• Jersey City , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 10 Bayside Terrace

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SM - Sales & MarketingEstimated Travel Percentage (%): Up to 25%Relocation Provided: NoAmerican General Life Insurance Company

Your Future Team

We invite you to put your talents to work with us -- an asset management company within AIG that acts as investment adviser and/or administrator to approximately 160 mutual funds and approximately $90 billion in assets. AIG Life & Retirement Funds, also known as SunAmerica Asset Management (SAAMCO), is a leading producer of mutual funds and asset management services in the US with a broad range of equity and fixed income offerings and innovative products in global allocation portfolios. We are part of one of the world s largest insurance organizations providing protection and financial solutions with a comprehensive suite of insurance and retirement savings products to meet the diverse needs of a broad range of investors and clients.

Position Summary: Your Contribution at AIG

This role will report to the President and CEO of L&R Funds/ SAAMCO. The successful candidate will be a proven senior professional with strong experience bringing together the product needs of the market place with our investment capabilities. The Head of Product will need a sophisticated understanding of investing, covering the key asset categories, and a proven ability to identify product trends and to design the appropriate products to meet investor demands. They will be responsible for ensuring the product development and product management processes successfully deliver good customer outcomes leading to beneficial commercial results. They should have a deep understanding of strategy and business development processes, practices and applications, as well as the operational and regulatory frameworks as they pertain to products.

The main areas of responsibility are:

Asset Class Product Management

  • Responsible for working the investment team and the distribution teams to determine the appropriate 3-5 year product strategy outlining which new investment capabilities are required to meet the needs of the marketplace
  • Responsible for working with colleagues to produce a product development plan to implement the product strategy in a way which demonstrates clear client, competitor positioning, commercial and channel strategic fit.
  • Fund Product Management

  • Produce a product development plan (including use of seed capital requirement, pricing, etc.) to implement the fund/vehicle strategy in a way which demonstrate clear client, competitor positioning, commercial merit and pathway to financial profitability
  • Ensure robust product management of the existing range of funds/vehicles so that they continue to meet clients needs, deliver reasonable commercial outcomes and maintain high levels of integrity
  • Channel Management

  • Ensure Product strategy is consistent with current and future demand trends in channels that the firm seeks to serve and that product development priorities are aligned to business strategy in each channel
  • Implement Product Management rationalization processes and review that focus on ensuring that existing investment strategies and funds/vehicles remain fit for purpose
  • Fund Board Management

  • Develop strong relationships with 3 mutual fund/variable annuity boards to facilitate new product approvals, fund changes/enhancements and advisory contracts
  • Lead participant in annual 15c process in coordination with legal team
  • Investment & Product Content

  • Consistently develop and maintain robust Research & Development pipeline
  • In coordination with Marketing, create top quality content ensuring products are delivered to market in a way that is compelling, relevant and differentiated
  • Product Range Management & General Management

  • Chair of Product Review Committee across Life & Retirement business
  • Responsible for ensuring that coordinated management takes place across all geographies, channels, asset classes and vehicles/funds, pricing and structure
  • Oversee a significant amount of governance, communication, budgeting and planning that is required to ensure that the Group operates efficiently
  • Our Ideal Candidate

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in Senior Product Level roles
  • Strategic thinking, planning, and execution capabilities
  • Deep knowledge of investing, covering key asset categories and a proven ability to identify product trends and to design the appropriate products to meet investor demands
  • Knowledge and involvement in ETF products/markets a plus
  • Sound knowledge of the operational and regulatory frameworks as they pertain to product infrastructure
  • Highly developed, leadership levels and emotional intelligence (EQ) including interpersonal skills, influencing and relationship management capabilities
  • Proven capability to contribute to delivering excellent client outcomes and thereby growing businesses
  • An ability to develop, influence and work within a matrixed global structure across relationship management, marketing, product, investment, operations, legal and compliance etc.
  • A track record of building, coaching and managing high performance teams
  • Sound business judgment and commercial acumen
  • Resilient, results driven and high attention to detail
  • Project and program management
  • Has successfully led teams through significant organizational change
  • Bachelor s degree (Master s preferred)
  • Ability to build instant credibility and gain trust with internal and external stakeholders, including senior leaders at key institutional and intermediary client organizations. Including the senior most levels of AIG
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various securities markets
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and work collaboratively across AIG
  • Willingness to take on additional operational responsibilities as needed
  • Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred)
  • It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

    At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.

    Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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