Associate, Global Markets - ETF Secondary and Options

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 May 2022
Closes
18 May 2022
Ref
14757766
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Your team

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. Within the ETF & Index Investing (EII) business the iShares Global Markets team is responsible for growing and protecting the trading of the iShares product suite.

Your role and impact

We are passionate about leading all aspects of primary and secondary market ETF trading. We seek to identify and mitigate trading frictions that could impact the market quality of our products. In addition, we work alongside ETF market participants, such as liquidity providers, exchanges and regulators to strengthen and advance the ETF trading ecosystem. In our team we are:
  • Risk Managers for daily ETF trading. Who our responsible for spread controls and development of processes to supervise both creation and redemption orders, as well as on exchange trading.
  • ETF Ecosystem developers advancing the ETF user experience and aligning the industry. They reduce frictions in equity and fixed income market structure to improve ETF primary and secondary market processes.
  • Product Managers working with both internal and external partners to promote ETF trading and adjacent businesses such as ETF lending and options, alongside working with technology teams to develop customized tools/analytics.


Your responsibilities

Be at the center of the European ETF trading ecosystem by:
  • Serving as a relationship manager with various external parties such as brokers, market makers, exchanges etc. and by acting as a primary contact for multiple teams internally for queries on trading iShares.
  • Conduct quantitative data analysis to facilitate business decision making and build data sets from multiple sources to produce insights for management, sales teams and clients.
  • Improve risk management and product integrity through automation
  • Collaborate with colleagues across BlackRock to deliver, innovative solutions to provide ETF trading expertise to clients.


What are we looking for?

Attributes:
  • Flexible, responsive and self-starting personality with keen attention to detail
  • The ability to communicate efficiently in a fast-paced environment and take care of multiple time sensitive tasks at a time
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High energy, self-motivated individual, dedication to excellence
  • Must possess the desire and ability to work in a team-orientated environment
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills a must - python and/or SQL an advantage

Skills/Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Engineering is helpful
  • 3+ years industry experience
  • Have gained, or are working towards an IMC desirable
  • Knowledge of an additional European language
  • Experience in Fixed Income is an advantage
  • Coding knowledge (Python is a +)


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.

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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