BlackRock - Multi Asset Strategies and Solutions - Product Strategy - VP

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Employer
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 23, 2020
Closes
Jan 22, 2021
Ref
9530199
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

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

Portfolio Solutions Strategy

The Client Fulfilment team, within MASS, is responsible for the structing, implementation and ongoing delivery of multi-asset solutions. Rooted in BlackRock's longstanding culture of objective problem-solving, the team collaborates with stakeholders around the firm to deliver high quality outcome-oriented investment solutions for our clients.

We are seeking a VP to help support growth and deliver a range of strategies including outsourced CIO solutions, bespoke sub-advised mandates, multi-manager funds and advisory model solutions for our wealth and retail clients.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on EMEA wealth clients, covering both existing wealth solutions clients/models and multi-manager funds as well as helping drive our business development efforts
  • Attend client meetings with lead account managers and client CIOs, to provide subject matter expertise and confidently present MASS capabilities and process in the context of the client's solution
  • Translate investment strategy design into a robust implementable solution, balancing regulatory constraints, risk and client intent - including investment guideline design with external managers
  • Support contract and operational negotiations with external managers, providing business oversight for MASS
  • Work with transition managers, clients, and underlying investment managers to support the design and management of a suitable transition plan for initial funding, change events and management of large flows
  • Develop and improve the infrastructure unpinning the wealth models, products and solutions business laying the foundations for the future growth of the business, whilst promoting scale and consistency
  • Drive scale and efficiency to help minimise cost and drive a consistent infrastructure across investment, operations and servicing
  • Provide investment expertise oversight for client contracts - investment management agreements, advisory agreements, service level agreements, fund prospectus
  • Drive and enhance market leading portfolio analytics and investment reporting enabling client advisors and portfolio managers to better understand the underlying risk and exposure of their portfolios
  • Review investment reports and draft portfolio and market commentary
  • Ensure client set-up conforms to the high standards of the BlackRock operating platform
Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher-level qualification
  • Previous work experience of at least 5 years in asset management or financial services, preferably across multiple asset classes and investment disciplines
  • Experience across multiple asset classes, derivatives, and separately managed accounts
  • Inclination for process design, able to handle various projects simultaneously, remain calm when multi-tasking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in writing and speech; capable of connecting with multiple audiences
  • Outstanding relationship management skills to build and maintain collaborative partnerships regionally. Have strong interpersonal influencing skills, and an ability to engage partners
  • Effective problem-solving and analytical skills
  • High level of self-motivation, ownership and initiative
  • Curious to challenge the quality and accuracy of information
  • Knowledge of fund structuring and/or transition management is preferable
  • Achievement of CFA, CAIA and/or FRM or equivalent qualifications (or progress towards) encouraged but is not required


We are looking for people who are:

Accountable: You feel personal ownership and passion for the work you do and an aspiration to be better

Finishers: You drive things to completion

Intellectual: You want to outsmart the problem

Empathetic: You have an uncanny ability to "put yourself in others' shoes"

Open: You value and respect input from others

Curious: You like to learn new things and are happy to challenge the status quo

Experimental: You make mistakes, but learn from them

Fiduciary: You maintain integrity in every aspect of performance

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | 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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