Business Development Manager Retail Offshore Investments

  • Permanent Specialist position

  • Cape Town Region, Western Cape

  • Undisclosed basic salary plus commission

  • Job 2192133

  • Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Rory Mackie & Associates

About the Position

Our client, a global asset manager with a strong and growing presence in South Africa, is seeking a Business Development Manager to drive their Retail Offshore sales, service existing clients, represent the brand, seek new markets and opportunities, influence product development and build confidence in the company through building strong client and stakeholder relationships and networks which will result in increased AUM. This is a national position, based in Cape Town.

Key Result Areas:

  • Implement the sales strategy of the company by managing client relationships and developing a sales pipeline
  • Assist in the development of the sales strategy of the organization
  • Increase the company's footprint into existing and new markets
  • Build and establish relationships with clients and key stakeholders
  • Increase assets under management
  • Contribute to product development
  • Potentially contribute to/participate in projects improve operational efficiency of the organization
  • Represent the company at various industry forums
  • Provide input to the Business Development strategy
  • Weekly and monthly reporting in terms of sales progress

Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills:

  • A Graduate Degree or equivalent within Investments, Economics and/or Finance is essential
  • A minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience in retail sales within the retail investment space. Offshore investments exposure would be an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of investment instruments and related financial theory
  • Successful completion of the FAIS Registered Persons' exams an advantage
  • A CFA or CFP qualification will be an added advantage
  • Investment related retail asset management business development experience necessary
  • Good knowledge of the retirement fund industry
  • A strong interest in global financial markets
  • Knowledge of legislation impacting on the financial services and retirement fund industry


  • South African Citizens only
  • Own car and Drivers license essential
  • Interest and ability to travel extensively nationally and internationally

Desired Skills

  • retail investments
  • collective investments
  • sales
  • retail investment sales
  • business development
  • client contact
  • global markets
  • offshore investments

Desired Qualification Accreditation

  • Degree

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