The Business Development Support Team (BDS) is responsible for supporting new business opportunities and client servicing. The team is a portal for firm and product information – responsible for completing Requests for Proposals, Due Diligence documents, Questionnaires, Consultant or Third-Party databases as well as ad hoc requests for both internal and external clients. Our dedicated, multi-lingual team service EMEA, Latin America and Asia from our London and Munich offices.
Essential Job Functions
The day-to-day focus of the BDS role will be the support of our marketing and client service account management team in the form of document and data completion.
The position encompasses a broad range of responsibilities including:
Ensure all document/data assignments are completed accurately within deadline and to a high standard. We aim to create professional, client-focused proposals and servicing pieces that highlight the benefits of our investment solutions.
Provide product information, gather critical data to respond orally and in writing to ad-hoc information requests
Complete/coordinate databases that support business and consultant efforts
Assist with the maintenance/prepare reports of standard RFP language/responses
Ensure data (assets under management, investment professional, etc.) is suitable and up-to-date for regional use
Engage in regional/product coverage allocated based on experience and language skills
Actively adhere to team procedures and contribute to maintaining risk mitigation practices
Share ideas and leverage work wherever possible across the team
Contribute to and grow with the organization through a variety of developmental assignments (the nature of which will be based on available opportunities and actual performance in the current role)
Excellent writing skills
Demonstrated experience with RFP/documentation completion a plus
Demonstrated experience with an established asset manager a plus
Ethical, collaborative, organised, self-starter, accountable and possessing the ability to flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities, as business needs dictate.
Completion of degree from an accredited, leading business school or university
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and reasonable proficiency with PowerPoint.
Demonstrate/enjoy writing in English. Other language skills, especially Italian, are highly desirable but not a necessity
Demonstrate the ability to organise and communicate information effectively in writing and interpersonal communications
Demonstrate the ability to work within tight deadlines while maintaining a high standard of work product
Demonstrate the sensitivity to work effectively and professionally with all levels of personnel both internally and externally
Intellectually curious, enthusiasm for the financial markets and investment management
Knowledge of fixed income highly desirable; and/or background in macroeconomics