Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions - Product & Solutions Strategist, Associate

New York, USA
Aug 31, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role
Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, ambitious people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work fast, and we work with purpose.

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 index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and cutting-edge alpha insights. Our team of 250+ multi-asset investment professionals 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. Currently, MASS manages over $800 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

Are you passionate about multi-asset investing, technology, and commercial strategy? Does the prospect of helping clients to achieve their investment goals excite you?

If so, we want to talk to you! We are looking for a strategist to join our Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions team to support the commercial success of our growing products and solutions business.

Your role and impact The strategist will work closely with the Global Head of Product Strategy and play an active role in strategic commercial projects across the MASS investment and technology platform. In doing so, you will develop a strong understanding of the entire enterprise and establish relationships with a wide array of internal partners.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Helping to craft and execute on strategic commercial objectives for the MASS platform
  • Becoming knowledgeable on MASS' investment processes and differentiators
  • Partnering with investment teams to meet client needs by constructing strategic asset allocations and portfolio optimization analysis; responding to RFPs and other inquiries; and communicating/reporting performance results and views on portfolio construction and market outlook
  • Engaging with internal teams throughout BlackRock to create and implement scaled Aladdin-based technology solutions to address investment and reporting challenges faced by MASS investment teams
  • Building positive relationships with individuals across MASS and key business partners that facilitate and support MASS
What are we looking for?
  • Degree or higher-level qualification and consistent record of academic achievement with a potential path towards completing CFA, FRM or CAIA
  • 2+ years of asset management or similar experience; experience across multiple asset classes, portfolio analytics, Aladdin or other technology development/support, and/or client servicing strongly desired
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; technology and coding (e.g. Python/Matlab) skills preferred
  • High level of self-motivation, with strong integrity & ethics; ability to be a great teammate and flexibly adapt as the business grows
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, and analytical skills
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 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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