Product Strategist - Associate / Vice President, Team Lead - Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

Budapest, Hungary
Feb 19, 2021
Mar 21, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role
BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions - from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success.
Introduction to Multi Asset Strategies & Solutions Group BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of BlackRock's index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Our team of over 250 multi-asset investment professionals manages over $800 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.
Position Overview We are currently looking for a team lead for our MASS Product Strategy team in Budapest. Our Product Strategists are integral members of our investment teams and play a central role in offering clients with superior service and connectivity to the investment process. The MASS team lead will help manage a team in Budapest that serves as the innovation hub for production of timely and effective marketing collateral, product presentations and response to client inquiries. This includes managing workflow and distribution of tasks across the Budapest team, as well as supporting MASS Product Strategy teams across the globe.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Help define team roles and set clear objectives for the MASS team
  • Serve as people manager for MASS team members and ensure that the team's talent potential is being maximized
  • Serve as key liaison with MASS global leadership and provide regular updates on key milestones and initiatives
  • Liaise with other team leads across Budapest Product Strategy and help establish culture of excellence within the group
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge on the MASS investment teams' activities and outlook, and competitive positioning across the MASS platform
  • Closely follow global markets and be up to date on events and movements
  • Liaise with MASS Portfolio Management and other Product Strategy teams
  • Perform analyses to help position funds/strategies
  • Prepare and maintain portfolio review decks, ensuring these meet compliance practices
  • Maintain product pitchbooks and other standard client collateral such as factsheets, updating central content libraries where necessary
  • Assist with ad hoc requests (e.g. performance analytics / attribution, bespoke reporting)
  • Update/draft RFPs and RFIs
  • Help enhance existing processes with new ideas/automation and developing best practices across the global Product Strategy platform
We are looking for people who are:
  • Curious: You like to learn new things and have a healthy disrespect for status quo
  • Brave: You are happiest outside your comfort zone
  • Passionate: You feel personal ownership for the work you do and an aspiration to be better
  • Open: You value and respect input from others
  • Experimental: You make mistakes, but learn from them
  • Geeky: You want to outsmart the problem
You should have:
  • BA/BS required with degrees in quantitative, finance or economics disciplines preferred
  • CFA, MBA, IMC and/or FRM or a desire to pursue these is welcome
  • Desire to learn more about the Investment Management industry
  • Leadership experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; additional European languages are a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, a sense of urgency around deadlines and an ability to multitask
  • High proficiency in Excel, with ability to manipulate data in a spreadsheet (knowledge of macros is a plus) and PowerPoint, with ability to create appealing slides for clients/investors
  • Experience with Python, R or other coding languages is an advantage
  • Ability to effectively combine outputs from different sources of technology/systems
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, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.
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