Associate, Portfolio Manager - Systematic Fixed Income

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2022
Closes
02 Sep 2022
Ref
16409745
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

The Systematic Fixed Income Portfolio Management team has responsibility for managing Blackrock's Fixed Income portfolios in EMEA, across Institutional pooled funds, Segregated accounts and Hedge Funds. The team is responsible for ensuring that the portfolios meet their investment objectives and are managed in a consistent and risk-controlled manner.

BlackRock is seeking a candidate to join the Systematic Fixed Income team as a Portfolio Manager in London. The successful candidate will work with relevant Lead PMs to ensure that active model based, views are applied to the portfolios accurately and in line with portfolio guidelines and risk budgets. The candidate will also contribute to alpha and idea generation through development of new models from signals. Team members develop analytics, reports, tools and framework to attribute performance, monitor risks and design custom portfolio solutions for clients using asset allocation, portfolio construction, risk management and other related investment skills.

Key responsibilities
  • Daily management and re-balancing of portfolio investments and risks and investment of cash flows in a risk-controlled manner
  • Ensure that all portfolios are managed to the highest fiduciary standards and taking appropriate levels of risk per their risk budgets
  • Contribute to ESG research, product development and processes through factor-based research and partnerships with Research & Innovation, Product Strategy and the BlackRock Systematic ESG ecosystem
  • Working closely with BlackRock's Trading team to ensure optimal execution
  • Working with partner teams to be on top of risk and performance metrics
  • Performing cash management processes and derivative life-cycle events
  • Partner with Product Strategy to grow the business and contribute to the client experience by participating in portfolio reviews and client pitches
  • Be a leader towards building the future state of Portfolio Management through customized solutions using Python while working closely with various partners and towards other automation efforts


Experience and knowledge required
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in portfolio management or related role such as portfolio construction, risk management, compliance and operations, technology or trading, preferably related to fixed income portfolios
  • Demonstrate knowledge and passion for financial markets
  • Strong process-oriented background including introduction of controls & procedures
  • Demonstrate keen awareness of operational risk issues as well as adapt quickly to changing market environments and perform under tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of Aladdin tools like PfC, PfM, Dashboard and Explore beneficial
  • Knowledge of ESG beneficial but not required


Skills and competencies required
  • Coding experience strongly preferred, especially in Python
  • Successful experience working both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must as will have to deal with several internal teams such as Trading, Capital Markets, Operations, Product Strategy, Risk and Quantitative Analysis etc.
  • Demonstrated planning and organization skills and the proven ability to work efficiently under pressure. Ability to work with challenging situations in a mature manner
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills with a diligent attention to detail


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.

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 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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