Fundamental Fixed Income - Associate, Product Strategy

Employer
BlackRock
Location
Atlanta, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 15, 2022
Closes
Dec 10, 2022
Ref
17637780
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

BlackRock's Global Fundamental Fixed Income Strategy Team is looking for an Associate/ VP to support, develop and promote our commercial efforts across the Global Fundamental Fixed Income franchise. This range of funds comprises a diverse array of strategies, fixed income assets and portfolio management teams including both unconstrained and benchmark orientated funds within mutual fund and separate account structures. The team's clients are located around the world and we work in partnership with our sales colleagues in the Official Institutions Group, Institutional Client Business and iShares & Wealth (iSW) Sales groups. Having successfully built and grown a range of active mutual funds and tailored mandates with considerable commercial success, the team has also started to develop a comprehensive ESG range to complement and complete our offering.

The individual will work in partnership with sales, marketing, portfolio managers, risk management and other key team members to promote and support the products. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of fixed income, investment management and global economics. Strong written and verbal communication skills will also be key.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work alongside portfolio managers and product strategists to represent the Global Fundamental Fixed Income range of funds to external and internal collaborators.
  • Generate the data and produce materials that are incorporated in our regular reporting.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for positioning, analysis and commentary on portfolios. Write market and investment commentaries for investors, shareholders, current clients and prospects.
  • Support business development activities, including drafting presentation materials and working on RFP responses.
  • Support the external speaking engagements of senior team members and portfolio managers, including working closely with sales teams to understand the meeting objective and points to be covered and converting these into compelling presentations.
  • Closely follow global markets, economic events and political developments.
  • Help to enhance existing processes with new ideas and developing standard methodologies across the fixed income platform.
  • Build internal relationships with sales teams globally to understand potential gaps in the product range and identify industry trends.


KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Knowledge of fixed income asset classes and types of strategies (benchmark orientated, absolute return). Good overall understanding of the asset management industry and capital markets.
  • Strong knowledge of global economics and markets and an interest in current affairs and events.
  • Quantitative skills and eye for detail essential
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to clearly articulate fixed income concepts, ideas, and processes
  • Knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint essential, working knowledge of Bloomberg and other market data systems useful.
  • Candidate should be organized and detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency in BlackRock systems is a welcome plus but can be learnt.
  • Post graduate qualifications favourable (CFA or MBA etc)


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.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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