Associate, Transaction Management

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jul 22, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

GAAPS Alternatives | Associate Investment Services | Edinburgh

About BlackRock

Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognises outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognised for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. With over USD $9 trillion of assets we have an outstanding responsibility: our technology and services empower millions of investors to save for retirement, pay for college, buy a home and improve their financial well-being.

Team Overview

Within Alternatives Operations, the Global Alternative Investment Services (GAIS) team supports the investment & client onboarding, trade lifecycle, cash management, client reporting, and other recurring & ad-hoc functions for a wide range of alternative investments across all private asset classes and throughout the capital structure.

Daily tasks may include:
  • Support the onboarding of new alternative investor mandates, investments, and vehicles, including informing & implementing processes for investment/trade lifecycle management, cash management, reporting, and reconciliation.
  • Provide trade support and execution functions for private investment funds, including monitoring internal and external teams to ensure accurate and timely execution.
  • Work with portfolio management teams to facilitate cash management, capital activity, and investment funding processes.
  • Liaise with external service providers, internal team members and other BlackRock groups to resolve operational issues.
  • Identify opportunities for technological innovation and enhancements to processes
  • Identify risk areas and implement/improve risk-mitigating controls.

  • Experience in investment operations or accounting for alternative investments preferred
  • Excel proficiency with experience or desire to automate and leverage technology.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly organised and able to adapt to variable deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Outstanding work ethic and accountability with a desire to grow within BlackRock and contribute beyond the role requirements listed above.

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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.
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