Associate, Multi Asset Strategies and Solutions Platform Strategist

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Oct 07, 2020
Ref
8293970
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Function Overview:

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group provides investment strategies and solutions that employ sophisticated asset allocation, rigorous risk management, and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to client needs. MASS includes specialized capabilities in areas of tactical asset allocation, factor-based strategies, income funds, target date and target risk strategies, as well as customized solutions through state-of-the-art portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies to optimally assemble portfolios using index, factor and alpha sources to effectively deliver client-specific investment outcomes. Our team of over 300 multi-asset investment professionals manages a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $500 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, Princeton, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

MASS is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce regardless of race, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, or religion or belief. We are passionate about constructing and promoting an environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that teams with multifaceted strengths bring to the success of our business.

Position Overview

APAC MASS is seeking to expand its Hong Kong team by hiring an Associate to support the development of our growing Institutional Strategies & Solutions business in the AxJ region, with a focus on delivering multi-asset investment solutions for institutional clients, including pensions (public and private), financial institutions, foundations & endowments, sovereign wealth funds, and other money owners. The candidate will work with Portfolio Managers and Client CIOs in the design and implementation of investment strategies, including total return, absolute return and outcome-oriented strategies. In particular, he/she will assist in: (i) exploring and understanding client's investment goals and aspirations, (ii) crafting potential solutions using BlackRock's analytical toolset and market views and (iii) reporting/ communicating the results back to clients. Once the target strategy is agreed the individual will help facilitate the implementation of the investment strategy as well as providing ongoing technical client support. During all parts of the process, this candidate joining our MASS team will work closely with internal partners and will play an active role in new business solicitations, including responsibility for written RFP responses and commercial proposals and close collaboration with our Legal team on client contracting.

Interested new joiners should have an excellent understanding of multi-asset investing, risk management concepts, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, they should have working understanding of the Asia institutional market and some experience of explaining detailed concepts to third parties, including clients that may not have deep financial experience or familiarity.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions team, the new team member will be responsible for assisting and driving the following key aspects of our institutional solutions efforts:
  • Engage with the investment offices of existing and prospective clients to understand the nature of the client's investment problem and their outcome objectives
  • Communicate credible, innovative solutions that meet current and prospective client requirements
  • Advise on topics including risk management, risk budgeting, tactical and strategic asset allocation, and portfolio construction
  • Lead all aspects of day-to-day client engagement (i.e. training and educating, delivering investment agreement and market updates, resolving client requests)
  • Input feedback into new product design, as well as the improvement of existing product offerings and servicing
  • Deliver client presentations based on new insights in portfolio construction and risk management
  • Compose articles and white papers on relevant topics of interest
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by MASS and the products managed by other investment areas within BlackRock
  • Maintain and develop insights about broader themes, trends, and competitive landscape within the Asia institutional client universe
  • Develop and grow strong and positive partnership with the Institutional Client Business Group and the Global Consultant Relations teams who are primarily responsible for leading and developing BlackRock's client and consulting relationships


Required Skills & Experience
  • Degree or higher-level qualification and demonstrated record of academic achievement;
  • 2+ years of asset management experience, preferably across multiple asset classes and investment subject areas
  • Demonstrated experience in an asset management, investment banking or investment consulting environment
  • Familiarity with a wide array of institutional investment strategies (e.g., risk parity, Alternatives)
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speech; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication in real time
  • Ability to present and articulate sophisticated concepts simply
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • High self-motivation, ownership and initiative
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent teammate
  • Not afraid to immerse oneself deeply into a financial model or analysis
  • High level of integrity, enabling candidate to become a trusted partner to clients and peers
  • High degree of intellectual curiosity; ardent "student of the markets"


Preferred Skills & Experience
  • Some technology/IT/Modeling proficiency
  • Experience preparing responses to RFIs and RFPs
  • Desire to help build a business and willingness to be involved in all elements of business growth initiatives
  • Achievement of CFA, FRM, CAIA or progress towards achieving
  • Language skills for the local market


About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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