Product Strategy Analyst, Systematic

Budapest, Hungary
Jun 05, 2021
Jun 19, 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.


At BlackRock we are building something great in Budapest, our new global technology and innovation hub, where we are shaping our culture in which challenge, development and innovation happen every day. Our mission as an organisation is to create a better financial future for our clients and BlackRock Budapest enables this through a relentless drive to make ourselves and our communities better. We are a diverse bunch of people who like to analyse, reinvent, and enhance how we work, all in the pursuit of a better experience for our colleagues and clients. We offer the excitement of a young office with the security of a global, leading organization, where you will find innovation and inclusion are our competitive advantages. There are limitless problems to solve and opportunities for learning and development, alongside a team of clever and caring colleagues. Our culture is one of respect, challenge and stretch and we expect and value feedback. We believe that people reach their best potential when the different facets of their home, work and community are all cared about. We have a fun, fast paced work environment located in cutting edge facilities, with competitive and innovative benefits, and the ability to define your role, pursue your aspirations and shape your future within Hungary and beyond.

Product Strategy

We are growing the Product Strategy Platform in Budapest for our BlackRock Systematic (BSYS) franchise that plays a central role in offering clients and prospects connectivity to and information on the investment process ensuring a best in class client experience. This team is responsible for a wide range of activities, including but not limited to maintaining fund data and analytics as well as production of marketing collateral and client reports. We seek an Analyst to join the BSYS team.

BlackRock Systematic

BlackRock is a leader in systematic investing, managing over $200 billion in assets across systematic equity, fixed income and multi-asset strategies globally. BlackRock Systematic brings together the research and investment expertise of more than 200 individuals to deliver a comprehensive range of investment solutions for institutions and financial advisors across index based, factor and alpha solutions. The competitive advantages of BlackRock Systematic lie in the depth and breadth of our product offerings, our unique expertise leveraging the best of BlackRock's investment platform, and innovative approach to research and product development.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Be part of a global team and work with colleagues in San Francisco, New York and London daily
  • Closely follow global markets and be up to date on events and movements
  • Perform analyses to help position funds/strategies
  • Prepare and maintain product pitchbooks, portfolio review decks and other marketing collateral, ensuring these meet compliance practices
  • Build and support recurring reporting templates using BlackRock technology
  • Assist with ad hoc requests (e.g. performance analytics / attribution, bespoke reporting)
  • Build and maintain database reports (Bloomberg, Morningstar, FactSet)
  • Maintain and send daily internal reports (fund daily performance, etc.)
  • Update DDQs and RFPs with product and strategy level information
  • Help enhance existing processes with new ideas/automation and developing best practices across the global Product Strategy platform
  • Support and investigate technology and process options to scale and automate routine client service activities
  • Liaise with other Product Strategy teams

    We are looking for people who are:
  • Able to thrive in a culture of excellence, innovation, communication, and accountability, where all members of the team are motivated to go above and beyond, and think globally and creatively
  • Constantly seeking better ways to do things and challenge the status quo
  • Collaborative and who value and respect input from others
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable to succeed in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Organized with a hands-on approach and a 'can-do' attitude
  • Understand the risk environment within the department - promote risk awareness, assessment, and control

You should have:
  • BA/BS degree with quantitative, finance or economics disciplines preferred
  • CFA, IMC and/or FRM or a desire to pursue these is welcome
  • 0-2 years of professional experience
  • Desire to learn about the Investment Management industry
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • 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 VBA is a plus
  • Basic level of experience with Python, or strong desire to learn it as you will use it regularly
  • Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint, with ability to create appealing slides for clients/investors
  • Analytical ability to synthesize information and summarize issues 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

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

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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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