product fees including performance fees
  • 8 years + working experience


Ideal Qualification:


  • BCom Actuarial or similar


Competencies & Ideal Personality Attributes:


  • Highly numerate
  • An understanding of how the investment product universe works
  • Analytical


Systems Knowledge:


  • MS Office Suite


Most Important Attribute:


  • A solid understanding of how financial products work


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