Aladdin Wealth Implementation Manager, VP

London, United Kingdom
Apr 24, 2021
May 08, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock Solutions (BRS) is uniquely positioned to address the industry's risk management, portfolio construction and financial technology demands. The various business departments within BRS are focused on providing clients with highly scalable portfolio analytics & risk management, liability-driven investing & pension solutions, and regulatory advice & balance sheet strategy. BRS offers clients customized solutions powered by Aladdin, BlackRock's proprietary risk management system.

Aladdin Wealth leverages the same risk analytics used by Institutional investors to equip wealth management clients with business & risk management, and portfolio construction & analytics capabilities. Aladdin Wealth is partnering with wealth managers to enhance their value proposition to their end clients, build rigor and scale in their investment process, and grow their businesses in a differentiated way.

Our Team
The Aladdin Wealth Technology team is responsible for leading the design and deployment of Aladdin Wealth at BlackRock Solutions' clients. Implementations are high profile initiatives which require team members to have senior level exposure and play an active role in transforming client organizations; a typical implementation is at least as much about implementing business transformation strategies as it is about technology. We help clients achieve meaningful strategic objectives which range from streamlining operations to modernizing their overall investment and risk management processes. BlackRock's implementation model is outstanding in that we take full responsibility for the client going live on our solution. This means that we develop a true partnership with our clients that continues well beyond implementation Go Live.

We are looking for a candidate to join the Aladdin Wealth Technology team to lead Aladdin Wealth implementations at external clients. This exciting role combines aspects of project management, client relationship management, technical execution and risk analytics expertise.

This candidate will be responsible for the success of client implementations, including effectively handling project teams, tracking against key achievements, leading project risks, and keeping project stakeholders informed of the project status.

They will work closely with clients' senior management to gain a full grasp of their business processes and design the desired user journeys and workflows using Aladdin functionality. This candidate will collaborate with several teams across the firm to deliver Aladdin and ensure an outstanding client implementation experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in Financial Technology to gain experience working with Wealth Management clients across sophisticated advisory relationships.

Key responsibilities:
Lead an Aladdin Wealth implementation:
  • Lead the day-to-day project management of client implementations, including crafting project plans, handling action items, and coordinating resources across multiple functions.
  • Lead client calls and communications as a domain specialist on the implementation approach and design phase
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of Aladdin functionality to ensure clients take full advantage of the suite of Aladdin capabilities.
  • Coordinate and assist in Aladdin configuration, testing, and user training.
  • Convey client requirements and feedback to the Product development team to help shape the evolution of Aladdin.
  • Present project updates to key stakeholders and senior leaders in project Steering Committees

Develop a strong working relationship with clients to support the implementation and adoption of Aladdin

Identify and implement process improvements to improve future implementations Challenge the status quo.

Ensure a smooth transition from implementation to ongoing client support teams

Skills & qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading strategic technology initiatives within a global organization
  • 7 to 10 years of work experience in the financial industry preferably for a buy-side technology provider
  • Solid project management and coordination skills with strong problem solving/analytical thinking
  • Solid understanding of the Wealth Management / Private Banking industry (investment advisory, discretionary management, MiFID II Suitability, etc...), capital markets instruments (equities, fixed income, derivatives, alternatives) and market risk (volatility, tail risk, tracking error, etc...). CFA / FRM a strong plus
  • Technologically "aware" to be conversant with clients and visualize opportunities. Technology knowledge is meaningful, but a deep skillset is not vital.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts simply and clearly to clients. Capable of connecting with multiple audiences and articulating lines of reasoning
  • Ability to operate as a self-starter, operating with limited guidance in a highly matrixed organization
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, high-intensity environment; able to handle multiple priorities
  • Must be client driven, ability to work within a team environment, and be focused on providing a high quality of service to the client
  • Leads individuals and team to achieve objectives and get results; inspires and motivates people to the highest levels of performance. Is accessible, engaged and a positive force for change. Provides timely and impactful feedback
  • Proficient in English, second language is a plus (Spanish, German, French)
  • Expected to travel (2 - 3 days/week during peak project phases)

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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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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