Solutions Strategist, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, Associate

Sydney, Australia
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
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 asset allocation, risk management and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to suit client needs. Our team of over 300 multi-asset investment professionals manage a range of Multi Asset investment strategies including diversified funds, income, tactical asset allocation, factors, sustainability, model portfolios and customised mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $700 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, Princeton, London, Sydney and Asia Pacific.

MASS is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce regardless of race, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, or religion or belief. We are passionate about creating and promoting an environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that diversity brings to the success of our business.

Position Overview

The MASS team based in Sydney is seeking to expand its team by hiring a Solutions Strategist to support our growing Solutions business. The successful candidate will work with the Client CIO and Portfolio Managers in the design and implementation of investment strategies. In particular, the Solutions Strategist will: (i) help design potential solutions using BlackRock's analytical toolset (including portfolio optimization & risk analytics) and (ii) help report/communicate the results back to clients including preparation of presentation decks and RFP responses (iii) ongoing product strategy support once strategies are implemented (regular market and performance commentaries, performance attribution and other ad-hoc client queries and analysis). The Solutions Strategist will work closely with internal partners including the Client Business, other global investment teams, Client Fulfilment, Legal & Compliance, Marketing and other relevant teams. In addition, the Solutions Strategist will play an active role in broader MASS team initiatives and assist with other areas of the MASS investment platform.

Interested new joiners should have an excellent understanding of Multi-Asset investing, portfolio construction, risk management, technology and coding ability, and have good collaboration and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the following key aspects of our solutions efforts:
  • Engaging with solutions clients to understand the nature of the client's investment problem and their objectives
  • Assist the Client CIO with designing investment solutions that meet the client's needs including construction of strategic asset allocations, portfolio optimisation, strategy selection (active/index/factors/ESG/alternatives etc.) and supporting data & analysis.
  • Preparation of client presentation materials and RFP responses which detail the proposed solution and attend client meetings to present the content and answer questions.
  • Coordinate day-to-day client engagement (i.e. delivering investment and market updates, responding to client requests, training and education)
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by MASS and the products run by other investment areas within BlackRock along with broader market themes and industry trends.
  • Develop and grow positive relationships with key business partners that facilitate and support the solutions business within the firm

Skills & Experience
  • Degree or higher-level qualification and proven record of academic achievement with a potential path towards completing CFA, FRM or CAIA;
  • 2+ years of asset management or similar experience, preferably across multiple asset classes and investment subject areas
  • Familiarity with a wide array of investment strategies and Multi Asset investment concepts (e.g. strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation, factor investing, active investing, fundamental and systematic investment styles, sustainability trends, alternatives and risk management concepts)
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills including technology and coding (eg. Python/Matlab)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication to suit the audience, completion of RFI and RFP responses.
  • Strong team player with high level of integrity, enabling candidate to become a trusted partner to both clients and peers.

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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