Vice President | Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) - ESG Research Lead | Mumbai / Gurgaon

Gurgaon, India
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Financial Markets Advisory business delivers a range of advisory services including capital markets, portfolio construction, sustainability and data & analytics solutions to official sector and financial institution clients globally, including banks and insurance companies. We support our clients on their most critical and complex financial issues - from managing the low carbon transition of the economy and financial sector, to unwinding portfolios of assets, to crafting and executing bond purchase programs to support the economy. We leverage the firm's sophisticated capital markets, sustainability, data analytics, and technology capabilities, to deliver impact-oriented advisory services, while maintaining an information barrier from the rest of the firm. Our professionals work out of all three BlackRock regions (Americas, EMEA, APAC), allowing us to serve clients in all locations and respond to their needs as they arise.


In this role, you will leverage BlackRock's unparalleled capabilities across Sustainability, Capital Markets, Aladdin (incl. Aladdin Climate), and Research functions and will engage with various financial institutions, regulators, central banks, and governments, providing advisory services to institutions in both the public and private sector. This role will allow you to build strong subject matter expertise in Sustainability along with development of technical and leadership skills by working on complex and innovative client projects. Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:
  • Lead a team of 8-10 professionals working across sustainability research for the team in India
  • Partner with global execution teams to lead/deliver on various client engagements related to Climate strategy, Net zero, ESG analytics, stress testing etc. and contribute to development of analytics/research in partnership with other teams in BlackRock
  • Oversee large & multi-disciplinary project teams working on sustainability including subject matter experts, modelers, analytics experts, and researchers
  • Execution of global, complex, and high-profile projects on sustainability, climate stress testing, climate risk modeling such as transition/physical risk impacts, Paris/pathway alignment including net zero, valuation of Corporates & other asset classes
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills, including knowledge of financial and accounting concepts and fluency in MS Office, Python, and some reporting/visualization tools
  • Enforce BlackRock's fiduciary culture of providing the highest quality service and work product to our clients
  • Communication/presenting results and analysis to internal/external stakeholders at all project phases
  • Collaboration with global engagement managers and project team on overall project execution and content creation
  • Work in close partnership with FMA leadership including senior management, business development leads and practice areas heads
  • Liaise with the other functions of BlackRock such as BSI (BlackRock Sustainable Investing), Aladdin Sustainability Labs (ASL), Financial Modelling Group (FMG) and Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG) on project execution


  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in consulting, banking & financial services, Environmental Economics, Climate Sciences, or other relevant fields
  • Ability to execute projects related to data-driven analytics and research / financial modeling utilizing a range of approaches and tools with a track record of outstanding achievements on balance sheet and climate research/modeling
  • Ability to understand complex financial algorithms/statistical models with minimal supervision
  • Coding mindset - someone who is willing to code in languages like Python, VBA
  • Exposure to risk/regulatory services and stress testing for banks and financial institutions with focus on Climate Strategy, Climate Risk Modeling, Corporate sectors, Balance Sheet Management/Optimization, Stress Testing etc.
  • Genuine passion for sustainability and a self-determined drive to achieve superior performance
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and, intellectual curiosity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex ideas into clear messages
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills, including knowledge of and passion for finance, markets and/or sustainability concepts
  • Bachelors/Masters in a relevant technical discipline: Math; Engineering; Science; Management; Environment/Climate Science from top tier institutes
  • CFA / FRM is a plus

Characteristics we seek include:
  • Superior organizational skills, self-starter, and ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment
  • Team player with collaborative and strong interpersonal skills; mentors and coaches' resources along the way; leads by example
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work independently on complex assignments
  • Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards
  • Keen interest in financial markets
  • Built-in drive to achieve superior performance with strong emotional ownership
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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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