Solutions Strategy, Analyst (Multi-Asset)

London, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
24 Aug 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Introduction to Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group provides investment strategies and solutions that employ sophisticated asset allocation, rigorous risk management, and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to client needs. Through our comprehensive portfolio approach, diversified return drivers, end-to end partnership and technology, our multi-asset platform is crafted to deliver outcomes with more precision. MASS includes specialized capabilities in areas of tactical asset allocation, income funds, target date and target risk strategies, as well as customized solutions through innovative portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies. Our team of over 250 multi-asset investment professionals runs a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $800 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Position Overview
MASS is looking for a motivated individual to join our Solution Strategy team within the EMEA Pensions OCIO team. The EMEA Pensions OCIO team designs, implements, and leads on all aspects of portfolio construction and asset allocation to solve our pension client's investment challenges.

The role will require partnership with numerous, investment, commercial and operational teams in order to best coordinate and support fast-paced growth of the business. A successful team member will be someone, who is curious, innovative, and a problem solver.

  • Focused on US and European pension scheme clients, support the growth and implementation of outsourced solutions mandates including OCIO for Pension Schemes.
  • Have clear accountability for deliverables within the team, manage day to day workflows assigned to you working alongside other members of the team.
  • Project manage new client activities and change management activities for MASS with internal partners. This includes
  • Working closely with portfolio managers and tech and operations teams for updates to the Aladdin and portfolio management set-up, including liability cashflows and benchmarks.
  • Assisting with client and/or consultant enquiries related to performance, attribution or risk, using Aladdin tools in addition to conventional financial concepts to undertake detailed analysis and communicate to client and/or consultant in succinct and impactful way.
  • Applying portfolio strategy views to legal documentation through drafting guidelines for investment management agreements and instruction letters.
  • Assisting senior Solution Strategists and Client CIO's to provide SME input to internal teams such as Reporting and Performance to ensure client requirements can be supported. This includes determining the most useful KPIs for clients, understanding the key drivers of performance and risk in the portfolio.
  • Drafting portfolio and market commentary.

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven record of academic achievement and work ethic
  • 1-2 years of asset management or financial services experience preferable
  • An understanding of key financial concepts (such as Performance & Attribution, Risk etc.)
  • An excellent communicator with strong relationship management skills to build and maintain collaborative partnerships
  • Strong teammate who takes a collaborative and cooperative approach to tasks, but can work independently if necessary
  • Working towards or willingness to undertake CFA, CAIA or FRM or equivalent qualifications
  • Knowledge of Tableau, VBA, SQL, and/or Python is an advantage. Strong interest to learn about and use Aladdin.

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.

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.

Our hybrid work pilot

BlackRock's current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what's important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our "One BlackRock" culture means you'll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work - wherever you are.

The health, safety and well-being of our people will always be our top priorities; we will continue to monitor local conditions and health advisories in making decisions about our work environments.

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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