BlackRock Employment – Sustainable Product Strategist

Website BlackRock

Job Description:

The candidate profile will require a combination of client facing skills, quantitative skills, ESG research expertise, writing skills strategic thinking, organizational agility and practical investment experience to ensure the effective partnership with clients and collaboration with generalist sales teams to win new business and/or deepen large existing relationships to grow the adoption Sustainable ETFs in the EMEA region.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate internal training for global sales teams (EMEA, APAC, LATAM)
  • Follow-up to client engagements and requests, monitoring execution and tracking pipeline of opportunities
  • Continually expand and deepen ESG related investment, portfolio construction and iShares product knowledge base. Stay abreast of current market environment and the latest relevant ESG research
  • Partner with sales management to steward the Sustainable ETF sales pipeline as well as with Product Research and Innovation management for the future Sustainable ETF product development pipeline.
  • Serve as a speaker/participant at BlackRock sponsored and industry conferences as needed.
  • Execute strategy to distribute Sustainable ETFs to sub segments within EII EMEA client segments (PFs, Insurance companies, PBs, Retail Banks, IFAs, IAMs/PCIMS, Digital)
  • Direct interaction with clients in support of Sales providing detailed Sustainable product education, methodology expertise, analysis, such as risk and return attribution, single or multiple ETFs/mutual fund comparative returns analysis, holdings analysis, ESG, factor, carbon and business involvement characteristics.
  • Engage with BlackRock Investment Stewardship (BIS) and understand the vital role stewardship and engagement holds in investor’s
  • Sustainable Investing philosophy and be able to convey to clients
  • Syndication of new launches, coordinating seed arrangements and pipeline

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to travel regionally
  • Strong written, analytical, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience required; and/or CFA a plus
  • Proven experience with Excel, PowerPoint as well as Bloomberg or similar systems required
  • Experience interfacing with EMEA based clients
  • ETF product familiarity and industry experience
  • Attention to detail a must with strong analytical skills
  • European language skills (German is a must, French and Dutch being a plus)
  • 3+ years industry experience, specifically extensive investment management knowledge and experience
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task, prioritize and collaborate vertically/horizontally in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of self-motivation as well as leadership skills
  • Strong research skills: ideally proven experience in working with MSCI ESG Research, Sustainalytics or other similar ESG research tools

Job Details:

Company: BlackRock

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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