Head of Product and Solutions

The client is seeking an experienced Head of Product and Solutions, responsible for leading a team dedicated to generating shareholder value and creating attractive investment products and structured finance solutions through the development of customised financial markets and derivatives-based structured solutions. The incumbent will need financial engineering, structured finance and derivative structuring skills.

Role Responsibilities

  • Leverage specialist skills within the wider group of businesses to evaluate and assess the viability of opportunities;
  • Consult with external counterparties or advisors to ensure any solution is appropriate given Sanlam’s risk appetite and seek advice where necessary
  • Ensure that the optimal solution for the shareholder and customers is achieved consistently
  • Coordinate the execution of solutions
  • Manage and build a team of specialist product development, implementation and structuring specialists
  • Ownership and ongoing risk management of products and structured solutions, including legal and regulatory risk and P&L

Education and Experience

  • Preferred qualification CA(SA), CFA, Masters in Tax Law or similar
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in structuring and balance sheet optimisation
  • Appropriate Financial Degree with 10 to 12 years related experience.
  • Problem Solving experience
  • Issues Management experience
  • Business Knowledge experience
  • Business Analysis experience
  • In depth exposure across asset classes
  • Structuring experience in long term insurance or involving pension or similar long-dated liabilities
  • Structuring experience in investment banking
  • Derivative sales and structuring experience
  • Experience in formulating and executing a strategy in a financial markets business

If you meet the above requirements and want to make a career-changing move, apply today by either filling in the online application form or emailing your CV to Financialcareers@hireresolve.za.com

You are welcome to contact (021 551 8638) or connect with either Jessica Davies, or Lindy-Lee du Plessis on LinkedIn.

Please note that correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates for this position.
Please consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within 3 days

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