ETF Product Manager at ETF Product Manager

The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa, and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets.  The Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more.  It is an open, professional and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world.Job Title:ETF Product ManagerJob DescriptionDivision: Capital Market Division Department: Secondary Market DepartmentRole: Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Product Manager Location: LagosReport to: Head - Secondary Markets Department Grade: ETF Product Manager ESTIMATED DATE OF RESUMPTION:  Friday, March 31, 2017JOB SUMMARY The Nigerian Stock Exchange services the largest economy in Africa, and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. The Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more. It is an open, professional and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world. The Nigerian Stock Exchange is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who has a deep understanding ofthe competitive landscape in the relevant financial markets as ETF Product Manager. The ETF Product Manager will lead and guide the review /creation of ETF frameworks for scope of work, proposals, and research and business cases. He/She will oversee all functionspertaining to the ETF product line with the overallgoal of ensuringthat ETFs are appropriately priced, positioned, promoted, and supported in a way that will increase order flow as measured by number of transactions, trading volume and value in line with the overall goals of the product management department and will have responsibility for margins made on ETF Product line. The Product Manager will also be responsible for the NSE Index business. He/She will focused on the development and calculation of indices and play a lead role in developing new indices and implementing custom index requests. The Product Manager will becomethe “Product Advocate” by proactively disseminating related information while communicating the product message. He/She is expected to stay abreast of the competitive landscape and industry trends (utilizing internaland external data/information resources) to create a competitive platform that enables stakeholders realize their investment objectives. The Product Manager will own and drive the ETF product line and ensure the success ofthese programmes by developing and maintaining relationships with ETF market participants and relevant external and internal stakeholders. He/She will obtain and maintain knowledge of ETF client business. Set up and attend stakeholder visits and conduct stakeholder presentations. The position is situated Nigeria with a global focus to cover both local and international buy and sell side participants.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESLiaise with fund experts to consistently develop and manage an array of offerings under ETF product lineto meet the needs of the investing community and assimilate market feedback into new product development and positioning of existing ETFsDefine the Exchange’s growth strategy and execution plan for the ETF product line to drive product sales & profitabilityPerform data analysis, such as trend and behaviour analysis related to the financial services industry and ETFs product development in general. Using the outcome of analysis and research, underpin recommendations for creating, developing, maintaining and enhancing NSEETFs Market product developmentResponsible for the design and implementation of new ETF Product initiatives: Draft relevant documentation, perform analysis, research and carry-out appropriate planning with cross-market collaboration in mind, when relevant. Coordinate activities of ETF liquidity providers to appropriate their functions in promoting liquidity and market efficiencyEnhance the market micro-structure (in areas such as transaction fees, index licensing fees) to increase product profitabilityAdvocate transparency of ETFs listed on The Exchange by ensuring they observe documentation requirements in terms of structure, exposures and fair value at all timesLiaise with index providers covering the Nigerian market or NSE index committee to ensure the providers meet a strong market demand for new and innovative indices to support ETFs across theasset classMaintain the MSCI relationship and work with MSCI by contributing meaningfully to the analysis, evaluation and NSE product vision of NSE/MSCI index offeringWork with clients to implement custom index requests and co-develop custom index solutionsResponsible for performance i.e. turnover & margins of ETF trading on The ExchangeLiaise with the Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure enhancements in support of the ETF product line and other business partners as necessaryCreate, review and amend ETF trading rules as necessary, to promote fair and orderly trading in ETFManage key relationships with other stakeholders, Broker-Dealers, Market Makers, Institutional Investors (PFAs, CPFAs, Insurance companies, managed funds, portfolio managers, etc.) and other trading participants locally and internationallyDevelop and maintain a broad knowledge and awareness of trading industry developments, competitors, regulator rules that impact ETF tradingProactiver disseminate investment and product resources to other areas ofthe organization in order to educate and train Internal/External stakeholders on Product attributes and new initiativesCoordinate and operate investor education in partnership with other stakeholdersUnderstand drivers of ETFs order flow to the ExchangeCoordinate and partner with the other product development team members in conjunction with other stakeholders, to design and price products, identify and address key issues that must be resolved before a successful product launch occursServe as gatekeeper, ambassador and product line expert to internal/external partiesAnalyse new product ideas in conjunction with institutional/wholesale distribution and marketing firms to determine success potentials and uniqueness within the industryMonitor/interpret product pricing trends and recommend appropriate strategiesUnderstand product profitability goals and provide inputs to appropriate financial areasAssist in driving the development process once a new product has been approved by all functional areasProvide insight and assist the Listing Sales and Retention team in marketing on an ongoing and proactive basis with respect to product positioning and communication strategiesContinuously monitor industry trends and the competitive environment; recommend initiatives to strengthen market positionAssist in the preparation of presentations for ExCo and other key stakeholdersFUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIESAnalytical ThinkingStrategic ResearchRisk ManagementMarket AnalysisCapital Mkt KnowledgeKnowledge of Trading PlatformsBEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIESAttention to DetailProblem SolvingLeadershipTime Management

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