21 days old
2018-05-302018-06-28

Associate Product Manager - Global Equity

Franklin Templeton Investments
Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Job Code
    822392

At Franklin Templeton Investments, we are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners. Over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. For over 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.



The Associate Product Manager will support the efforts of the Templeton Global Equity Group product management team, which acts as a liaison between investment management, distribution and other internal and external business partners. The Associate Product Manageris expected to serve as a product expert for Templetons Global Equity Groups investment strategies and will represent the investment team by acting as a specialized source of product and market knowledge. The role will provide broad orientation to global financial markets and the asset management industry, as well as opportunities to develop analytical, presentation and writing skills.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of an Associate Product Manager?

    • Effectively answering client servicing questions, articulating investment team views, writing investment commentary and portfolio updates (e.g., explaining changes in portfolio holdings and key portfolio themes) for assigned strategies.

    • Building and maintaining an expert level of knowledge on institutional and retail investment vehicles globally, providing regular feedback on competitive intelligence and product development opportunities.

    • Individual will be responsible for maintaining and running several reports on investment performance and other metrics, while identifying opportunities to improve process efficiency.

    • Conducting ongoing research and analysis in support of product positioning, market developments, portfolio performance, the competitive landscape and being a product specialist for internal audiences.

    • Supporting portfolio managers and product managers in developing marketing presentations and communications to internal and external audiences.

    • Ensuring projects are executed according to the vision and implemented within deadlines.

    • Conveying product information to business partners responsible for producing and delivering content to external audiences.


What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?
    • Preferably 2-5 years of industry experience with a focus on investment management.

    • Undergraduate degree or focus in economics or finance.

    • Strong desire to learn and grow, willingness to take on a broad set of assignments.

    • Proactive in nature, intellectually curious and extremely detail-oriented with a commitment to working within a team.

    • Solid analytical and problem solving skills.

    • Keen interest in and knowledge of global markets, economics, and portfolio theory.

    • Background in investment and portfolio management processes.

    • Comfort manipulating and analyzing data sets. Quantitative orientation required, but on-the-job training can help develop specific skills.

    • Concrete understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.

    • Knowledge of data sources for performance, flows and relevant competitive information is a plus (Morningstar, Lipper, FactSet, Bloomberg, eVestment).

    • Strong verbal and written communication.

    • Excellent organizational and project management skills.

    • CFA or interest in working towards one.
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewardsthe mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
  • Three weeks paid time off the first year

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits

  • Employee Stock Investment Program

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

  • Onsite fitness center and recreation center

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, I AM Franklin Templeton.

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.



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