Associate | iShares APAC Equity Product Research and Innovation (APAC ETF Products) | Hong Kong – Hong Kong

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Job Title : Associate | iShares APAC Equity Product Research and Innovation (APAC ETF Products) | Hong Kong

Location : Hong Kong, HK

Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments



About this role

Business Unit Overview: 
BlackRock’s ETF & Index Investments (EII) manages over $5.6 trillion in global index assets across global developed Markets, emerging markets, commodities and REITs. This includes BlackRock’s iShares product line, the leading provider of ETFs in the world, with over $2.8 trillion in assets under management across more than 1200 ETFs and the industry’s broadest array of investment choices. Product lines provide efficient exposure across equities, fixed income, real estate and commodities, as well as strategies such as smart beta, sustainable and thematic.
The EII team has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney. The EII APAC group serves institutional and retail clients in the Asia Pacific region, on ETFs and indexing investment solutions. 

APAC EII Product Team responsibility and role description:
The APAC EII Product Team manage, monitor the iShares ETF investment vehicles for our clients. The team also drives our strategic product initiatives across asset classes, the adoption of iShares index solutions by our clients and the design of new index solutions, by engaging with internal and external partners in the region as well as globally.

The iShares APAC Product Research and Innovation team within the APAC EII Product team is responsible for the design and development of index investment strategies for the launch of new ETFs and review of the range in APAC, covering all asset classes and product segments.

We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated Associate with product development and research expertise to join the team and reporting to the Head of iShares APAC Equity Product Research and Innovation. The role is based in Hong Kong.


This role will primarily focus on the research and development of new products and enhancement of existing range in the APAC region (HK, SG, Australia and Japan).

This role will partner closely with APAC Product Strategist and Portfolio managers, and Product Innovation partners in other regions.

Product research and development:  Work with the Head of iShares Product Innovation to research and develop new ETFs and evolve existing product offerings in APAC: (i) be up to speed with the latest market changes and index provider methodologies and data sets and (ii) develop new ETF construction methodologies and simulated portfolios.

New products content and commercialization: (i) develop and deliver content on new product designs, product knowledge and technical expertise and competitors’ analysis across the different APAC EII teams, (ii) help our distribution partners to commercialize our new launches and identify market opportunities for new products.

Qualifications and experience:

Master’s degree with Major in a quantitative field such as economics, finance or engineering.

3 – 5 years of relevant industry experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience in financial markets in a relevant capacity (investments, research, trading, structuring, financial engineering)

Experience with financial data analysis, portfolio construction, systematic strategies and index investing.

Strong research and analytical skills, intellectual curiosity.

Fluency in English with strong presentation and communication skills; fluency in Mandarin a plus.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability to work well across investment, client-facing, and product implementation teams and external partners (3rd party index providers, sell side researcher, industry experts)

Experience with Bloomberg and relevant database a plus.

Ability to code a plus

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 pilot

BlackRock’s current hybrid work pilot is designed to help you experience the best of both worlds: the opportunity to connect with colleagues in person and the flexibility to work remotely, with greater time to focus on what’s important to you. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are generally expected to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home (on average) each week. For some business groups, more time may be required in the office, while greater flexibility may be in place for others. Our “One BlackRock” culture means you’ll be supported to collaborate with your new colleagues while bringing your full self to work – wherever you are.

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, family status, gender identity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected attributes at law.

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