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MassMutual Head of Product Intelligence and Innovation in Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity

MassMutual Investments is a diversified multi-manager investment platform focused on the retirement and wealth management channels. We leverage an open architecture framework to develop innovative solutions to solve the most pressing investment needs faced by our clients. We are seeking a Head of Product Research to drive the strategic product agenda for MassMutual Investments.

The Team

MassMutual Investments manages $65 billion across 100+ portfolios, spanning equities, fixed income and multi-asset solutions. We have developed partnerships with some of the world’s leading asset managers who sub-advise our investment strategies. We are rapidly expanding our solutions in the wealth and investment-only retirement channels, and we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help drive our dynamic and collaborative effort.

The Impact:

The Head of Product Research will be responsible for driving the strategic product agenda for MassMutual Investments. The role will oversee competitive product research, drive the ideation of new products, and have responsibility for the firm’s overall vehicle and pricing strategy.

The location of this role is flexible, however travel to the Boston office is expected.

Product Research

  • Monitor marketplace dynamics, including asset flows and product trends

  • Assess competitive positioning of MassMutual product range, and identify gaps as well as areas for new product development

  • Monitor pricing trends, as well as changes to sub-advisor pricing

New Product Ideation

  • Drive overall product strategy for MassMutual Investments, working closely with channel sales heads, VA/VUL product, and portfolio strategy

  • Drive new product ideation efforts for each sales channel

  • Lead strategic product initiatives, such as ESG

  • Serve as Chair of the Product Committee

Vehicle and Pricing Strategy

  • Guide the pricing strategy for new products, and conduct regular pricing studies to assess competitiveness

  • Overall responsibility for range management

  • Own and make recommendations around the overall vehicle strategy for MassMutual Investments: mutual funds, CIT, ETFs, separate accounts

  • Own and manage the relationship with our external Trust company partner

The Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years in a product related role

  • Advanced degree or CFA preferred

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Proven ability to succeed in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment

  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and courage to drive change

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to innovate, think big and develop creative solutions to problems

  • Experience across equities, fixed income and multi-asset portfolios. Exposure to private asset classes and ESG is desirable.

  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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