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Associate, Equity Manager Research

Associate, Equity Manager Research
London, GB
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About this role

Your team: Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions

BlackRock’s Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) team 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 detailed investment outcomes and innovative alpha insights. Our team of 350+ multi- asset investment professionals construct 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 handles over $900 billion in assets and has a strong presence in the Americas, EMEA and throughout Asia Pacific.

Within MASS, Manager Research evaluates investment strategies for multi- manager client portfolios, working closely with portfolio managers across client segments and asset managers globally.

Your responsibilities

  • Independently and in teams, research and evaluate investment opportunities and strategies with a focus on public equity strategies

  • Make well-researched recommendations on asset class opportunities and identify investment managers best able to complete these

  • Work closely with BlackRock multi-manager investments teams in anticipating demand for investment strategies, make allocation recommendations

  • Active ownership of recommended investment strategies and the relationship with the respective investment managers

  • Participate in the design and ongoing management of portfolios with well-researched proposals for strategic investments

  • Document research findings from initial due diligence and ongoing monitoring

  • Regularly prepare reports summarizing manager performance and portfolio positioning

  • Stay up to date about products and trends in the investment management industry

  • Work with Manager Research colleagues and Leadership to line up and implement research pipeline

  • Represent BlackRock and Manager Research in client meetings and to the investment industry

  • Contribute to the evolution of our Manager Research processes by proactively suggesting and developing new research techniques

You have…

  • Demonstrated experience and success in conducting investment research on asset managers that provide equity strategies

  • Strong cross team and firm relationship building skills, capable of adapting style of communication to the audience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, mathematics/statistics, or a related field or a demonstrable interest in investments and/or finance,

  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CFA/IFA) or is willing to study towards one

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills,

  • Outstanding analytical capabilities, which form an important part of our research process

  • Ability to travel if required, to destinations globally

  • Ability to work independently, while also acting collaboratively as a great team member in our world-wide team

  • Experience working in a global envi r onment

  • Ability to independently manage your own schedule to support a global business model.

Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including: retirement investment and tools designed to help you in building a sound financial future; access to education reimbursement; comprehensive resources to support your physical health and emotional well- being; family support programs; 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 hybrid work model is designed to enable a culture of collaboration and apprenticeship that enriches the experience of our employees, while supporting flexibility for all. Employees are currently required to work at least 4 days in the office per week, with the flexibility to work from home 1 day a week. Some business groups may require more time in the office due to their roles and responsibilities. We remain focused on increasing the impactful moments that arise when we work together in person – aligned with our commitment to performance and innovation. As a new joiner, you can count on this hybrid model to accelerate your learning and onboarding experience here at BlackRock.

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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