BAS Real Assets Support , Analyst/Associate

Zurich, Switzerland
May 25, 2022
Jun 09, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock offers access to a spectrum of alternative investments - including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds all organized under BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). We have designed a true alternative investment platform to deliver outperformance with true partnership, and we continue to add capabilities to better serve our clients.

  • We represent $300bn+ in client assets across a broad and deep range of investment capabilities
  • Our team of 1,000+ dedicated professionals partner across BlackRock and leverage extensive company-wide resources to deliver consistent returns over the long term
  • With more than 35 years of experience managing alternative assets, our comprehensive investment platform uses skill, scale, and technology to ensure clients achieve their investment goals

Role Description

As an Analyst/Associate in the BlackRock Alternatives Specialists team, the candidate will work closely with client, operational and investment teams at BlackRock to develop, position and distribute BlackRock's platform of alternative investment solutions to clients in EMEA, with a particular focus on Real Assets (Infrastructure and Real Estate). The candidate will also provide support to BAS EMEA leadership to promote BlackRock's expertise to internal and external stakeholders across all private market capabilities and thus catalyze BlackRock's growth in this important segment. The candidate will report to Head of BAS EMEA Real Estate, based in Frankfurt and has the opportunity to grow into a BAS specialist sales role in the future.

  • Develop product and market fluency across BlackRock's private markets platform
  • Partner with relationship managers and senior BAS team members to drive client opportunities
  • Prepare meeting materials, gather critical client background information, liaise with clients, participate in portfolio review meetings/calls and product pitches, lead follow-ups from meetings and contribute to the positioning of our alternative products in RFP responses
  • Work with BAS specialists on managing existing clients and prospecting new investors
  • Work with portfolio managers, investment product specialists, compliance officers, consultant relations, operations and portfolio administration teams in handling client requests or working on client commitments to funds/mandates
  • Develop and execute targeted client roadshows aligned with sales campaigns
  • Document client meetings in relevant BlackRock systems
  • Ensure high quality reporting on fundraise progress to senior management

Skills, experience and education:
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Very organised with strong attention to detail and high bars for accuracy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills a plus
  • Self-starter who responds promptly to internal and external requests
  • Ability to multi-task and work in autonomy, perform under pressure and deliver in short timeframes
  • Enquiring and analytically minded with a logical and thorough work ethic
  • Must possess the desire and ability to work in a team-orientated environment
  • Understanding of financial markets and the alternative investment space
  • University degree or equivalent, CFA or CAIA a plus
  • Must have native fluency in German and be fluent in English.
  • French or other additional languages are considered a strong plus

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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