Aladdin Business, Client Engagement

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Atlanta, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Ref
8682522
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Aladdin® is an operating system for investment managers that seeks to connect the information, people, and technology needed to manage money in real time. The Aladdin platform combines risk analytics with portfolio management, trading, compliance, and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading, and operational scale. Aladdin is used by a community of over 200 institutional clients around the world, including BlackRock. There are over 30,000 end users of Aladdin globally. The team is comprised of 800+ professionals responsible for implementing and supporting our Aladdin clients, sales and marketing, and ensuring the Aladdin Community maximizes Aladdin products through engagement and education.

We are seeking an Aladdin Client Engagement Manager to work closely with Aladdin clients to be their trusted consultant, problem solver, and business partner - and to take full advantage of Aladdin.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Own relationships with client teams including senior management (e.g. Chief Investment Officer) to understand their business objectives and needs, and help them use Aladdin expertise to achieve their firm's goals.
  • Be an extension of the client's in-house team to build and lead projects and coordinate resources across multiple functional areas and share knowledge relating to Aladdin models, functionality, workflows, and market best-practices
  • Partner with the client, as well as Aladdin Product Managers, developers, and financial modelers to support client development needs and assist with deployment of new models, analytics, and reporting across our broad range of financial products and investment styles.
  • Build strong internal relationships within BlackRock Solutions, and the wider BlackRock globally, in support of your clients


Required Skills and Experience
  • 2-4 years of work experience in the financial services industry
  • Strong interest in FinTech, with prior knowledge of databases
  • Familiarity with buy-side investment management workflows
  • Proficient in market trends
  • Working understanding of equity, fixed income and derivative markets, and analytics
  • Experience advising Clients on portfolio strategies, portfolio optimization, risk assessments, and attribution
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients
  • Ambitious approach to large, complex projects, with a flair for problem solving
  • Self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment and works well as part of a multi-disciplinary global team


Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with SQL, UNIX, VBA , C++, PERL or similar tools, and/or Aladdin
  • CFA, FRM, CIMA, or CAIA certification


Who We Are

At BlackRock we are a fiduciary to our clients, which means we look out for their best interests. We have an extraordinary responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home, and improve their financial well-being.

We are passionate about our work. But we're also passionate about having a life. From financial wellness to personal wellness, we offer a wide variety of strong work/life support for you to achieve the highest quality of life. Some of our favorites include:
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Strong collaborative culture
  • 401k matching


Where you'll work

This position is located in BlackRock's Atlanta iHub where you'll work alongside curious, lifelong learners who are driven by purpose. At our Atlanta iHub, we're rolling up our collective sleeves to drive real change at a local and global level. All to shape a future that benefits more and more of us - a future that's Atlanta made.

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

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.