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Product Structuring and Implementation Specialist

bridgewater89 · 30+ days ago

About Bridgewater

Bridgewater Associates is a premier asset management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Our investment process is driven by a tireless pursuit to understand how the world’s markets and economies work — using cutting edge technology to validate and execute on timeless and universal investment principles. 

Founded in 1975, we are a community of independent thinkers who share a commitment for excellence. By fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and inclusion, we strive to unlock the most complex questions in investment strategy, management, and corporate culture. 

Explore more information about Bridgewater on our website here

Our Culture

Bridgewater’s unique success is the direct result of our unique way of being. We want an idea meritocracy in which meaningful work and meaningful relationships are pursued through radical truth and radical transparency. We require people to be extremely open, air disagreements, test each other’s logic, and view discovering mistakes and weaknesses as a good thing that leads to improvement and innovation. It is by continually striving together for the highest levels of truth and excellence that we create meaningful work and meaningful relationships. Within this culture, Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority because it is essential to finding the best talent in the world, enabling our idea meritocracy, and creating an environment where all types of people can thrive. We have a full-time team as well as affinity networks that work on these issues - If you would like to learn more, please let your Bridgewater recruiter know.

Explore more information about Bridgewater’s culture on our website here

About the Client Service Department

The goal of Client Service is to build and grow meaningful relationships with the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors and help clients achieve their goals through high quality return streams and tailored insights. To this end, we deeply understand the global pools of capital, develop strategies to effectively develop relationships, and partner with clients on their most difficult investment and portfolio construction problems. We help our clients broaden their understanding of our investment process, strategies and performance as well as deepen their understanding of financial markets more generally. 

About the Product Development and Implementation Team

The Product Development and Implementation team plays a pivotal role in helping our largest clients with their Bridgewater portfolios. The team explores and launches new products and custom portfolios for our clients, serving as a bridge between our senior executives, clients, client relationship teams, portfolio management, legal, and operations teams. Responsible for the day-to-day operational support of new client onboarding and existing client mandates, the team is a nexus between various parts of Bridgewater. This role offers a great opportunity to learn about the asset management business and Bridgewater’s approach to client management, product development, and product implementation while working with leaders across the organization.

About the Role

As a Product Structuring and Implementation Specialist, you will help us achieve our mission by collaborating with our client, investment, and implementation teams at Bridgewater to execute on client projects related to launching and managing our funds, custom mandates, and products. The role has three broad areas of responsibility: (1) driving cross departmental initiatives related to launching new funds and products, (2) partnering on the creation and evolution of custom portfolios for our largest clients, and (3) serving as an expert for our clients in areas related to portfolio structuring and implementation. 

This person will collaborate with investment and implementation teams at Bridgewater, as well as clients, to execute projects. Those projects can range from questions about how we manage client portfolios, to building and launching custom investment mandates. In addition, portfolio specialists will partner on strategic initiatives that cut across our book of business or across Bridgewater departments.

The ideal candidate must possess a balance of analytical, problem-solving, and project management capabilities, as well as have keen market and commercial awareness. 

Interested in learning more about working at Bridgewater? Hear about the experiences of our employees here.  

You will drive the following responsibilities:

  • Partner with clients, client teams, and professionals across various Bridgewater departments (portfolio management, legal, and operations) to launch client portfolios, manage transitions and negotiate guidelines
  • In partnership with Investment teams, shape and drive the product and commercial strategy for new and existing Bridgewater investments.
  • Collaborate with the team and other departments to support the project management and implementation of new product launches
  • Support the on-boarding of new investment mandates, including negotiating commercial terms and fees
  • Initiate and drive strategic initiatives that cut across clients and departments to enhance our portfolio implementation in response to broader investment and commercial strategic initiatives, client requirements, the competitive marketplace, and/or regulatory changes
  • Liaise with global institutional clients in Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US

You will be a click for the role if you: 

  • Are analytical, highly logical, and structured in your thinking
  • Have the ability to perceive problems and resolve them by identifying and weighing tradeoffs
  • Have strong investment understanding and track record working with complex investment products and teams
  • Are able to communicate clearly and concisely across multiple stakeholders and projects to meet requirements, including communication of investment and legal subject matter
  • Are a strong project manager and can practically drive initiatives and projects to resolution
  • Have a broad understanding of the asset management industry in either a product development, business strategy, marketing, and/or product management role

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution 
  • 4-10 years relevant experience building data driven business cases for investment or critical decision making 
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience working with sophisticated investment products and portfolios
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills 
  • Experience project managing and driving results for business initiatives
  • Consulting and/or product development experience 
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Partnership or direct work in financial services

Physical Requirements

For most of our roles, Bridgewater offers remote work flexibility, with most employees required to work on campus as their principal work location, a minimum of two days (and in some cases three days) per week with the option to work offsite on other days. 

Wage Range

The wage range for this role is $175,000 - $330,000 inclusive of base salary and discretionary target bonus. The expected base salary for this role is between 70% - 90% of this wage range.

Why Choose Bridgewater?

It takes all types to make Bridgewater great. We seek a diverse group of innovative thinkers and push them to engage in rigorous and thoughtful inquiry. We develop people through an honest examination of their abilities and performance, enabling personal growth and professional development. We strive to provide you opportunities that will challenge you and unlock your potential. 

In this role, you will grow with us by:

  • Taking ownership of increasingly complex systems and processes related to client portfolios.
  • Taking on oversight and mentorship responsibilities to grow talent as you gain experience.
  • Receiving the opportunity to grow your career across Client Service and Bridgewater depending on your strengths, weaknesses, and experience.

One of our core priorities at Bridgewater is to enable our employees to build a great life and career, and we believe our benefits are an important extension of that philosophy. As such, currently Bridgewater offers a competitive suite of benefits including:

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered and access to additional concierge medical services
  • 401(k) plan with generous employer match
  • Paid time off, including fully paid parental leave and a competitive PTO package
  • Workplace flexibility and access to back up childcare
  • Financial assistance for family building support, including adoption and egg freezing
  • Workplace wellness, including on-site gyms, free meals and healthy snacks, and meditation rooms
  • An engaged and active community that includes many company events, affinity networks, and extracurricular interest groups
  • For a full list of Bridgewater benefits, click here.

Bridgewater reserves the right to change its current benefits program at any time, in a manner that is consistent with applicable federal and state regulations.

This job description is not a contract and confers no contractual rights, privileges, or benefits on any applicant or potential applicant. Bridgewater has the right to change any and all terms of this job description, including, but not limited to, job responsibilities, qualifications and benefits. Nothing in this job description constitutes an offer or guarantee of employment. Please note that we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Bridgewater Associates, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Last updated on Feb 9, 2024

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