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BlackRock is one of the world's preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. 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 December 31, 2018, the firm managed approximately $5.98 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
Global Fixed Income
BlackRock's Global Fixed Income (GFI) platform brings together distinct, yet complementary businesses under one global structure. With over 400 investment professionals across the Americas, APAC and EMEA, and with a combined $2 trillion of AUM, Global Fixed Income draws on a depth of expertise and experience to provide clients with the most comprehensive and diverse investment strategies in the market today.
Across our Fundamental, Global Credit, Municipal, Model Based and Beta investment groups, we have many world class teams and products, covering both active and passive strategies. Each of our investment teams are responsible for delivering performance and continuing to evolve and improve their investment process so that future performance can be delivered.
The Liability Driven Investment (LDI) business is a distinct part of Global Fixed Income which leverages the breadth and depth of the entire fixed income platform when delivering solutions for our clients. BlackRock has been managing LDI mandates for over 20 years in the EMEA region. Since taking-on our first mandates in 1995, the business has grown to 266 LDI clients with $343bn1 AUM.
Who we are
The Client Portfolio Management team is responsible for the design, development and support of LDI solutions to institutional investors. The team is also the primary contact point for clients and consultants on all matters related to the LDI mandate.
The team works closely with two partner teams within the LDI department:
Core Portfolio Management – responsible for trade construction, implementation and on-going management of LDI portfolios.
Alpha Portfolio Management - this team is responsible for the performance of all active mandates managed by the team as well as driving the investment research process.
What you will be doing
The Client Portfolio Manager plays a lead role in designing and implementing LDI strategies for our UK clients. Specific responsibilities include:
Engagement with existing and prospective clients to identify the investment challenges they face, and to understand their goals and objectives;
Designing solutions using BlackRock's analytical toolset and market views;
Preparing legal documentation and facilitating the agreed investment strategy;
Providing ongoing technical support to the client with respect to the mandate (i.e. training, delivering mandate and market updates, resolving client requests);
Preparing client materials and articulating to clients;
Contributing to idea generation and thought leadership tailored for LDI clients and prospects;
Working in partnership with internal stakeholders across the organisation to achieve the above.
We are looking for people who are
Accountable: You feel personal ownership for the work you do and an aspiration to be better
Client-centric: You orientate around the clients needs and put them first
Empathetic: You have an ability to "put yourself in others' shoes"
Finishers: You drive things to completion
Adherers: You follow processes and seek ways to improve them
Intellectual: You want to outsmart the problem
What you should have
5-10 years of LDI or relevant experience (ideally asset management or consulting)
Excellent communication skills in writing and verbally; capable of explaining complex concepts in simple terms
Experience working with institutional pension fund or insurance clients
Strong technical, product and market knowledge across the fixed income universe
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
High level of self-motivation, ownership and initiative
Excellent organisational and project management skills
Diligence and a process and control mindset
Be recognised as a team player
BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. 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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | 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.
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
Internal Number: 6244257
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