Vice President, Client CIO - Multi-Manager Investor

London, United Kingdom
20 May 2023
19 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Introduction to the team: Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

The Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of the firm's index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver investment outcomes and ground-breaking alpha insights. MASS constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels.

Why is your role important?

Your role will form part of the EMEA Wealth Solutions team, which is responsible for creating and delivering multi-asset, model portfolio and multi-manger portfolio solutions to wealth managers, private banks, retail platforms and multi-family offices.

As part of this team, you will mainly focus on Wealth clients with a focus on multi-manager solutions where you contribute to providing innovative investment solutions aligned with our clients' long-term investment objectives in the face of challenging markets and growing complexity.

What will you be doing?
  • Understand our clients' investment objectives and constraints and apply advanced portfolio construction and risk analytics to support investment decisions and portfolio outcomes
  • Translate investment strategy design into a robust implementable solution, incorporating client custom requirements such as sustainability factors and risk/return objectives
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc client materials and ensure these meet compliance practices
  • Supervise our client portfolios as a second set of eyes, gain an in-depth understanding of the portfolios and develop the ability to flag issues in portfolios.
  • Attend client meetings with account managers, to provide subject matter expertise and confidently present MASS capabilities, and portfolio insights on performance, risk and positioning
  • Support business development efforts through RFP responses and creation of presentation materials
  • Collaborate closely with our internal partners across the platform and client representatives to develop business opportunities
  • Perform analysis on a broad range of topics related to multi-asset class portfolio construction and asset allocation across public and private markets
  • Working in collaboration with investment partners (particularly manager research), conduct manager blending analysis for both multi-asset and single asset class solutions
  • Produce in-depth investment research aligned to Wealth solutions
  • Investigate and apply technology to drive scale and consistency across portfolio construction processes.
What are we looking for?
  • Financial market experience: Minimum of 5 years role relevant experience within financial services or asset management; good understanding of financial markets. Experience with multi-manager/open architecture portfolios is strongly desired
  • Analytical skills: A genuine inclination for quantitative analysis and the skills to work through sophisticated problems and challenges to provide innovative insights. Coding skills and/or knowledge of Aladdin are a plus
  • Problem-solving ability: Ability to deconstruct a larger problem into sub-components and prioritize to help clients find a suitable investment solution. Organized and diligent, able to prioritize and multi-task quickly efficiently, adapting to new situations in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative approach: Great teammate who takes a collaborative and cooperative approach and has a positive working attitude
  • Communication skills: Excellent communication skills and ability to explain multifaceted topics to non-technical individuals in writing as well as verbally
  • Intellectual curiosity: Interested in the industry and looking to learn more about asset management, regulatory changes, investment vehicles, and scale across BlackRock
  • Independent thinking: High level of self-motivation, able to own and drive multiple assignments at once and willing to respectfully debate the status quo
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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently 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. Beginning in September, all employees will shift to at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person - aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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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