Vice President, Product Strategist – Global/UK Active Equity – London

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Join leading Investment management company BlackRock as Vice President, Product Strategist – Global/UK Active Equity in London, GB. refer job details to submit BlackRock job application in London.

 

Job Title : Vice President, Product Strategist – Global/UK Active Equity

Location : London, GB

Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments

 

Description

About this role

About Fundamental Equities:

Fundamental Equities sits within BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group (PMG), which encompasses Fundamental and Systematic investing across Fixed Income, Equities and Multi-Asset Strategies.

The Fundamental Equities business is a key division at BlackRock with over $170bn of assets under management, across 90+ strategies and over 200+ investment professionals. The Fundamental Equity teams (FE) use traditional analytics to pick stocks and assemble coherent, deliberate and diversified portfolios. Through cutting edge technology, sophisticated models and embedded research, our investment management approach provides superior performance for our clients and is an important part of the BlackRock brand.

The FE Product Strategy team is responsible for both providing a link between investment teams and all client groups and for providing insight on the Fundamental Equities product platform. The team is looking for a Vice President level candidate to focus on Long/ Short products within the Global & UK Equity team.

Role:

Support business growth across strategies.

Provide on the desk support to more senior Product Strategists who are covering a broad range of products.

Primary focus is expected to be Long/ Short products within the Global/ UK team, spanning hedge funds, absolute return UCITS funds and seg mandates.

Work towards being a credible representative of the portfolio managers to internal and external customers.

Provide commentary on fund performance and written updates on overall financial market performance, economic trends and the team’s market outlook.

Role best suited to someone with experience in a client facing role and with a keen interest in markets who is looking to develop subject matter expertise and combine it with client interaction.

Work closely with the investment, PS and distribution teams to attract new clients to the business and retain existing ones.

Key Responsibilities:

Partner with relationship mangers (retail & institutional) to engage clients, prospects, consultants and intermediaries on the team’s product range.

Overall responsibility and oversight for marketing materials including portfolio reviews, market updates and other timely marketing materials.

Proactive approach to solving clients’ investment-related, business and operational issues by serving as the liaison between the investment team and all other areas of BlackRock (marketing, sales, compliance, legal etc).

Contribute to new business opportunities, development of marketing strategies, and respond to requests for proposal (RFPs)

Grow the team’s assets under management and uphold superior fund ratings.

Represent the team internally presenting on business results and strategy with a view to expanding responsibilities to face to face client interactions.

Knowledge/Experience:

Relevant financial markets experience essential

Prior experience in a product strategist/client service/business development type role preferred, within the investment management industry

Passion for, and knowledge of equity markets

Knowledge of hedge funds beneficial

Knowledge of retail/institutional client landscape

Skills/Qualifications:

Strong research and writing skills, to clearly articulate sophisticated concepts, ideas, and processes

Excellent numerical skills / comfortable working with data

Advanced proficiency with Excel and the ability to develop familiarity and skills using proprietary technology

Solid presentation skills and advanced user of PowerPoint

Strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines

Competencies:

Strong attention to detail

Analytical thinker

Integrity, strong work ethic and professional disposition

Strong level of self-direction, ownership, organisation and initiative

Team work oriented with proven organisational skills and ability to manage multiple objectives simultaneously.

Ability to influence

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.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com | www.blackrock.com/corporate | Instagram: @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, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics at law.

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