Core Portfolio Management, Alternative Solutions Group - Associate

London, United Kingdom
08 Dec 2022
07 Jan 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role


The Alternative Solutions team is looking for an Associate who will manage the execution of important CorePM initiatives and projects. Responsibilities will include supporting new product structuring & onboarding, investment execution, transaction & cash management, performance and risk monitoring. Additionally, the candidate will manage strategic projects, such as building efficiencies in investment process, gathering requirements for technology development and preparing presentations for internal and external audiences. The position requires developing and maintaining relationships with both internal stakeholders and clients.
  • New mandate and/or investments onboarding - Coordinate across client teams, legal, tax, GAAPs, RQA and external operations service providers (legal counsel, tax advisers, fund administrators) to launch new mandates and execute new investments
  • Transaction & Cash Management - Review and authorize transactional and cash flow activity utilizing the firm's investment management systems
  • FX hedging and management - Enter spot/hedging trades to meet funding needs and manage FX risks
  • Performance & Risk Monitoring - Review valuations, risk analytics and cash flows utilizing the firm's investment management systems
  • Portfolio Monitoring - Design, develop and review portfolio dashboards that highlight valuations & performance, risk analytics and cash flows
  • Client Reporting - Work with support teams to develop and review custom client reports
  • Policies & Procedures - Formalize and document operating plans, policies and procedures with respect to new product/mandate launches
  • Strategic Projects - Enhance business processes related to the team's investment processes and operating model with an eye towards automation
  • Presentations and Meetings - Aid management team in organizing and preparing presentations for existing and prospective clients; creating presentations for various BlackRock executive committees and senior leaders

Skills & Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience in comparable industry (e.g. investment management, investment banking, management consulting)
  • Experience in the private/alternative market with a role focused on investment management project management/consulting, investment operations (including middle office transaction support and/or fund administration) or performance & risk analytics
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills as well as a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to clearly articulate ideas, both written and oral, to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members, managers, and senior executives in multiple locations
  • Experience with alternative investments is a plus

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well-being; family support programs; and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

Our hybrid work model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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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