Vice President/ Director, Solutions Strategist, Multi Asset Strategies and Solutions

Sydney, Australia
01 Jul 2022
17 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Business Overview:

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and innovative alpha insights. Our team of 300+ multi-asset investment professionals constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Currently, MASS handles over $1 trillion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

MASS is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are passionate about creating and promoting an environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that diversity brings to the success of our business.

Position Overview

The MASS team based in Sydney is seeking to expand its team by hiring a Solutions Strategist to support our growing Solutions business. The successful candidate will work with the Client CIO and Portfolio Managers in the design and implementation of investment strategies. Along with the key responsibilities outlined below. the Solutions Strategist will play an active role in broader MASS team initiatives and assist with other areas of the MASS investment platform.

Interested new joiners should have an excellent understanding of Multi-Asset investing, portfolio construction, risk management, technology, and have good collaboration and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the following key aspects of our solutions efforts:
  • Engaging with solutions clients to understand the nature of the client's investment problem and their objectives
  • Assist the Client CIO with designing investment solutions that meet the client's needs including construction of strategic asset allocations, portfolio optimisation, strategy selection (active/index/factors/ESG/alternatives etc.) and supporting data & analysis.
  • Communicating solutions and portfolio and performance updates at client and consultant meetings.
  • Preparation of client presentation materials and RFP responses which detail the proposed solution.
  • Coordinate day-to-day client engagement (i.e. delivering investment and market updates, responding to client requests, training and education).
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by MASS and the products run by other investment areas within BlackRock along with broader market themes and industry trends.
  • Develop and grow positive relationships with key business partners that facilitate and support the solutions business within the firm.

Skills & Experience
  • Degree or higher-level qualification and consistent record of academic achievement and either completion or progressing CFA, FRM or CAIA qualifications;
  • 8+ years of asset management or similar experience, preferably across multiple asset classes and investment subject areas
  • Familiarity with a wide array of investment strategies and Multi Asset investment concepts (e.g. strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation, factor investing, active investing, fundamental and systematic investment styles, sustainability trends, alternatives and risk management concepts)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills including technology and coding skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication to suit the audience, completion of RFP responses.
  • Flexible, adaptable and self-starting personality. Demonstrated experience working both independently and as part of a team.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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