Senior RFP Specialist - Aegon AM

Full time
Asset Management
Chicago
Aegon Asset Management

Company Overview:
Aegon Asset Management is a leading global investor. We are an international business with 1,200 employees working from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Our 375 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$447.3 billion (as of March 30, 2021) for pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.
As one of the recognized leaders in responsible investment, we believe it is our duty to propel the industry forward and advance responsible investment practices. Responsible investing is a rapidly changing industry and we recognize the need to constantly evolve in order to maintain a competitive advantage. In the years ahead, we plan to continue to enhance ESG integration, work to effect positive change through active ownership and develop progressive responsible investment solutions.

We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.
We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

Position Overview:
Alongside a global team, the RFP writer delivers proposals and questionnaires that present Aegon AM’s investment expertise and provide compelling and consistent messaging to clients, prospects, and intermediaries.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to Request for Proposal (RFP) processes; work with internal teams in distribution, business development, investment management, compliance and finance to develop and maintain quality standards.
  • Deliver RFPs that present the investment case accurately and clearly, and highlight the competitive advantage of products.
  • Prioritize workload to meet production deadlines.
  • Keep abreast of products and processes to ensure the most accurate information is made available.
  • Assist with requests for assistance from the wider global team as needed.
  • Manage the software content database with approved questions and responses.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to clarify RFP questions and responses to ensure overall compliance and alignment with product positioning.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, marketing or a related field.
  • Five years of RFP writing experience, preferably in the investment management industry.
  • Advanced writing/editing and project management skills to contribute to a proposal development effort that promotes the growth of the firm.
  • Thorough understanding of investment products.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to gather information from subject matter experts around the firm and collaborate with senior management.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proficiency using MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with RFP software tools (Qvidian)

Company information

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