Product Development - Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - Director


Date: May 16, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



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We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join the Product Development team, within New York Life Investments Global Products Group. The candidate will be a key part of an ETF Development team that is tasked with driving product innovation and development across the IndexIQ ETF product line (e.g., idea generation, design and implementation). This position provides an opportunity to expand upon an investment management professional’s experience in a results-oriented and challenging environment.

The Director will support the process of defining, prioritizing and executing the new investment product innovation agenda for IndexIQ ETFs. The candidate will play an important role in overseeing the product lifecycle by proactively identifying new product initiatives, enhancing existing product offerings and leading product implementation efforts. The candidate is required to bring strong industry knowledge and investment acumen to the position and is expected to continuously deepen and broaden their knowledge of financial markets, asset classes and structures over time.







  • 7+ years of related experience in the asset management industry, ideally with 3+ years of experience in ETF product development
  • In-depth knowledge of ETFs and the marketplace
  • Strong investment acumen with a solid understanding of economics and capital markets
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and quantitative skills, with exceptional attention to detail and ability to synthesize data into observations / recommendations
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills interacting with various constituencies within the firm
  • Self-starter with urgency, personal responsibility and accountability
  • Results and process-oriented with a proven ability to multi-task and execute on deliverables in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain high standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Morningstar Direct
  • BA/BS required; MBA or CFA (Charterholder or Level 2+ candidate) strongly preferred



Job Requisition ID: 85376

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