New York, New York

Position Overview

Job Title: Product Specialist

Location: New York, NY

Business Description

DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading asset managers with EUR 793bn of assets under management (as of December 2020). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be 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 strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with staff from 35 nationalities, speaking more than 75 languages rooted in 22 countries, we are local while being one global team.

Overview

As a Product Specialist in the Passive Business, you will cover the entire lifecycle of ETFs and Index Institutional Mandates from the first idea, through index and product design and implementation. Product maintenance and terminations are further modules. New joiners to the team will typically dedicate their first months on implementing product events as well as running analyses and smaller projects. A growing emphasis on ESG integration for all future strategies and the ability to quickly shift priorities are key. You will soon be able to launch your very first ETF.

What We Offer You:
  • We offer competitive health and wellness benefits, empowering you to value life in and out of the office
  • Retirement Savings Plans, Parental Leave, and other family-friendly programs
  • An environment that encourages networking and collaboration across functions and businesses
  • Active engagement with the local community through DWS's specialized employee groups


Your Key Responsibilities:
  • Initially support, then run in a self-reliant way the management of product events (e.g. launches, changes, terminations) for ETFs and Institutional Mandates while working with partner groups supporting the event
  • Identification and vetting of index ideas across a variety of asset classes and investment strategies
  • Assistance in preparation and management of relevant legal and governance documents as well as management of such approval processes from a Passive Products perspective
  • Handling of internal regulatory and governance requirements from a Passive Products perspective
  • Engage with and help Passive Product, Portfolio Management, and Coverage teams in client projects or requests and thought leadership topics
  • Creation of new marketing ideas and materials to assist in the sales process and growth of the ETF platform, along with assisting Coverage in sales calls where required


Your Skills and Experience:
  • University degree, preferably in Finance or Economics
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Bloomberg. Programming skills (Python/R/VBA) is a plus. In-depth knowledge of python programming language and one or more AI/ML tools
  • Previous experience in a technical environment and with the general mathematical concepts of finance and an ability to efficiently communicate technical concepts to a variety of audience
  • Intense knowledge around regulatory and governance requirements such as SEC requirements (e.g. Prospectuses and other offering documents) and US fund regulation
  • Strong English language skills is required plus additional relevant languages (e.g. German) is a plus


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.

Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. Click these links to view the following notices: \"EEO is the Law poster\" and supplement ; Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act; Employee Polygraph Protection Act and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

New York, New York

Our vision

We aspire to be the leading client-centric global universal bank

We serve shareholders best by putting our clients first and by building a global network of balanced businesses underpinned by strong capital and liquidity.

We value our German roots and remain dedicated to our global presence.

We commit to a culture that aligns risks and rewards, attracts and develops talented individuals, fosters teamwork and partnership and is sensitive to the society in which we operate.

Our values and beliefs

Integrity

  • We live by the highest standards of integrity in everything we say and do
  • We will do what is right – not just what is allowed
  • We communicate openly; we invite, provide and respect challenging views

Sustainable Performance

  • We drive value for shareholders by putting long-term success over short-term gain
  • We encourage entrepreneurial spirit which responsibly balances risk and returns
  • We pursue lasting performance by developing, nurturing and investing in the best talent and by managing based on merit

Client Centricity

  • We earn our clients’ trust by placing them at the core of our organization
  • We deliver true value by understanding and serving our clients’ needs best
  • We strive to pursue mutually beneficial client relationships in which the value created is shared fairly

Innovation

  • We foster innovation by valuing intellectual curiosity in our people
  • We enable our clients’ success by constantly seeking suitable solutions to their problems
  • We continuously improve our processes and platforms by embracing new and better ways of doing things

Discipline

  • We protect the firm’s resources by always thinking and acting like owners
  • We live by the rules and hold ourselves accountable to deliver on our promises – no excuses
  • We achieve operational excellence by striving to ‘get it right the first time’

Partnership

  • We build diverse teams to generate better ideas and reach more balanced decisions
  • We put the common goals of the firm before ‘silo’ loyalty by trusting, respecting and working with each other
  • We act as responsible partners with all our stakeholders and regulators, and in serving the wider interests of society

Our brand

Deutsche is clear: we are here to perform – in business and beyond. We do this with a unique mix of passion and precision. This measured approach gives us the confidence to enable agile minds to look beyond the obvious, gaining advantage for everyone we work with.

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