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ETF Servicing Team EMEA Vice President/Associate

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 7, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

BlackRock ETF Servicing Team EMEA - Vice President/Associate

About BlackRock

Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Would you thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance? We know how important it is to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success. With over $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.

BlackRock is the #1 Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) provider globally with over $3 trillion in assets under management. With more than two decades of ETF innovation and expertise behind us, we serve investors of all sorts, all around the world. We offer clients a comprehensive range of products that provide transparent and cost-efficient access to a full range of asset classes and global markets.

Role Description and Responsibilities

ETF Platform Innovation and Change (EPIC) is a team within BlackRock's Technology & Operations division. We develop strategy and execute initiatives central to our indexing and firm-wide growth aspirations and priorities. In our day-to-day, the team brings together change professionals and domain specialists to deliver scale and innovation to some of BlackRock's fastest-growing products.

This role sits in our recently formed Virtual ETF Services Team (VEST) which is responsible for building this middle-office function from the ground up. This role will support the EMEA and AMER business platforms and will report directly to the EMEA Head of VEST. VEST will be responsible for helping to insource ETF Servicing, as part of a global project to revolutionise the way ETFs are managed. If you are the type of person who loves to be challenged and work outside your comfort-zone, then this unique opportunity may be for you.

In this role, you will be primarily focused on our daily operational processes and will be responsible for executing daily core workflow oversight, data exception monitoring, inquiry management for specific VEST-owned tasks as part of the ETF order lifecycle, amongst other duties. There will also be opportunities to put your analytical abilities, problem solving skills and attention to detail to the test during key project phases, including testing and deployment once the project is live.

About You

Ideally to be successful in this role you will have solid understanding of one or more of the following areas:
  • Capital markets, securities, and financial instruments
  • ETF /Mutual Fund Operations (e.g. creation/redemption process)
  • Distribution ecosystem and its impacts (e.g. end-to-end process workflow, partner interactions/dependencies, fund accounting aspects, process nuances)
  • Custody framework & operations
  • Fund accounting (e.g. data flows, consequences, relationships and impacts of actions within the fund accounting ecosystem)
  • Trade Ops (e.g. end-to-end understanding of the trade lifecycle and stakeholders)
  • General awareness of other BlackRock functional areas including, but not limited to: iShares Global Markets, iShares Product Engineering, EII Portfolio Engineering (EQ, FI and SWAPs), TA Servicing
  • Technology Suite, aptitude in one or more of the following areas: Aladdin technology suite, industry technology (e.g. OMGEO, Swift, FIX), data and reporting toolsets (e.g. ADS/SQL, Microsoft Excel VBA/Macros, Tableau)
  • Qualifications: working towards or completed standard industry qualifications such as IMC etc.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; 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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently 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. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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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