Vice President - Private Credit Product Strategy/Investor Services

Recruiter
BlackRock
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Sep 2022
Closes
17 Oct 2022
Ref
16899892
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Description

About this role

About BlackRock Alternative Investors

Charged with establishing BlackRock as clients' preeminent partner in alternative investing globally, BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI) is one of the top five largest alternative asset managers in the world today. We are active in all asset classes and connect them in ways other firms can't match, operating on an integrated platform consisting of real estate, infrastructure, credit, private equity and hedge funds. Our scale means we offer expertise and access unique to BlackRock, and you'll collaborate with teams across our firm in unexpected ways. As part of a key growth engine for the firm, you'll be invited to continue building the platform that is shaping the future of Alts investing by creating and evolving innovative investment ideas and tech solutions on a team that continuously outperforms - setting new standards.

Grow your career with the firm that's building tomorrow's alternatives platform, backed by a purpose that drives positive outcomes for our clients, our investments and the communities we serve.

Position Overview:

BlackRock's Global Credit Product Strategy team is responsible for representing BlackRock's range of public and private debt investment strategies to external clients and internal partners worldwide. The team has recently been expanded with the addition of a number of new hires in New York and London and is seeking a Product Strategist to assist in driving business growth related to its credit products.

Working closely with members of the Product Strategy team in London, New York and Asia, this individual will support the public and private debt businesses in a broad range of aspects of client service, marketing, investor relations and business development.

They will be expected to become an expert in both private and public credit demonstrating an ability to understand and effectively communicate detailed investment content in the funds' marketing materials and investor reporting.

With its strong emphasis on project management, learning and development, the role provides a strong foundation for a professional seeking to build a career in a range of aspects of fund marketing and investor relations, including at a later stage in a client-facing capacity. Depending on their level of experience, the individual may also have responsibility for managing other members of the team on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing day-to-day support to assist in the creation of marketing and reporting materials across the Credit platform's liquid and illiquid products globally, including:
    • content to be used in client and prospect due diligence (for example, RFPs and DDQs)
    • fund presentations and fact sheets
    • thought leadership pieces to assist in investor relations and external engagement
  • Assisting in developing the firm's narrative for its global credit products and ensuring this narrative is effectively communicated in all marketing collateral
  • Partnering with other teams as required to design and implement processes to improve the team's effectiveness and efficiency on an ongoing basis
  • Partnering with members of the Product Strategy and Investment teams globally to understand and communicate topics including current market conditions, portfolio performance and the opportunities arising for clients in written materials
  • Managing a broad range of projects undertaken by the team on a day-to-day basis, with support from senior team members, to ensure that they are delivered to a high standard and on a timely basis.


Depending on their level of experience, this individual may have an important role to play not only in ensuring the quality of the team's deliverables but also coaching on a day-to-day basis to develop the knowledge, understanding and skill sets of other members of the team.

Skills/Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree from top undergraduate institutions; CFA/CAIA/MBA a plus
  • Minimum 3 years professional work experience in the financial services sector (sell-side bank, asset management, hedge fund, or private credit/equity); Private credit specific knowledge a plus
  • Ability to develop strong and trusting relationships with both internal and external clients swiftly and effectively
  • Team approach - able to coordinate between various groups within a firm
  • Very strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to understand and clearly articulate sophisticated concepts, ideas, and processes
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to effectively prioritise and manage multiple projects within agreed timelines
  • Strong analytical skills


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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