BlackRock Employment – Liquid Alternative Strategist

Website BlackRock

Job Description:

As member of the EMEA Wealth Product Group, the individual will possess knowledge of the EMEA cross border fund marketplace, investment management with a focus on active equity and liquid alternative strategies, as well as sustainable investing. Additionally, the candidate must have strong communication skills and the ability to form trusted relationships and work across the organisation to build consensus for tactical and strategic sales initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Study and evaluate industry trends, competitive dynamics and highlight sales opportunities using data
  • Contribute to defining the product distribution initiatives within EMEA iSW across active equity and liquid alternatives
  • Product Commercialisation and Innovation
  • The successful candidate will need to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in iSW and partner functions such as portfolio management, product strategy, and marketing
  • Responsibility for supporting the alignment with investment team partners, marketing and segment leads within the region for priority products and associated client activity
  • Help define and position BlackRock’s competitive advantage in the investment strategies landscape; understand industry dynamics, drivers of growth and how to effectively position/protect BlackRock’s funds in this context
  • Understand buying behaviour across countries and client segments to nuance the product plan by client type
  • They will also be required to represent the iSW business in front of the sales and investment teams to articulate the product execution plan for iSW
  • As an Associate they will be expected to work on ad-hoc strategic project initiatives for members of WPG

Job Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of marketing and PR methods for EMEA intermediary-sold mutual funds, industry trends, and different segments (Bank, Insurance, IFA)
  • Understanding of performance attribution, market factors and drivers of returns across mutual funds and asset classes
  • Working knowledge of investment databases, including Morningstar and Bloomberg, knowledge of Aladdin would also be a plus
  • Ability to execute across teams and undertake project work with input and feedback from key stakeholders
  • Financial services experience, preferably with a focus on mutual fund strategy, sales, index and alternatives
  • Strong understanding of the asset management industry with a preference for a product specialist background
  • Preference for multi-lingual candidate (German, French or Spanish as second language)
  • BA/BS required
  • Strong capital market knowledge
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to quickly form meaningful working partnerships and demonstrate leadership

Job Details:

Company: BlackRock

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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