Associate, Core Portfolio Management Multi-Asset Strategist & Solutions

London, United Kingdom
02 Feb 2023
25 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

About the team: 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 state-of-the-art portfolio construction and asset allocation methodologies. Our team of over 350 multi-asset investment professionals manages a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $900 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

Your role and impact

The Core Portfolio Management team in MASS is responsible for a wide array of portfolio management activities across both multi-asset and sustainable equity mandates. The team is made up of 58 portfolio managers organized globally with strong regional alignment to reflect different investing centres of expertise. In London, the team partners with the Solutions, Models, Diversified Strategies and Sustainable Investing teams in managing global, multi-asset and equity portfolios held by institutional and individual retail investors. The Core PM team works with client CIOs, model managers and researchers on portfolio construction and new business design, contributes to investment research, handles implementation, and drives improvements across the PM operating platform.

We are seeking a candidate to join our team to build and manage custom multi-asset and physical equity portfolios. Our team sits at the centre of a rapidly evolving asset management industry that is seeing growing demand for whole portfolio solutions able to combine public and private investments managed by both BlackRock and 3rd party managers. There is considerable scope for the right individual to have an impact on both the success of the team as well as the broader MASS business. We are looking for candidates who are intellectually curious, possess outstanding attention to detail, excellent interpersonal skills, and who will thrive in a dynamic and collaborative working environment.

Your responsibilities
  • Designing, constructing and managing multi-asset and/or custom equity portfolios comprised of physical, synthetic and collective fund assets
  • Leading daily portfolio management tasks including implementing multiple investment strategies, handling client flows, FX hedging, rebalancing, and monitoring positioning, performance and risk
  • Ensuring all mandates conform to performance expectations, investment guidelines, risk parameters, and regulatory requirements
  • Innovating in the way we use data and technology to improve and scale our investment and portfolio management decision-making processes
  • Collaborating with researchers, strategists and investors across MASS and BlackRock to source and develop investment capabilities and processes capable of delivering consistent alpha
  • Contributing to research and establishing good governance and common methodologies in portfolio construction & implementation across multiple investment processes and products throughout MASS

You ideally have...
  • Prior experience in a portfolio management, pensions, risk, analytics or equivalent focussed role with demonstrated passion for investing
  • Direct experience in managing physical equity portfolios within systematic investment process. Expertise in a variety of instruments and markets such as ETFs and other fund vehicles, derivatives, FX, rates, and credit markets is also preferred
  • Understanding of quantitative investment and/or portfolio construction research and portfolio management
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to remain focused across a wide range of portfolio types and activities
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills. Technical skills including Python, Tableau and SQL are preferred
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working independently and/or as part of a team in a highly collaborative, global environment

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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