Multi-Asset Solutions & Strategy (MASS) Retirement Solutions - Analyst / Associate, Product Strategi

Atlanta, USA
May 12, 2022
May 26, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

With over half of the assets we manage related to retirement - BlackRock understands that our firm has a special responsibility in pioneering a better retirement for all. BlackRock's Retirement Solutions (RS) team sits within BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group, the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation and active management ecosystem. Our team is the engine that serves our global retirement business as the center of lifecycle investing, bringing together expertise in strategy, research, portfolio management and technology.

Our flagship product, LifePath, was the industry's first target date fund (TDF) invented in 1993. LifePath seeks to be a comprehensive retirement solution for individuals seeking a sophisticated and professional way to invest that remains simple to understand and use. LifePath is available in 9 countries in a variety of implementations including index, active, sustainable, model-based, and custom solutions tailored to the unique needs of individual companies. The global LifePath franchise totaled $435 billion in assets across nine different countries as of 31 December 2021. BlackRock is trusted with the target date assets for 25 of the Fortune 100 companies, more than any other TDF provider.

The Product Strategy team sets the commercial strategy for the Retirement Solutions business and represents our investment capabilities to clients including institutional investors, investment consultants, recordkeepers, and advisors. The team is responsible for driving the commercial success of the LifePath product suite in collaboration with global distribution partners.

Role Description & Responsibilities

Given the strong growth of the Retirement Solutions platform, and new innovative products like LifePath Paycheck, we are building a team in Atlanta of motivated individuals who are excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced business that is driving innovation in the industry and growth for BlackRock. In this role, you will play a key role in positioning our solutions with key prospects and providing investment insights to our clients. The strategist will partner closely with our research, portfolio management, infrastructure and implementation teams, as well as sales partners to ensure our clients are serviced at the highest level.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Contribute positively to our culture, including sponsoring talent strategy and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Deliver investment insights and analysis on products, competitors, and the broader retirement industry, including fund philosophy, process & positioning, performance, attribution, flows and trends
  • Help build competitive positioning and sales narratives around investment solutions to assist in investor relations and external client engagement
  • Design technology-enabled processes that scale a modernize the production of client content and investment analytics
  • Use the Aladdin platform to build retirement-specific tools and visualizations to better present RS data and analytics to clients
  • Craft marketing collateral, including pitch books, market and product commentaries
  • Respond to client requests and queries, including completing RFPs/RFIs and due diligence questionnaires
  • Structure presentation materials for new business opportunities or product evolution proposals

This position involves exposure to groups across the firm, works across the full range of BlackRock's retirement products, and provides interaction with professionals at all levels.

The role allows for development of BlackRock and 3rd party product and systems knowledge, project management skills, client service skills, written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, strategic planning, and offers the opportunity to work with colleagues in BlackRock offices across the world.

Skills & Qualifications
  • 1-3 years of financial services experience, with excellent technical skills
  • Curious self-starter passionate about execution with results-oriented work ethic and professional disposition
  • Strong teammate who takes a collaborative and cooperative approach to tasks, but can work independently if necessary
  • Organized and detail-oriented, able to prioritize and multi-task quickly efficiently, adapting to new situations in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest to develop capital markets knowledge and strong understanding of asset management industry
  • Strategic and analytical problem solver with excellent written and quantitative skills, as well as the ability to articulate and communicate complex concepts in simple terms
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel essential to craft presentation materials and analyses
  • Knowledge of Tableau, SQL, Python, Morningstar Direct, Bloomberg, and/or progress towards CFA, CAIA, CIMA, or CFP is desirable.
  • Series 7 & 63 to be acquired within 6 months of hire

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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