DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world's leading investment organisations. With more than €745 billion in assets-under-management, DWS offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. DWS is a publicly listed firm on the Frankfurt stock exchange majority-owned by the Deutsche Bank Group and a minority stake held by Nippon Life.
The Alternatives business represents more than € 91 billion and includes private real estate, private infrastructure, liquid real assets (real estate/infrastructure, and commodity securities), sustainable investments, private equity, and hedge funds.
Job Description Product Management is one of the function performed by the CFO team.
The Product Manager is responsible for the oversight of operations and finance of the products managed by the Alternatives business.
The key objectives of the Product Manager are to:
Support product development process,
Oversee product corporate administration,
Manage the engagement and on-going oversight of Service Providers,
Carrying out certain control activities,
Ensure entities are properly capitalised,
Support leverage and hedging activities,
Oversee product accounting,
Manage audit and tax reporting processes,
Oversee performance measurement and financial reporting.
The opportunity to work within an integrated and internationally operating product management department providing the following benefits to a suitable candidate:
work in a rapidly changing business environment in a focus growth re gion for DWS,
ability to work independently,
opportunity to work within an international team,
exposure to a wide range of products,
constant interaction with individuals within the organization, across the business (portfolio managers, product development, risk management) and externally (e.g. advisers, auditors, lawyers, service providers),
develop wide range of professional skills (accounting, finance, tax, legal, regulatory).
The successful candidate will be required to manage and run the day-to-day operations of the Fund and Fund entities with responsibilities as follows :
maintain and establish relationships with resident directors and officers, banks, administrators, custodians, legal and tax advisers,
support legal and regulatory compliance and assist with board meetings,
participate in the set-up of fund and corporate structures
co-ordinate and maintain records of fund and transaction documentation as well as board minutes,
cash and treasury management including KYC, compliance, entity capitalisation, funding and cash repatriation,
review of fund entity management accounts, quarterly NAVs and presentation to directors at quarterly and annual board meeting,
assistance with consolidation of fund accounts,
co-ordination and review of statutory accounts, VAT, tax returns and CSSF reports,
liaison with auditors,
implementation and maintenance of operating standards, processes and procedures,
monitoring and assessment of business and/or regulatory risks,
oversight of the service providers.
attend valuation committee
review and approve AIF´s NAV
ensure policies are consistently applied
Motivated team member with strong attention to detail,
Analytical and pro-active approach to problem solving,
Strong interpersonal skills with flexibility to work independently,
Highly collaborative and able to work efficiently and effectively in both role
Ability to proactively communicate issues to the direct report,
Ability to translate complex situation into a succinct action points,
Ability to work to tight deadlines,
Good overall knowledge of asset management.
Graduate with minimum 5 years of experience within the Investment Fund industry and / or financial industry.
Experience in Real Estate, Infrastructure or Private Equity
Understanding of Luxembourg tax, legal and regulatory environment
AIF´s valuation experience would be an advantage
Fluency in English both written and spoken
Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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.