Product Development Analyst/Associate

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Product Development Analyst/Associate

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POSTING DATE: Sep 22, 2021

PRIMARY LOCATION: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

EDUCATION LEVEL: Bachelor’s Degree

JOB: Asset/Investment Management


JOB LEVEL: Associate


Morgan Stanley Investment Management (“MSIM”), together with its investment advisory affiliates, operates in 23 countries with $1.4 Tn in assets under management or supervision as of January 15, 20211. Morgan Stanley Investment Management strives to provide outstanding long-term investment performance, service and a comprehensive suite of investment management solutions to a diverse client base, which includes governments, institutions, corporations and individuals worldwide.

MSIM U.S. Public Markets – Product Development Overview

The U.S. Public Markets Product Development Team, based in New York, collaborates with Portfolio Management, Distribution, Senior Management and various internal stakeholders on the development and implementation of Global Equity, Global Fixed Income and Multi-Asset investment products in an effort to support MSIM’s overall business strategy and key strategic initiatives. The Team manages new products through the entire product lifecycle from the idea generation stage through the approval process and ultimately to successful operational launches across multiple asset classes and vehicle structures. The U.S. Product Development Team covers a wide breath of institutional, intermediary, and retail product launches across a range of investment strategies (e.g. Emerging Markets Equity, Global Equity, Global Listed Real Estate/Infrastructure, Global Multi-Asset, Global Fixed Income including HY, IG, CLOs, and ESG-focused among others). The Team collaborates on a global basis leveraging relationships across the firm and covers a variety of vehicle structures (e.g. 1940 Act open-end/closed-end funds, limited partnerships, collective investment trusts, institutional separate accounts/strategic partnerships, Cayman offshore funds, and Canadian pooled trusts) across jurisdictions (United States, Cayman-Offshore, Canada).

Job Description & Responsibilities:

Work collaboratively with Investment Teams, Distribution & Marketing, Legal & Compliance, and Operations to execute new product launches, mergers/strategy transitions, liquidations, and provide ongoing support to the product platform.

Project Management of new product launches (idea generation, market research and development of business case), platform enhancements and rationalizations, and managing internal MSIM Committee/Board approvals.

Conduct market research and analyses on competitor funds, performance, and global investment trends using various fund databases to support product development initiatives and also support presentations to Senior Management and MSIM Committees/Boards to assess marketplace viability.

Assist supporting the existing product line to ensure commercial success and provide ongoing support to platform that evolves in response to Investment Team strategic initiatives, client requirements, the competitive marketplace, and/or regulatory changes.


Bachelors degree with 1-3 years of industry experience.

Broad understanding of the asset management industry in either a product development, business strategy, marketing, or product management role, as well as thorough knowledge of the markets and investment management products. In general, the ideal candidate must possess a balance of commercial awareness, project management capabilities, and business analysis skills.

Candidate should be energetic, self-starter and team-oriented who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Experienced professional who understands how to navigate a large global organization, communicates clearly, gains consensus, and supports time-sensitive product initiatives.

Strong work ethic and a desire to learn.

Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

Effective communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to write effectively.

Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience with databases such as Morningstar, Strategic Insight Simfund, or Evestment, a plus.

Series 7, a plus.

1 All references to assets under management are on a pro-forma basis, representing the combination of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Eaton Vance’s assets under management. Eaton Vance’s assets under management based on press release issued on January 15, 2021 and represents data as of December 31, 2020. MSIM data is as of December 31, 2020.



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