BlackRock - ETF & Index Mutual Funds - Product Strategist - Associate

London, United Kingdom
18 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role

BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any other investment manager in the world, helping millions of people and the world's biggest institutions and governments reach their investing goals. We challenge businesses to reach higher standards by leading with purpose and promoting policies and practices that support long-term value creation. We use technology to think beyond what is possible and bring greater transparency to investing while democratizing access.
Our promise to our clients is to deliver products and services that provide clarity on the financial markets to help influence better investments decisions.

ETF and Index Investing (EII)

BlackRock's ETF Index Investment team develops and manages investment solutions involving multiple strategies and asset classes. The global team includes more than 145 portfolio managers, quantitative analysts, investment strategists, research analysts. We partner with clients to solve their investment and liability challenges by understanding their objectives, advising on solutions, and designing and implementing strategies that meet or exceed goals.

Equity Product Strategy
The Equity Product Strategy (EPS) team is a group of technical index specialists whose aim is to help clients navigate the indexing landscape and drive the commercial agenda across our EMEA ETF and Index Mutual Fund product ranges. The team provides technical insight and analytics to clients while also driving client engagement through thought leadership, educational and tactical content. They cover the full equity range from broad equity beta exposures through to more targeted precision exposures including thematics, sectors, alternatives and commodities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver asset class specific strategic and tactical content to sales, clients and BLK partner groups across both ETFs and IMFs
  • Focus on wrapper efficiency across IMF and ETFs to deliver the best One Beta investment solution for the clients investment objectives
  • Field client requests, through the sales team, by responding to daily requests/queries under the supervision of the senior team members
  • Create and deliver presentation material for client pitches
  • Streamline processes and work flows within the team to maximize efficiency
  • Leverage IT skills to automate relevant tasks
  • Work in partnership with other Blackrock teams to provide analysis and technical assistance
  • Experience in Asset Management in general with a preference for ETF or Index Mutual Fund exposure or other relevant experience
  • Experience servicing asset management and/or wealth client bases
  • The ability to communicate effectively - either by simplifying complex concepts or going deeper when more technical explanations are required
  • Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality with keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess the desire and ability to work in a team-orientated environment
  • Interest and understanding of the financial markets
  • Degree in quantitative subject preferred (Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering etc)
  • Knowledge of an additional European language is an advantage
  • IMC/CFA or working towards
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint
  • Coding (eg Python, VBA) skills is a 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

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable.
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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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