Business Development Specialist – Investment Funds

Business Development Specialist - Investment Funds

Business Development Specialist - Investment Funds


Marketing/Business Development


New York, New York

Employment Type



$75000 - $130000

Job Description:


Together with the Business Development Managers and Directors, and business development colleagues across practices, the Investment Funds Business Development Specialist will:

* Support the execution of strategic investment funds priorities, including those specific to practice groups, geographies, client teams, industry groups and individual partners, as well as regularly track and report on progress.

* Work with the Business Development Managers and Directors to execute individual lawyer, corporate department and firm business development and marketing objectives.

* Work closely with the department's embedded analysis professionals to monitor marketplace and competitive developments that impact existing and prospective clients, and quickly react to lead generation opportunities.

* Optimize opportunities in coordination with business development colleagues throughout the firm.

* Work collaboratively with other team members to meet rolling funds league table submission deadlines and effectively implement processes to more efficiently mine data and improve data collection.

* Obtain client, prospect, and market research, working with the firm's Competitive Intelligence Group, as needed.

* Work with the firm's event professionals and other members of the business development department to execute details of events, sponsorships, speaking engagements and thought leadership.

* Prepare pitch materials, responses to RFPs, and other client presentations for the firm's investment funds practice and collaborate on cross-practice materials as needed.

* Review and proof various directory and award submissions for relevant practice areas in coordination with the firm's content team and prepare them for partner review and final submission.

* Handle marketing and business development database updates, including practice and matter descriptions, website, biographies, mailing lists and CRM.

* Any additional responsibilities as required by management.

Job Requirements:


* Bachelor's degree.

* Minimum of five years of experience in a successful business development or marketing role in a professional services environment focused on a corporate practice is a requirement.

* Knowledge of fund formation, asset management M&A and private equity is also required.

Technologies / Software

* A solid command of software applications to produce high-end, professional work product, including PowerPoint and Excel

* Experience with corporate research platforms, including Preqin, PitchBook, PEI/PDI is a plus.

* Experience with InterAction or an equivalent Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system