Associate, Index investment product research and innovation

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 May 2022
Closes
22 May 2022
Ref
14813776
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Job Purpose/Background

Innovation is a key component of our strategy to maintain and grow our leadership position in the asset management industry. For this purpose iShares is looking to appoint an Associate within the EMEA Product Innovation team. The team focuses on the design of new iShares ETFs and index funds in EMEA, working across asset classes.

Development Value

This is an opportunity to join an exciting and fast growing segment within the asset management industry. This important role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to be involved in shaping the product strategy and design, while interacting with many different teams across the organization (investment research, sales, marketing, risk management, fund platform, index providers, investment strategy, ESG, Factors and Thematic teams, amongst others).

Key Responsibilities and Requirements

The individual will contribute towards constructing quantitative index strategies and reviewing existing index methodologies as part of the new product launch process.

The successful candidate will be required to:
  • Design systematic strategies to capture specific market exposures. This may include reviewing existing data and solutions available, testing of the usability of data & financial rationale to transform data into investable indices, testing of index strategies and interpreting the output results vs investments and platform requirements.
  • Lead projects and work with internal stakeholders to successfully deliver new investment products: present new product proposals in front of the product development committee and the fund board, produce and present digestible and relevant applied research material to help the product sale, collaborate with the platform team in the structuring of new funds, support the sales force with custom analysis and in meeting with clients as a product experts, help conduct internal training sessions as and when required to share product knowledge.
  • Collaborate with research teams, both within the iShares business and the wider BlackRock organisation. Work in partnership with internal stakeholders towards building the product pipeline by taking into consideration market data, client feedback as well as broader research trends.


Knowledge/Experience
  • Degree in a quantitative discipline is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of index construction methodologies and terminology is preferred
  • Knowledge of sustainable investing datasets and strategies is preferred
  • Working knowledge of investment risk management models and tools is preferred
  • Basic programming skills (Python, R) is preferred
  • Attention to detail and ability to pick up & digest new information quickly
  • Good communication skills, including written and presentation skills is strongly preferred
  • Highly organised and able to adhere to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Commercial awareness and capability to understand client needs and ways to solve them


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.

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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