BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: BlackRock Alternative Investors, Product Strategist / Por

London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 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.

BlackRock Alternative Investors - Product Strategist / Portfolio Manager

Business overview

BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) offers a spectrum of alternative asset classes totaling c.$330 billion in client assets - including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, and hedge funds. The Alternative Solutions (ASG) team within BAI manages outcome-oriented multi-asset alternative investment portfolios and has client commitments of c.$10 billion.

ASG is seeking a candidate who will help support the investment process across a variety of alternative asset classes and be responsible for client strategy / product development of multi-alternative portfolios designed with specific outcomes. The candidate must have a passion for investing and will assist the team in evaluating and executing investment opportunities, building and managing multi-alternative portfolios, and preparing for presentations to clients and other stakeholders.

Given the ongoing growth of ASG, the team is looking for a self-starter, who would be keen to take a leadership role in building the business and welcome client engagement. The position requires intellectual curiosity / ability as well as strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Build an understanding of multi-alternative, private market solutions, BlackRock offerings, and competitive landscape in key segments
  • Support the portfolio management function throughout the investment process including screening, deal evaluation, portfolio fit and post investment monitoring and reporting
  • Develop and refine product and platform narrative, rooted in latest investment thinking, opportunity set, and firm capabilities
  • Develop and maintain marketing materials
  • Support product innovation and commercialization of new products

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required:
  • Relevant work experience in investment management / research, product strategy, investment banking, management consulting, or other comparable role in industry
  • Passion for investing, intellectual curiosity as well as strong analytical, modeling and critical reasoning skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, both written and oral, to internal and external audiences across various levels of seniority and lead meetings / deliver presentations to clients and management
  • Demonstrates a high level of independence, taking ownership and experience in organizing and managing multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with one or more alternative asset classes preferred and in-depth understanding of Private Markets or Investment Solutions preferred
  • Strong professional integrity and ethics
  • Excellent academic record required and investment credential preferred (CFA, CAIA, etc.)
  • Major non-English language would be a plus

Development Value:
  • Grow with a friendly entrepreneurial team at the center of the firm's alternatives business
  • Gain perspective across the full range of alternative investment asset classes
  • Formal and informal development opportunities from BlackRock, BAI, and ASG
  • Significant exposure to globally oriented projects in a fast-growing sector
  • Broad and varied exposure to all aspects of the team's activities
  • Opportunity to contribute to the growth of a key strategic growth priority of the firm - alternative solutions
  • Strong brand in the alternative investments industry

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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