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Associate - Portfolio Strategist

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Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of experienced, ambitious people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel we work hard, we work fast, and we work with purpose.

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) business 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 index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and innovative alpha insights. Our team of 300+ multi-asset investment professionals construct 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. Currently, MASS (Multi Assest Strategy & Solutions) handles over $1 trillion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, London and throughout Asia Pacific.

Team Overview

The Americas Pensions team within the MASS business constructs and builds active asset allocation strategies and Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) solutions using Blackrock and third-party managers across public and private markets. The team handles approximately $80 billion in client assets as of 31 December 2023 for Pension clients across the Americas. Our investment decisions harness the collective insights of our +2,000 investors on the ground in virtually every established investable market, with every portfolio managed through our comprehensive portfolio and risk management system Aladdin.

Role Description, Responsibilities & Qualifications

The team is looking for a motivated individual that will play a key role in our investment mandates by owning and supporting many phases of our investment process for existing clients, and to help win new clients. This individual will also be encouraged to contribute to portfolio management, research and analysis, and find ways to improve efficiency and timeliness of deliverables. This is a great opportunity for a resourceful problem-solver to be part of a dynamic team and get exposure to multi-asset investing by working closely with Client CIOs, institutional account managers, and end clients.

Responsibilities

  • Working with our New York and California based Americas OCIO investment team members to grow and scale the business and optimally service clients.
  • Support creation and delivery of customized investment solutions to current and prospective OCIO clients, including the ability to develop/modify pension asset-liability, portfolio construction and manager blending models.
  • Contribute to business growth by playing a prominent role in RFPs and pitch materials.
  • Own internal processes (e.g. updating performance track records, on-going market commentary, supervising client reporting) and finding ways to improve efficiency and timeliness of output.
  • Engage with internal teams throughout BlackRock to build and implement scaled Aladdin-based technology solutions to address investment and reporting challenges.
  • Contribute to new product design, as well as the improvement of existing product offerings and servicing.
  • Participate in broader MASS investment research initiatives.
  • Build and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by BlackRock and third-party managers across public and private markets.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of the broader themes, trends, and competitive landscape for U.S. corporate pension plans and the OCIO market in general.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with the Institutional Client Business and the Global Consultant Relations teams who are primarily responsible for managing and developing BlackRock's client and consulting relationships.

Qualifications

  • Familiarity with asset classes across Equity, Fixed Income and Alternatives.
  • Experience with a wide array of institutional investment products and strategies, including Liability-driven investing.
  • Understanding of multi-asset portfolio construction, risk and performance measurement.
  • Understanding of defined benefit pensions and mechanics around actuarial and investment philosophy is a plus.
  • A keen interest and curiosity in financial markets, economics, current affairs, policy measures and global mega trends.
  • Degree or higher-level qualification and demonstrated record of academic achievement.
  • 3-5 years of asset management experience involving risk analysis, portfolio construction, performance analysis and investment research initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speech; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication in real time.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Tools: Strong expertise in financial modelling using Excel and potentially in coding languages (Python, VBA, etc.). Experience in leverage visualization and dashboarding tools like tableau/PowerBI is a plus.
  • Achievement of CFA/FRM/CAIA/CIPM or equivalent qualifications preferred.

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 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 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit @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, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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