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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. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world's capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
The Projects & Engineering group within Tech & Ops Client Data Services is responsible for the ongoing tactical and strategic development of process improvements and migration of accounts onto existing and newly developed Aladdin Platforms spanning Client Invoicing Services, Client Reporting and Client Portfolio Data.
This position is within the engineering side of the team who opportunistically takes on projects large and small based on overall value; projects generally rely on automation, process and team re-engineering and/or standardization to improve the overall work experience for the team and technical footprint of our production processes. The team is currently focused on re-engineering the client experience by expanding our data sourcing capabilities, continuing to adapt reporting to fit the ever-changing needs of the industry and centralizing our distribution platforms.
Team members generally gain a broad understanding of BlackRock's asset and risk management business and experience in project management and automation. This role is focussed on the calculation of transaction costs for client portfolios in order to adhere to industry regulatory requirements. Our team takes inputs from various sources including trades on client portfolios and fund accounting feeds of costs/charges on funds, then runs calculations to aggregate costs and present them for use in downstream client regulatory reporting. The role includes liaison with many partner groups to ensure accurate transaction costs are provided to clients. Furthermore, our team are at the early stage of project managing ("Aladdinizing") this process from a manual to a fully automated operation on Aladdin, BlackRock's investment management platform.
High level: Perform calculations and generate regulatory transaction costs. Quality control check the numbers produced each period. Liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders as needed. Participate in project to "Aladdinize" the production of transaction costs.
Provide solutions, improvement recommendations and documentation to enhance processes.
Perform regular quality checks on output data.
Provide rapid response to inquiries from business users.
Continuously explore opportunities to improve quality assurance and enhance process automation.
Respond to the ever changing regulatory landscape.
Work across multiple teams in a high visibility role and own the solution end-to-end.
Enthusiasm to develop a career in Technology/Finance.
2+ years' work experience in Financial Services, the FinTech industry or with Asset Management system platforms is desirable.
Strong analytical, creative, problem-solving and organisational skills in coping with multiple threads and deadlines.
Great teammate, open, a pleasure to work with and relentlessly positive in a group dynamic.
Proactive and solution oriented.
Inquisitive, passion for learning and acquiring new knowledge.
Ability to clearly communicate objectives across a range of stakeholders and to articulate the rationale behind those goals.
Knowledge of technical solutions and coding languages such as SQL, Python and VBA are a plus, but can be learned on the job.
Financial services knowledge, including Asset Management investment products such as equities and bonds beneficial
Understanding of Regulatory Reporting and/or Aladdin a plus.
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 December 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $7.43 trillion in assets on behalfof investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @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.