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Private Debt Senior Product Specialist

Deutsche Bank London, United Kingdom
Posted 3 days ago Hybrid Job Permanent Competitive
Job Description:

Employer: DWS Group

Title: Private Debt Senior Product Specialist

Location: London

Job Code: #LI-AE1 #LI-04

About DWS:

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 896bn of assets under management (as of 31 December 2023). Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management - as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus - complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our investment approach strategically.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,500 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are investors - entrusted to build the best foundation for our clients' future.

Product Specialist Team Private Debt / Product Division:

The DWS Product Division is responsible for the entire lifecycle of all new and existing products across all types of investments and structures. Within the Product Division, the Product Specialist team for Private Debt takes responsibility globally for Real Estate Debt, Infrastructure Debt, Corporate Private Credit and Structured Credit.

The Product Specialist would work alongside the investment team of the respective asset class, in a client facing role acting as the technical asset class expert in client meetings, assisting the Client Coverage Division (CCD) in raising assets, and bringing critical client perspective back to the product development team to influence product design and implement a roadmap for extending product offerings to new client segments.

What we'll offer you:

At DWS we're serious about diversity, equity and creating an inclusive culture where colleagues can be themselves sand it's important to us that you enjoy coming to work - feeling healthy, happy and rewarded. At DWS, you'll have access to a range of benefits which you can choose from to create a personalised plan unique to your lifestyle. Whether you're interested in healthcare, company perks, or are thinking about your retirement plan, there's something for everyone.

Some of our core benefits:
  • 30 days' holiday + bank holidays, with the option to purchase additional days
  • A non-contributory pension scheme, up to 10%
  • Physical and Mental Health Well-Being benefits including (but not limited to) Private Medical Cover, a complimentary GP service and the support of Mental Health First Aiders
  • Family friendly benefits including generous parental leave packages (supporting all variations of family set-ups), to healthcare plans and travel insurance
  • The opportunity to support our CSR strategy which is focused on combatting climate change and achieving greater social justice. You can make donations to our partner organisations or take part in corporate volunteering opportunities in your local communities by providing on hand support.
DWS' Hybrid Working model in the UK is designed to find the right balance between in-person collaboration and engagement in the office, which is core to our working culture, and working from home. Employees who wish to sign-up to our Hybrid Working model are required to work in the office two days a week, and given the flexibility to work from home for the remaining three.

Some business groups may need you to spend more time in the office, but this will be discussed and made clear as part of your application and interview process. We will continue to review and evolve our working environments and methods to ensure that we are working in the best way possible for our people.

If you require any adjustments or changes to be made to the interview process for any reason including, or related to a disability or long-term health condition, then please contact your recruiter and let them know what assistance you may need. Examples of adjustments include providing a change to the format of the interview, or providing assistance when at the DWS office. This will not affect your application and your recruitment team will discuss options with you.

Your key responsibilities

As Senior Product Specialist for Private Debt with a focus on Corporate Private and Structured Credit (Alternative Credit), you will be part of the Private Debt Product Specialists team, owning and driving the product agenda for Alternative Credit strategies across DWS.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Acting as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for existing and new product initiatives including the coordination of the product roadmap for fundraising jointly with the Client Coverage Division (CCD)
  • Lead the development of new concepts in partnership with CCD and the Investment Division (ID) to extend access to Alternatives with a focus on Alternative Credit to different client segments, especially the Wholesale and Retail client channels
  • Lead content development incl. pitchbooks, market and peer analysis and provide ongoing training and transparency to CCD
  • Attend industry conferences to present DWS' Private Debt capabilities, maintain market knowledge and understand the competitive landscape
  • Being directly accountability for the end-to-end design of investment solutions in your respective area of responsibility
Your skills and experience
  • Excellent Asset Management experience in a comparable role with Private Debt or Alternative Credit knowledge
  • Experience with Corporate Private Credit, Structured Credit and traditional Fixed Income as well as strong knowledge of fund structures, regulatory and tax treatment
  • Strong knowledge of Insurance regulation and capital charge treatment of Alternative Credit asset classes
  • Strong strategic mindset with proven ability to work collaboratively to define and implement business initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills with experience in presenting regularly to senior forums internally and externally
  • Delivery focused, with strong resilience, drive and the ability to work hand in hand with partners from across the firm to move the business forward
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative thinker able to bring forward and promote new ideas and initiatives
  • Eager to learn and willingness to stay abreast of regulatory changes in Alternative Credit
  • Relevant university degree (Master's degree level preferred)
  • Professional qualifications (e.g. CFA, CISI)
  • English, German optional
Our values define the working environment we strive to create - diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Visit Inside Deutsche Bank to discover more about the culture of Deutsche Bank including Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership, Learning, Future of Work and more besides.
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