• Product Strategy and Development Specialist

    Location : Location JP-TK-Tokyo
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    AB is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional clients, individuals and private clients in major markets around the world. AB employs more than 3,000 investment professionals with expertise in equities, fixed income, multi-asset solutions, and alternative investments, and, through its subsidiaries and joint ventures, operates in more than 20 countries. AB’s research disciplines include fundamental research, quantitative research, economic research and currency forecasting capabilities. Through its integrated global platform, AB is well-positioned to tailor investment solutions for its clients. AB also offers independent research, portfolio strategy and brokerage-related services to institutional investors.

    AllianceBernstein is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate based race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status.


    JOB TITLE: Product Strategy and Development Specialist

    CORPORATE TITLE: Assistant Vice President or Vice President

    DEPARTMENT: Product Strategy and Development

    Report to: Gabriel Gondard / Head of Product Strategy and Development - APAC


    Primary Objectives:

    • Support development of new products for Japanese clients with an initial focus on Retail business
    • Execute product development initiatives for local ITM platform for retail and Institutional channels and support execution activities for Japan client sponsored launches in other domiciles
    • Review profitability, adequacy and strategic fit of existing and future products
    • Keep local teams appraised of progress on PS&D initiatives
    • [Manage] and develop local product strategy and development team
    • Support and maintain reports and analysis to show industry trends and AB’s product offering
    • Monitor regulatory trends and anticipate business impacts/identify opportunities from upcoming changes
    • Support short and long-term product strategy plans and discussions


    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Lead execution of product launches, liquidations and changes
    • Communication with key stakeholders of progress of various initiatives, including new product ideas
    • Capturing of various product ideas and maintaining PD pipeline database
    • Supporting [and managing] local team
    • Building and maintaining data/reports to support decisions for PS&D


    Key Skill Areas & knowledge Required:

    • Successful exposure to bond and/or equity portfolio management/product management at least 5 years in banks or asset managers.
    • Successful track record in supporting investment products launches in Japan for at least 5 years
    • Perfect knowledge on Japanese Asset Management market and regulatory framework
    • Fluent in English and in Japanese
    • Knowledgeable about Japanese retail distribution. Preferably, wholesale experience in Japan
    • Knowledgeable on Japanese regulations and customs
    • Knowledge of global asset management business and non-Japan domiciled products (for use in Japan)
    • Capability and desire to drive strategic product discussions and decisions



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