Analyst, Product Strategy

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 May 2022
Closes
12 Jun 2022
Ref
14881428
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

Description:

BlackRock is a leader in systematic investing, managing over $200 billion in assets across systematic strategies globally. The Factors, Sustainability and Solutions group brings together the research and investment expertise of BlackRock Systematic Investments to deliver a comprehensive product range and coherent message across factor-based and sustainable strategies. The team's competitive advantages lie in the depth and breadth of our product offerings, our unique expertise leveraging the best of BlackRock's active and passive investment platform, and innovative approach to research and product development. The responsibilities of the team span research, investment strategy, product innovation, thought leadership, and business development.

BlackRock is seeking a junior Investment Strategist, based in London. The strategist role is responsible for delivering superior client service and driving business growth for the team across EMEA, including business development, internal education and thought leadership. The junior strategist will act as a point of leverage for VP and Director level strategists driving our risk parity, sustainability, and whole portfolio efforts.

The successful candidate will work closely with fellow product strategists as well as with internal partners. This role requires strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills and a thorough understanding of capital markets.

Responsibilities:
  • Develop reporting materials including market commentary, client review slides and strategy attribution for a variety of factor-based and sustainable strategies.
  • Provide the highest level of client service to internal business partners and external clients, including timely and insightful responses to client queries and creative solutions for business opportunities.
  • Work closely with Senior Investment Strategists as well as business partners across institutional, retail and iShares sales channels to deliver superior client service and drive net new business in factor-based and sustainable strategies.
  • Offer in-depth and up-to-date knowledge on the entirety of the factor-based investment platform and articulately represent factor and sustainable investing with internal partners as well as in client discussions.
  • Collaborate with other systematic investment teams to deliver whole portfolio solutions for clients
  • Develop awareness and understanding of competitive environment and contribute insights toward product positioning and business development strategy.
  • Assist in production of ad hoc analysis and requests for clients and prospects. Contribute to new business opportunities via timely response to requests for proposal (RFPs)
  • Take a proactive approach to solving clients' investment-related, business and operational issues by serving as the liaison between the investment team and all other areas of BlackRock (compliance, legal, operations, marketing and sales)


Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics or similar field.
  • 1-2 year's industry experience, including strong investment management knowledge.
  • Knowledge of sustainable investing and understanding of capital markets across a broad range of asset classes; understanding factor-based investing practices desirable but not essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective and efficient communications across various internal and external channels are required; Proven client facing capability is a plus
  • Passionate about investing, fundamentally curious and self-motivated. Work independently and proactively in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required; analytical mindset and problem-solving are a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) skills required. Familiarity with risk models, Aladdin, Matlab and Python are a plus


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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