Questionnaires Manager

Private Investment Management Firm, Central London
Reference: A/10997

 

This role will be overseeing a team of writers who are charged with responding to firm and product level questions within RFPs, RFIs, and DDQs. The expectation is that this manager will act as player-coach, having both people management responsibility as well as direct responsibility for completing questionnaires.

The submittal of well-written questionnaires is often a critical step in the institutional sales and client reporting processes. To that end, the dedicated Questionnaires Team within Client Reporting Services is responsible for the development of high-quality RFPs (Requests for Proposals), RFIs (Requests for Information), DDQs (Due Diligence Questionnaires), and other ad hoc questionnaires/deliverables that 1) assist in the procurement of new business; 2) meet the complex reporting requirements of current clients; and 3) accurately, clearly, and articulately describe the firm and its investment solutions.

 

For this position, we are open and committed to discussing flexible working.

 

Responsibilities

    • Recruiting, training, and developing writers
    • Evaluating, triaging, and allocating questionnaires across the team, working with the other global team leads and managers as appropriate
    • Ensuring that best practices, consistency, and compliance with regulatory standards are implemented across the team
    • Writing, coordinating, editing, and proofreading firm-level responses to questionnaires, working with subject matter experts across the firm
    • Developing an expertise across the many facets of firm-level content (e.g., trading, compliance, operational risk, etc.) to effectively craft and enhance responses
    • Partnering with Investment Products & Strategies to create, edit, and refine product-related questionnaires content; this includes, but may not be limited to, developing original content for new product text as well as proposing modifications to current product text
    • Maintaining up-to-date product content in Qvidian (internal content library)
    • Peer reviewing questionnaires and other deliverables completed by the team as needed to ensure response accuracy, data reasonability, etc.
    • Contributing to various global/local projects and working groups
    • Willingness to absorb overflow questionnaires and other work during peak periods

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

    • Substantial management and RFP writing experience in the investment industry
    • Strong academic credentials
    • Candidates should demonstrate a high level of capital markets/investment/product knowledge, particularly in the equity and/or fixed income asset class. An MBA or CFA, or progress toward these qualifications, is a plus
    • Demonstrated track record of innovation, change management, creativity, efficiency, and problem solving
    • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a changing and collaborative global environment
    • Excellent investment writing, quantitative, and communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail
    • The individual must be an independent self-starter, a team player, and able to work on multiple assignments and complete high-quality work against strict and competing deadlines that are dictated by prospects, consultants, and clients
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with Qvidian will be viewed favorably
    • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism are essential

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