Commodity Product Manager

Los Angeles, USA
commensurate with experience
Jul 16, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Essential Duties
  • On an ongoing basis provide marketing information and support for TCW sales personnel who are seeking to gain commodity mandates from existing and new clients of the firm.
  • Maintain a close relationship with the commodity portfolio team so that you can convey their views and positions to TCW's existing and prospective commodity investors. You will be expected to use your knowledge and experience in commodity markets to offer ideas which the portfolio team might consider, while being mindful that the portfolio team has the authority and responsibility for investment decisions.
  • Develop a relationship of trust and support with TCW's marketing team, so they view you as an ally in their efforts to gain AUM from their clients. This will include joining TCW's client-facing personnel in sales and servicing calls with their clients.
  • Provide periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) commentary on commodity markets in general and the performance of TCW's Enhanced Commodity Strategy in particular.
  • Provide written materials which can be used by the TCW marketing team to demonstrate TCW's competence and long term performance in commodity asset management. This will include presentation books, white papers, and relevant FAQs.
  • Project TCW's commodity capability by participation in conferences and industry events where prospective clients and consultants may be in attendance.
  • Maintain an awareness of competitive products in the market. Use that awareness not only to support TCW sales teams as they compete for business, but also to identify other commodity products and strategies that may be beneficial to TCW.
  • The position will be based in TCW's Los Angeles headquarters in order to develop the necessary relationships with marketers, client-facing management, portfolio managers, and senior management. Travel, primarily in support of the sales teams but also to industry events, will be required (approximately 10-20%).

Required Qualifications

Deep knowledge of commodity markets and commodity investing is essential
Experience in actually trading commodities is a plus, but is not mandatory
An ability to engage in discussion of macroeconomics and of investment strategy and portfolio theory is required. This includes an ability to talk about fixed income investing as well
MBA or CFA is desirable
At least 3 years of experience in commodity-related business

Professional Skills Qualifications

Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary in order to discuss clearly and concisely our portfolio positions as well as activities in commodity markets
Cooperative teamwork is essential for success in this position
The successful candidate will demonstrate entrepreneurial initiative as well as an understanding of how to build a business unit within our larger enterprise

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