Associate, Multi Asset Strategies and Solutions

Gurgaon, India
02 Dec 2022
24 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

About this role

Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of experienced, ambitious people who are taking on some of the world's most complex financial challenges. And our founder-led culture has maintained its entrepreneurial feel - we work hard, we work fast, and we work with purpose.

BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) business is the investment group at the heart of BlackRock's portfolio construction, asset allocation, and active management ecosystem. MASS draws on the full toolkit of index, factor, and alpha-seeking investment capabilities to deliver precise investment outcomes and innovative alpha insights. Our team of 300+ multi-asset investment professionals constructs active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions across a wide spectrum of commingled funds, separate accounts, model portfolios, and outsourcing solutions in the wealth and institutional channels. Currently, MASS manages over $1 trillion in assets and has a strong global presence.

Team Overview:

The Endowments, Foundations and Healthcare (EF&H) team within the MASS business constructs and manages active asset allocation strategies and whole portfolio solutions using Blackrock and third-party managers across public and private markets. The team manages approximately $10billion in client AUM for Endowments, Foundations and Healthcare clients across the U.S. Our investment decisions harness the collective insights of our +2,000 investors on the ground in virtually every established investable market. In addition, our team incorporates sustainability as an integral part of how we invest, integrating ESG within our capital market assumptions and throughout our investment process.

Role Description, Responsibilities & Qualifications:

The team is looking for a motivated individual that will play a key role in our investment mandates by owning and supporting many of the client servicing elements involved in new and existing business. You will be encouraged to contribute to portfolio management, research & analysis, and find ways to improve efficiency and timeliness of internal and client materials. This is a great opportunity for a self-starter and a resourceful problem-solver to be part of a dynamic team and get exposure to multi-asset investing by working closely with senior Client CIOs, research analysts, institutional account managers and end clients.

  • Support inquiries for current and prospective clients, including the ability to develop/modify financial models to provide responses derived from analytical insights
  • Knowledge of capital market investments (i.e., understanding of Fixed Income, Equities and alternatives); background in portfolio construction, asset allocation or multi-asset investing.
  • Knowledge of statistics and econometric techniques applicable in investing
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speech especially the ability to articulate abstract and complex ideas in simple language, connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication in real time.
  • Contribute to business growth playing a prominent role in the RFP and new business development process
  • Familiarity with the "OCIO" or Outsourced CIO business model, market and industry.
  • Own internal processes (e.g. updating performance track records, on-going market commentary, supervising client reporting) and finding ways to improve efficiency and timeliness of output
  • Engage with internal teams throughout BlackRock to create and implement scaled Aladdin-based technology solutions to address investment and reporting challenges
  • Contribute to new product design, as well as the enhancement of existing product offerings and servicing
  • Participate in the broader MASS investment research ecosystem
  • Build and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the full suite of solutions offered by BlackRock and third-party managers across public and private markets
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of the broader themes, trends, and competitive landscape within the US institutional client universe
  • Develop and maintain strong partnership with the Institutional Client Business Group and the Global Consultant Relations teams who are primarily responsible for managing and developing BlackRock's client and consulting relationships

  • Degree or higher-level qualification and demonstrated record of academic achievement.
  • 3+ years of asset management experience, preferably across multiple asset classes and investment fields.
  • Desire to help build a business and willingness to be involved in all aspects of business growth initiatives.
  • Familiarity with a wide array of institutional investment products and strategies
  • Experience preparing responses to complex RFIs and RFPs is beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills in writing and speech; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and adapting style of communication in real time.
  • Team player with a high level of self-motivation, ownership and initiative.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills; strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Achievement of CFA, FRM or equivalent qualifications (or progress towards) encouraged.
  • Strong expertise in Excel, coding languages and analytics softwares (Python, VBA, etc.) is preferable.

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 model

BlackRock's current hybrid work model is designed to enable in-person connections and collaboration that is core to our culture, while supporting increased flexibility for all employees. In line with local health guidance and regulations, employees are required to work at least 3 days in the office each week, with the flexibility to work from home up to 2 days a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. 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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