Vice President/Associate, Business Manager - BlackRock Capital Markets

London, United Kingdom
16 Mar 2023
15 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock Capital Markets (BCM) is a single center of excellence across public and private market sourcing for the firm and co-investment and financing for our alternatives business. It is a holistic, comprehensive investment platform that provides solutions across the capital stack. BCM helps to deploy public and private capital in active portfolios within BlackRock Alternatives and Portfolio Management Group (PMG).

BlackRock Alternatives offers access to a spectrum of alternative investments including hedge funds, private equity, private credit, real estate and infrastructure.

PMG is a single organization with the following portfolio management businesses: Fundamental Fixed Income, Municipals and FIG Fixed Income, Index Fixed Income and LDI, Fundamental Equities, Systematic Investments and Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions.

Role Overview:

BlackRock is seeking an experienced business manager at Vice President/Associate level to join the Chief Operating Officer (COO) team for BlackRock Capital Markets. The business manager, based in London, will be primarily responsible for supporting the global operating framework for BCM, including on areas related to risk, legal & compliance, audit, technology, market data, recruitment and finance. The business manager will report to the Global COO for BCM.

  • Support the implementation of strategic initiatives for BCM.
  • Support communication framework of key cascades from the BCM Executive Committee
  • Maintain the general operating framework for BCM including its Operating Handbook, complete regular certifications, conduct reviews of Aladdin permissions, perform regular folder clean-ups, guide quarterly reviews of corporate access via use of CorpAxe, support onboarding of new joiners, quarterly voice recording reconciliations, etc
  • Liaise with L&C where appropriate e.g. resolving Core Compliance queries/issues, coordinating regular MNPI training, responding to novel issues/questions, taking responsibility for appropriate attestations, etc.
  • Be the first point of contact for global operating events and help to manage the outcomes, with support from the BCM COO.
  • When applicable, respond to internal audits and execute their remediation plans
  • Drive technological developments as demanded by the business e.g for applications such as eFront, and internal applications linked to Aladdin.
  • Lead the coordination of all campus recruitment initiatives for BCM
  • Review market data requirements and their associated costs to ensure we operate within budget
  • Regularly review Travel & Expenses management information and provide challenge where necessary.
  • Lead the Enterprise Services implementation for the BCM group e.g. seating, desktop tech set-ups, dissemination of information for new tech application roll-outs, etc
  • Own and regularly review and refresh the business continuity plans for the group
  • Collaborate with the BCM Graduate Analyst cohort on recurring projects and reporting for the BCM platform including review of BCM Overview Materials, BCM Marketing Materials, Investment Performance Focus reviews, etc.
  • Provide project support to the BCM platform as the role evolves.

Qualifications and requirements:
  • 5+ years' previous work experience in the financial services industry
  • Keen interest in developing knowledge of Capital Markets and the day-to-day functions of each of the teams
  • Ability to think through problems, ask intelligent questions and work towards solutions whilst seeking help at the appropriate time.
  • Multi-tasking in a time sensitive, fast paced environment; solid attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (including preparation of presentations)
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Self-starter with a curious mindset who can work effectively with a team and within a larger organization
  • Keen to diplomatically problem-solve especially with novel situations
  • Discretion when dealing with sensitive information and ability to form judgements on appropriateness of information sharing and dissemination.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), some knowledge of coding languages is helpful, as well as willingness to learn how to use new applications on Aladdin or otherwise.

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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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.