Vice President, Investments Product Development

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
28 Jul 2022
Closes
27 Aug 2022
Ref
16082623
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

The ETF and Index Investing (EII) Product Team is responsible for product management, new product innovation and commercialization of the iShares UCITS range across both ETFs, IMF, and mandates. Within the Product function, segment teams are the primary commercial axis for execution of client and commercial strategy in the region, aligning it with global client, product, and marketing functions for scale.

Role Description

The EII EMEA Product Team is seeking a Vice President to join the Factors segment team. iShares currently has a strong range of Factor ETFs in EMEA, with over $46 billion in assets under management, including single, multifactor and Factor ESG funds. The individual will be responsible for building and transforming the way investors understand, analyse, and implement Factor ETFs within their portfolios. This role will help drive the education and investment insights to significantly expand our distribution efforts, continuing to position us as the clear market leader and a strong partner to our clients. You will work closely with the firm's Factor investment strategies platform, as well as partners across Sales, Marketing, and the overall ETF business.

Primary Responsibilities:

Drive the growth of the adoption of Factor ETFs in the EMEA region. The individual will be expected to execute on the overall strategy for Factor ETFs across product development, sales, marketing, communications, and analytics initiatives. The successful candidate will possess applicable experience within factor investing, critical thinking, and a desire to be part of a fast-growing team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in driving the evolution of product segment strategy, including ETF product pipeline prioritisation, messaging, business development and commercial opportunities, advocacy network, tools, and analytics
  • Work efficiently within a cross-functional virtual team (Product, Sales, Research, Marketing, Portfolio Management) to drive the initiatives and provide steering where required
  • Support the commercial strategy for Factor ETFs, including distribution support across client segments
  • Represent the EII Factor business to internal and external stakeholders
  • Position the Factor team for future growth by growing the pool of champions across the wider firm
  • Build relationships with other teams supporting the Factor investment and research process. Closely partner with multiple teams across the organisation in the execution of joint initiatives across index and active, and partner to design and construct portfolios tailored to suit investor requirements and preferences.


Skills & Experience Required:
  • Applicable experience with Factor Investing topics (as an investor, research professional or sales)
  • Connections with the industry and an understanding of the needs and demands of clients.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal. The successful candidate must have the confidence and ability to persuasively interact at the most senior levels of colleagues, management, and clients.
  • Outstanding interpersonal characteristics, reputation, and team orientation, which will enable her/him to command the confidence, loyalty, and respect of investment colleagues and external constituents.
  • Proficiency in a European language preferred
  • 5- 7 years industry experience, specifically investment management knowledge and experience
  • Experience in a client-facing role (investment consulting/sales), preferable.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize and collaborate vertically/horizontally in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel regionally and globally, ~25%.


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 Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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