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AVP, Investment Product Management

Job ID: R-013037 Date posted: 02/22/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-Remote , CA-San Diego

Do you have 6+ years of financial services experience with knowledge in the investment advisory product/platform space?

Are you great at collaborating & partnering with business stakeholders to drive change and improvement?

Do you want to work for an industry-leading company with the ability to pioneer and shape the entire industry?

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!

Job Overview:

The Investment Product Management team within LPL’s Wealth Management Solutions (WMS) group is responsible for delivering a highly competitive set of investment solutions across the brokerage and advisory platforms. This includes the platform and product offering, advisor/client access to solutions, and promotional activities.  The team’s goal from an investment product management perspective is to enhance our advisors’ and investors’ experience while helping to improve our firm’s economic and risk profiles. 

The Assistant Vice President, Investment Product Management role is primarily focused on our premiere advisory offering and is an important contributor to the overall investment and advisory product strategy. This position is focused on the day-to-day product management activities, in addition to driving and supporting initiatives to increase adoption of the platform.  It involves working closely with our Business Development and Wealth Consulting groups on recruiting opportunities and recently recruited advisors/firms on ways to leverage the platform. Given our extensive recruiting efforts and diverse affiliation models, it is imperative that you develop a deep understanding of how all our investment offerings and advisory platforms serve each model. You must be able to clearly articulate how each platform can solve our clients’ business needs.

The day-to-day product management activities range from researching new strategists and SMAs, to advisor support calls, addressing operational issues, and delivering new capabilities. You will leverage financial analysis, modeling, and market analysis to strategically influence proposed platform offerings and features. Matrix management skills are extremely important for this role, as are strong investment research skills. It is a critical ability for this role to take a problem, identify and recruit partners in relevant areas of the firm to prioritize, and implement solutions in a timely fashion. It is important to build strong and trusted relationships of partnership throughout the advisory-focused Technology, Compliance, Legal, and Operations teams. A preferred candidate would also have an understanding of the market landscape for investment and advisory offerings, including where the industry is trending and innovating.

The position requires an energetic candidate with a financial services background who can think independently, thrive in a fast-paced team environment, creatively problem-solve, connect various thoughts, observations, and results to develop innovative solutions and new insights that drive an improved offering. This role also requires the candidate to help build and deliver presentations that convey new ideas or complicated data to a variety of audiences within the firm, including senior leadership.

What will you do?

  • Leverage and continually grow industry knowledge to deliver competitive solutions that will enable LPL to recruit to and drive adoption of our centrally managed platforms

  • Lead and drive projects, initiatives, decisions, and tasks forward to the successful execution of key priorities

  • Capture feedback from advisors, stakeholders, and key partners, translating this feedback into insights and recommendations on improving the platform

  • Gather competitive analysis for key strategic projects

  • Partner across the firm to advance initiatives, enhancements, and remove roadblocks in Technology, Finance, Service/Trading, Operations, and Legal/Risk

  • Participate in the formulation of the product development roadmap

  • Build presentations and deliver findings to leadership and stakeholders

  • Own the day-to-day product management which includes onboarding new strategies, SMAs, management reporting, and resolving issues in a timely manner

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaboratorswho can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team-oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

We want high energy, enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, as well as strong interpersonal and written communication skills. We want a strong consensus-builder who drives change to achieve desired outcomes.

What skills, experiences, and education are required?

  • Bachelor’s degree required; CFA preferred

  • 6+ years financial services experience; investment product/platform experience preferred

  • Knowledgeable on the investment advisory product landscape, specifically offerings in UMAs (SMAs, Mutual Fund, and ETF Strategists) and future state platforms including familiarity with competition (broker-dealers, RIAs, TAMPs, etc.), platform/product trends, and regulation.

  • Platform management or operational experience associated with evaluating dynamic decisions and contributing towards recommendations that enhance the product offering

  • Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills required with the ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deliver quality outcomes within short timeframes

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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