Model Portfolio Solutions Manager & Researcher, Associate, Sydney/Melbourne – Sydney

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Job Title : Model Portfolio Solutions Manager & Researcher, Associate, Sydney/Melbourne

Location : Sydney, AU

Job Category: Investment Professionals – Investments



About this role

BlackRock Company Description:
BlackRock is the largest asset-manager in the world and its mission is to help investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most meaningful goals in life. As of [December 31, 2019, the firm ran approximately $7.4 trillion] in assets on behalf of investors worldwide, had over [16,000 employees in more than 35 countries] and is a major presence in all global markets. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment-system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: | LinkedIn:

Business Overview:
A multi-asset strategy combines different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, cash, and derivatives to build efficient solutions for investors. The BlackRock Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions (MASS) group’s capabilities include tactical asset allocation, factor-based strategies, income, target date, target risk, and impact investing. Our team of over 300 investment professionals globally delivers these capabilities across pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS has over US$1 trillion in assets under management.
Model Portfolios & Solutions is a team within MASS that builds and runs solutions for total return, income, and alpha objectives, where the solutions are implemented using BlackRock’s iShares ETFs and active mutual funds as building blocks. The team has a global footprint, principally in the London, San Francisco, and Hong Kong, and is comprised of about 30 investment professionals. It handles approximately 600 models globally and about US$90 billion in AUM. Within the APAC region, the team runs ranges of model portfolios for Australia, Japan, China, India, and throughout the rest of the region.

Role Description
BlackRock is seeking an expert quantitative Researcher / Portfolio Manager to join the MPS team; and be based in Sydney. The role will involve the creation of new investment strategies, portfolio construction approaches, and portfolio management techniques for use in the Australia business and more broadly by the global business. Success in this role will require strong analytical and quantitative skills and experience, evidenced by an advanced degree and significant experience in investments or financial markets, with the ideal candidate having experience with multi-asset investing. In addition, the candidate should possess the ability to collaborate effectively, both within the Australia office, and with the broader global MPS/MASS team and BlackRock community. The successful candidate will have a track record of contributing to proven investment performance and optimally communicating these results to internal collaborators and/or clients.

Key Responsibilities

Provide model-management and research support for the Australia models business
Contribute to the broader Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) business in Australia, working closely with the Strategy team to drive the Models business
Carry out original investment research that generates alpha for our clients.
Draft and present research proposals for the investment committee, articulating new or enhanced alpha insights as well as portfolio management proposals
Implement insights in client portfolios and models, using them to deliver investment performance that meets or exceeds client expectations.
Remain current on developments in global financial markets and economics, with a focus on the Australia markets; including the views expressed by the BlackRock Investment Institute research. Actively chip in to the Models and MASS global macro and market discussions.
Use BlackRock’s infrastructure and global standard methodology to help build and maintain a robust research-investment process in Sydney.
Support the development of new products and solutions from inception to launch.
Assist with investment commentary and promotion of MASS funds and mandates.
Build partnerships and strong working relationships with internal collaborators.

Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree crucial, and Postgraduate degree/CFA holder preferred.
Proven experience related to portfolio management and/or investment research.
Relevant regulatory licenses, or willingness to sit for them.
Solid knowledge of quantitative finance theory and investment processes.
Creativity and capability to move ideas to implementable investment insights.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Solid programming skills, Python language preferred; familiarity with investment tools such as Bloomberg.
Must possess a strong work ethic, must be a great teammate and have a sense of prioritization.

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 | | Instagram: @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock | LinkedIn:

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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