Vice President, Portfolio Management - Index Products

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

About this role

Your Team

Are you ready to join the world's largest asset manager and lead the way in index investing?

BlackRock's ETFs and Index Investments team (EII) safeguard over $5 trillion in global index equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and Real Estate Investment Trusts. We offer investors one of the industry's biggest choices of index investments.

Our investment teams include professionals who have deep experience within their respective markets, looking after the assets of institutional and individual investors alike. Our clients benefit from our portfolio management expertise and our culture of performance and risk management.

Our purpose is to help more and more people achieve greater financial wellbeing and it's something we feel passionately about!

Your Role and Impact

We have a superb opportunity for a Portfolio Engineer (PE) to join our London-based ETF and Index Investments team. You'll be responsible for all aspects of index equity portfolio engineering, including the day to day portfolio management of our index portfolios, risk and performance analysis and business process reengineering. We're looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference and have the know-how to make it happen - both as Students of the Market as well as Students of Technology!

Your Responsibilities

The responsibilities our PEs are given include:

  • Daily management of our index equity portfolios to ensure that corporate actions, index rebalances and cash flows are correctly traded
  • Performance and risk management
  • Working with our Global Trading teams to navigate rebalances and other large-scale investment events
  • Helping to launch new portfolios and make changes to existing ones
  • Building our next generation investment platform
  • Working alongside our Product Strategy and Sales teams to help respond to client queries, while also participating in client reviews and new business pitches
  • Contributing positively to our culture and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion

You Have

We're looking for individuals, from a variety of backgrounds, who have:

  • A passion for financial markets and technology
  • Knowledge of both equities and the indexing ecosystem
  • High levels of self-motivation and a strong work-ethic
  • The desire to make an impact
  • A passion to be constantly learning and developing new skills every single day


The aptitudes we look for in our PEs include:

  • High attention to detail and accountability, organizational and project management skills
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • A desire to work collaboratively and great relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and python skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills

This role is within the scope of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime(SMCR).

Key Regulatory Obligations

The successful candidate will be subject to both the Individual Conduct Rules and the Fitness and Propriety Rules of the FCA. As long as they remain a Certified Person it is their responsibility to continue to meet the required standards of fitness and propriety for their role.

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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