Director, Product Strategist

London, United Kingdom
04 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

ETF & Index Investments (EII)

BlackRock's ETFs and Index Investments team (EII) manages over $4 trillion in global index equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and Real Estate Investment Trusts. We offer investors one of the industry's biggest choices of index investments.

Our investment teams include professionals who have deep experience within their respective markets, looking after the assets of institutional and individual investors alike. Our clients benefit from our portfolio management expertise and our culture of performance and risk management.

Your Role and Impact

We have an opportunity for a Product Strategist to join our London-based team. The responsibilities of the Strategy team span product development, research, client service, product positioning, reporting and education focusing primarily on pooled funds and separate accounts. This individual will support index equity solutions across a range of different benchmarks and exposures, including our ESG products which are a strategic growth objective for the team. We're looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference and have the know-how to make it happen.

Your Responsibilities

The responsibilities our strategists are given include:

  • Lead coverage of key regional accounts on bespoke equity indexing opportunities, working in close partnership with client and investment teams to set the strategic objectives, price new business opportunities, lead RFPs and cover client requests on our platform and their portfolios
  • Take ownership for the development and maintenance of consultative relationships with large central bank, pension, foundation/endowment, bank, insurance and asset manager clients and prospects
  • Advise clients on all aspects of portfolio strategy including portfolio management, trading, portfolio analytics, performance reporting, ESG data and integration, transitions and securities lending. Articulate competitive advantages to clients
  • Develop portfolio and performance analysis together with our risk and investment teams
  • Develop product marketing materials, client presentations and customized portfolio analyses
  • Work closely with other dedicated product specialist teams, Sustainable, Factors, ETFs to deliver a seamless indexing client servicing
  • Drive the development of new product ideas
  • Work with platform and investment teams to drive scale in our processes
  • Contributing positively to our culture and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion

You Have

We're looking for individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, who have:
  • A passion for financial markets and technology
  • Knowledge of both equities and the indexing ecosystem
  • High levels of self-motivation and a strong work-ethic
  • Inspiration to work on behalf of clients
  • The desire to make an impact
  • A passion to be constantly learning and developing new skills every single day


The aptitudes we look for in our team include:
  • High attention to detail and accountability
  • Excellent presentation skills to lead internal and external meetings
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • A strong desire to work collaboratively and great relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Language skills could be an advantage

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 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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