Associate, Portfolio Solutions

New York, USA
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 27, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About Us:

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.

Within BlackRock, we pride ourselves on creating, communicating, and delivering investment solutions for clients worldwide. To that end, we have teams of professionals with expertise in the many functions that combined make this effort successful and sustainable, including relationship management, marketing, sales, client service, and product development and management.

This role will be a member of the BlackRock Client Insight Unit (CIU) team. CIU's mission is to leverage BlackRock's analytics to deliver investment and portfolio insights to a wide variety of institutional clients. The successful candidate will serve as a technical expert to support the team in crafting client portfolio diagnostics, analyzing data to drive thought leadership insights, as well being versed in the BlackRock product suite.

  • Participate in client meetings/conference calls in preparation for and, in completion of client projects.
  • Respond to client portfolio assessment requests by crafting robust, customized analyses. Types of requests include, but are not limited to, detailed portfolio analyses such as returns-based style analysis, factor analysis, holdings analysis, risk and return attribution, scenario analysis along with portfolio optimization exercises.
  • Develop deep and meaningful partnerships with internal stakeholders, including Sales, Product Strategists and related teams.
  • Researching timely and relevant investment topics as it relates to client initiatives and requests.
  • Continually expand and deepen investment, portfolio construction and BlackRock product knowledge base. Stay abreast of current market environment and the latest relevant investment research.
  • Maintaining and developing knowledge of BlackRock products, investment themes, sales strategies, systems and applications to fully support other team members and partners with all inquiries.

Skills & Qualifications:

Successful candidates will possess the following:
  • BA/BS required. CFA preferred.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with client-facing experience presenting to C-suite level audience
  • Ability to understand investment products and services, as well as general investment and securities concepts
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, leadership capabilities and strong work ethic
  • Advanced experience with financial modeling applications (e.g., Aladdin, MPI, Bloomberg, Python, Tableau, etc.) preferred
  • A desire to work cooperatively and diligently as part of a growing team
  • You will be required to pass Series 7 and 63

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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