BlackRock London Returners Programme 2022: Tech & Ops, Portfolio Compliance Group

London, United Kingdom
13 May 2022
12 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.

EMEA Technology & Operations; Portfolio Compliance Group (PCG) - Change Manager

Team Overview

BlackRock is currently seeking professionals to become part of our Portfolio Compliance team. The Portfolio Compliance Group (PCG) is a global group which sits within Global Accounting and Product Services ('GAAPS'), one of the essential functions within the Business Operations & Technology Group at BlackRock.

Portfolio Compliance is responsible for implementing controls & processes to ensure we are aligned with all applicable regulatory and portfolio issued guidelines.


This role is Change Manager for the Implementations team, whose main responsibility is interpreting and analysing the client's investment guidelines and coding them in BlackRock's compliance system.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing the strategy of the implementation service model to meet the needs of our clients, to drive scale, implement technology solutions, reduce operational risk, and facilitate greater efficiency with our partners
  • Reporting into the Global Head of Implementation and serving as a member of the global PCG leadership team.
  • Consider strategic opportunities, support the vision and partner with team to ensure success
  • Responsible for leading the activities required to achieve the annual goals:
    • Oversee evolvement of local function with clear development plan and operating model
    • Operational improvement, ideas generation and use of existing and new technology capabilities to scale and/ or reduce risk across the global implementation function
    • Actively leads strategic firmwide initiatives for PCG
    • Drive technology deployment globally
    • Building and maintaining relationships with internal partners to fully understand requirements and therefore mitigate risk during portfolio inception and requests for coding change

Knowledge / Experience:
  • Experience of people management and project management
  • Experience in the investment management industry and of investment products
  • Background in finance or similar fields are preferred. Knowledge of financial instruments and markets is a bonus
  • Proficient in program languages (such as Visual Basic, C++, or Java) and an understanding of relational database concepts (including SQL) is a plus
  • Comfortable working across multiple functions, geographies and partners

Skills / Qualifications:
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Aladdin suite of applications (preferred but not required)
  • Experience of coding within Compliance Monitoring tools (Aladdin, Sentinel, Charles River, In-House systems) (preferred)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related field (preferred)

  • Very strong communication, interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Analytical mind and approach
  • Dedicated approach to issue resolution
  • Ability to recognize individual and team objectives and goals
  • Ability to facilitate compromise between conflicting requirements or points of view
  • Ability to build and maximise relationships globally and create a strong and broad network across the firm
  • Ability to work effectively and balance complexity and stress in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Proactive approach to risk mitigation ability to apply good judgement as to when to raise issues.

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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