BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, Core Portfolio Manage

London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
26 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About the BlackRock London Returners Programme

The Returners programme is designed to encourage and support a return to full-time work for up to ten experienced candidates through a six-month paid Returnship starting in September 2022.

We are seeking experienced individuals who are client orientated and passionate about performance, who display collaborative and innovative mindsets, and bring an eclectic set of proficiencies to the workplace; prioritisation, analytical and organisational skills amongst others.

BlackRock is looking for candidates with prior experience in Investment Management or broader Financial Services, who have had a career break outside of Industry of at least two years (with no upper limit). You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for the programme.

You can read about Sophie's return to work with BlackRock here .

How will BlackRock support your return to work?

To fully support candidates in their transition back to full time work, BlackRock will provide an internal mentor and a buddy for your day to day questions. We offer a variety of internal networking groups, including a Women's Initiative Network (WIN) to help you integrate into the business and culture. You will also benefit from the Returners Coaching Programme provided by Women Returners as well as a peer support group of other returners.

BlackRock is serious about their people and offer flexible working patterns, flexible time off, collaborative working spaces and a growing number of other benefits.

Multi Asset Strategies & Solutions - Core Portfolio Manager

The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels.

The Core Portfolio Management (Core PM) team is responsible for portfolio management across MASS mandates and is made up of 50 portfolio managers globally. The team works with client CIOs, model managers and researchers on portfolio construction and new business design. It contributes to investment research, handles all aspects of implementation, and drives improvements across the operating platform.

Role Description / Responsibilities
  • Focus on UK DC pension scheme solution design and portfolio management (covering both existing clients as well as helping drive our sales efforts)
  • Engaging with pension scheme trustees / corporates to understand their unique circumstances, investment objectives and constraints
  • Conduct customized investment, risk and data analysis to inform portfolio construction and investment decisions
  • Actively research and select return-generating strategies from both internal and external providers.
  • Performing analyses and research on a broad range of topics, including asset allocation, portfolio construction, lifecycle and decumulation investing, risk management and implementation best practices
  • Collaborating closely with other investment teams and the lead client representatives
  • Supporting business development efforts through RFP responses and creation of presentation material
  • Supporting ad hoc research and contribute to articles and white papers on relevant topics of interest
  • Supporting development of our investment proposition through analysis, research, industry and competitor insights and contributing ideas

Required Skills
  • Relevant investment experience with a good understanding of financial markets, and ideally some experience in one or more of the following areas: UK DC pensions, asset allocation, lifecycle and decumulation investing
  • FIA, CFA and/or CAIA encouraged but not required
  • Proven record of academic achievement, work ethic, and leadership
  • A genuine inclination for quantitative analysis and the ability to work through sophisticated problems and challenges to provide innovative insights
  • Solid understanding of quantitative methods, portfolio construction, and asset allocation theory.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex topics to non-technical individuals in writing as well as verbally
  • Curious self-starter passionate about execution with results-oriented work ethic and professional disposition
  • Strong teammate who takes a collaborative and cooperative approach to tasks, but can work independently if necessary
  • Organized and detail-oriented, able to prioritize and multi-task quickly efficiently, adapting to new situations in a fast-paced environment
  • Being a strong fiduciary by ensuring the highest level of integrity and professionalism in every aspect of performance

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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