Vice President, Fundamental Equity, Sector & Megatrend Product Strategist

New York, USA
Nov 03, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Our Product Strategists are a critical component of our investment success. They are seasoned investment professionals that partner with our portfolio managers and act as the link between them and client relationship managers, playing a central role in facilitating connectivity between investors and distribution. Product strategists represent their respective investment teams to both internal and external clients, acting as a specialized source of product and market knowledge. Product strategists are embedded within investment teams allowing them to deliver the highest quality investment communication to all clients globally.

Fundamental Equity is a key division at BlackRock with over $180bn of assets under management and over 250 investment professionals. Fundamental Equity (FE) teams uses traditional analytics to pick stocks and assemble coherent, deliberate and diversified portfolios.

We are actively searching for a Sector & Megatrend Equity product strategist for the Fundamental Equity division, based in New York. The primary responsibility of the role will be to work with the senior product strategists, portfolio managers, and retail and institutional sales teams in promoting and growing our Sector & Megatrend Equity products globally. The individual will work in partnership with sales, global marketing and other key partners to promote and support the products, including our growing suite of Active ETFs.

This will include representing our products to clients, prospects and internal partners, working on marketing materials, RFPs, and responding to client queries. This will also include assisting on new product launches, seeking out innovative ways to engage our internal partners, guiding the onboarding of new institutional clients, amongst other business-related facets of the role.

The successful candidate will possess a growing knowledge of equity markets, the mutual fund marketplace, investment management and global economics. They will also have a very good understanding of the needs of a very wide range of clients. Additionally, the candidate must have exceptional communication skills and the ability to form trusted relationships and work across the organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Partner with relationship managers (retail, institutional, & iShares) to represent our capabilities and engage clients, prospects, consultants and intermediaries on BlackRock's full Sector and Megatrend range
  • Proactively engage with our distribution partners to seek out new avenues of business development
  • Develop sales narrative for new and existing product offerings
  • Maintain marketing materials for all strategies and product offerings
  • Assist in the completion of RFPs and ad-hoc investor requests as well as coordinate and/or participate in updating investor performance reporting
  • Write market/investment commentaries for investors, shareholders, current clients and prospects

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in a finance, business or analytical subject. MBA, other advanced degree and/or CFA designation preferred
  • 5 years professional experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of equities

  • Ability to understand and articulate financial markets, and investment implications, fund management strategies & equity market performance clearly
  • Strong analytical and project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong presentation as well as oral and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong level of self-direction, ownership, organization and initiative
  • Collaborative with proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple objectives simultaneously
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and ability to develop familiarity and skills using proprietary BlackRock technology

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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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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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