Associate, Portfolio Manager/ESG Researcher – Systematic Fixed Income – London

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Associate, Portfolio Manager/ESG Researcher – Systematic Fixed Income in London, GB. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in London.


Job Title : Associate, Portfolio Manager/ESG Researcher – Systematic Fixed Income

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments



About this role

The Systematic Fixed Income Portfolio Management team has responsibility for managing BlackRock’s Fixed Income portfolios in EMEA, across institutional pooled funds, segregated accounts and hedge funds. The team is responsible for ensuring that the portfolios meet their investment objectives and are managed in a consistent and risk-controlled manner.

BlackRock is seeking a candidate to join the Systematic Fixed Income Long-Only Credit team in London as a Portfolio Manager with additional focus on ESG Research. The successful candidate will work with Lead PMs to ensure that systematic credit models are applied to the portfolios accurately, aligned with portfolio guidelines and risk budgets. The candidate will also contribute to alpha and idea generation through model development and credit market expertise.

Key responsibilities

Daily management of portfolio investments and portfolio risks, including investment of cash flows in a risk-controlled manner.

Ensure we apply the highest fiduciary standards to managing all portfolios

Daily review and application of European HY and IG credit selection models, and multi-allocation credit models.

Contribute to ESG research, product development and processes through portfolio, benchmark and factor-based research

Drive ESG efforts by contributing to the BlackRock Sustainability ecosystem and partnering closely with the Factors, Sustainability & Solutions team, Research & Innovation and Product Strategy

Drive innovation by developing and automating tools, reports and frameworks to improve PM processes, to monitor risks, to attribute performance and to design custom portfolio solutions for clients.

Partner with Product Strategy to grow the business and to contribute to the client experience by participating in portfolio reviews and client pitches.

Work closely with BlackRock’s Trading team to source liquidity and ensure optimal execution.

Work closely with partner teams to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the portfolio management processes.

Experience and knowledge required

Prior experience in portfolio management or Fixed Income related role.

Prior experience in research beneficial but not essential.

Demonstrate knowledge and passion for financial markets.

Knowledge of fixed income markets and indices, HY or IG credit preferred but not required.

Python coding experience to an intermediate level.

Strong process-oriented background including introduction/innovation of controls & procedures.

Strong investment and operational risk management awareness.

Knowledge and experience of Sustainability beneficial but not required.

Knowledge of Aladdin tools like PfC, PfM, Dashboard and Explore beneficial but not required.

Skills and competencies required

Successful experience and ambition in working both independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills essential for partnerships with several internal teams such as Research & Innovation, Trading, Operations, Product Strategy, Risk and Quantitative Analysis etc.

Demonstrated planning and organization skills and the proven ability to work efficiently under pressure.

Able to work in time-sensitive, challenging situations with a consistently high level of judgement, professionalism and maturity.

Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills with impeccable attention to detail.

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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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