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The Alternative Solutions Group ("ASG") is seeking a Vice President based in New York to support the investment process and ASG's portfolio management team. ASG has a flexible mandate to invest across the capital structure and into multiple asset classes across private markets globally. ASG's investment universe covers the full spectrum of traditional investments, including but not limited to private equity, credit, and real assets, as well as non-traditional assets such as structured finance and special situations, specialty lending and emerging asset classes. The candidate should have a passion for fundamentals focused investing, cash flow based valuation, and an appreciation for both absolute and relative value considerations in pricing risk. A multi-asset approach favors an awareness of relative value across both public and private markets and an understanding of idiosyncratic and market based drivers of risk/returns. ASG utilizes Aladdin's multi-factor risk framework to assess the economic risk of private market portfolios.
ASG currently manages $6+ billion in assets (including capital commitments) and the business' ambitious growth targets will present opportunities for a self-starter, who would be keen to lead initiatives in portfolio management, business building and client engagement. The position requires a combination of team spirit, intellectual curiosity / ability, and strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. The role will cover primarily investment related functions with some business development and process improvement projects, including, but not limited to, investment evaluation, risk management, portfolio analysis, thematic research, strategic initiatives, designing portfolio proposals for institutional investors, and marketing support.
Skills & Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience of 4+ years including direct investments (experience in alternatives is additive but not required), investment research or investment banking or another comparable role in asset management
Passion for investing with a proactive approach, seeking out opportunities (PA investments may be considered)
Intellectual curiosity as well as strong analytical, quantitative / modelling and critical reasoning skills
Clear articulation of ideas (orally or based on written memos and presentation material) to internal and external audiences
Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members and investment professionals across the firm
Proven experience in organizing and managing multiple priorities and deadlines
Excellent academic record
Preferences but not Requirements:
Prior experience with one or more specific asset classes
Knowledge of the Aladdin environment, in particular Portfolio Risk Tools and AnSer (for BLK internal candidates)
MBA or CFA preferred but not required
Experience with alternative investments preferred
BlackRock helps 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 important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/us/individual | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
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