Vice President, Manager Research - Fixed Income (New York)

New York, USA
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 31, 2020
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

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. Through our comprehensive portfolio approach, diversified return drivers, end-to end partnership and technology, our multi-asset platform is crafted to deliver outcomes with more precision. MASS includes specialized capabilities in areas of tactical asset allocation, income funds, target date and target risk strategies, as well as customized solutions through state-of-the-art portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies. Our team of over 250 multi-asset investment professionals manages a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $640 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

The Manager Research team in MASS is looking for an experienced researcher for a role that focuses on liquid fixed income investment strategies, globally. In this role you will join a high profile, successful, fast growing and multifaceted business that will provide extensive exposure to BlackRock and third-party fixed income investment managers, as well as significant interaction with BlackRock multi-manager investment teams across client segments.
  • Independently and in teams research and evaluate investment opportunities and strategies with a focus on liquid fixed income strategies globally
  • Make well-researched recommendations on the asset class opportunities and tactics and the investment managers best able to execute on these
  • Collaborate closely with BlackRock multi-manager investments teams in anticipating demand for investment strategies, make allocation recommendations
  • Active ownership of recommended investment strategies and the relationship with the respective investment managers, including negotiation of commercial and operational terms
  • Participate in the design and ongoing management of portfolios with well-researched proposals for strategic investments
  • Document research findings from initial due diligence and ongoing monitoring
  • Regularly prepare reports summarizing manager performance and portfolio positioning
  • Stay up to date about products and trends in the investment management industry
  • Work with Manager Research colleagues and Leadership to line up and execute research pipeline
  • Represent BlackRock and Manager Research in client meetings and to the investment industry

  • Demonstrated experience and success in conducting investment, manager, and operational research on investment managers that provide fixed income strategies (ideally, municipal /mortgage experience)
  • Extensive knowledge of and network in the investment management community
  • Strong cross team and firm relationship building skills, capable of adapting style of communication to the audience
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, mathematics/statistics, or a related field,
  • MBA/CFA preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities, which form a crucial part of our research process,
  • Ability and willingness to travel if required, to destinations globally
  • Ability to work independently, while also acting collaboratively as a great team member in our world-wide team
  • Experience working in a global environment
  • Ability to independently manage schedule to support a global business model

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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