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Director, Head of Institutional Strategies & Solutions, Multi-Asset Solutions, APAC/Hong Kong
October 14, 2020
About this role
BlackRock's Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions (MASS) group provides investment strategies and solutions that employ sophisticated asset allocation, rigorous risk management, and extensive research to deliver specific outcomes tailored to client needs. MASS includes specialized capabilities in areas of tactical asset allocation, multi-asset income funds, target return, target date and target risk strategies, as well as customized multi-asset portfolio solutions. Our platform is delivered through state-of-the-art portfolio construction and asset allocation tools and methodologies to optimally assemble portfolios using index, factor and alpha sources to effectively deliver client-specific investment outcomes. Our team of over 300 multi-asset investment professionals manages a range of pooled vehicles, model portfolios, and customized mandates for a diversified client base. Currently, MASS manages over $500 billion in assets and has a strong presence in San Francisco, New York, Princeton, London and throughout Asia Pacific.
MASS is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce regardless of race, national origin, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, or religion or belief. We are passionate about creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees are valued and respected. Consistent with our diverse client base, we recognize the benefit that diverse teams bring to the success of our business.
We are currently recruiting for a Head of Institutional Strategies & Solutions to represent the full Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions platform to Official Institutions Group (OIG), Insurance (general account), Pension and other institutional clients across the Asia-ex Japan region, while helping to coordinate our broader Institutional efforts in APAC. In this role, this individual will be responsible for representing the full breadth of capabilities across our MASS platform to institutional clients, with a particular emphasis on leading our product strategy efforts in APAC for our Global Tactical Asset Allocation Team (GTAA), OCIO and Portfolio Solutions, Diversified Strategies Group, and other institutionally relevant multi-asset strategies and solutions. Working across our robust platform of strategies and outcomes allows for a more solutions-based approach to our discussions with these client segments, who are demanding increasing levels of portfolio customization and complexity.
Product/Platform Strategy: Operate as the Lead Platform Strategist for BlackRock's Multi Asset Strategies & Solutions business across Institutional client segments. In this role, serve as the Lead APAC product strategist for the Global Tactical Asset Allocation team (GTAA), while maintaining engagement with the multi-asset platform's broader capabilities.
Work directly with clients: Lead client calls and communications as subject matter expert on mandate details. Provide insight on market events, performance, positioning and outlook, while working closely with other members of the team to drive forward creative and convincing product strategy materials. Communicate implementation plans to clients and internal teams through written and verbal communications; be responsible for resolving client requests regarding operational and data aspects by leveraging internal operational experts.
Client engagement: Proactively develop a network of relationships with the goal of developing a deep understanding of both internal & external client requirements to aid with strong commercialization of the multi-asset platform. Pursue new business opportunities and take a solutions-based approach to delivering the best solution across BlackRock's wide range of multi asset capabilities. Significant role in client acquisition, and ongoing client responsibility.
Drive commercial decision making : Accountable for delivering the regional commercial targets for the segment. Contribute directly to local mandate pricing decisions by analyzing complexity and representing ongoing client servicing considerations in pricing discussions. Demonstrate a strategic mind-set for delivering on the longer-term commercial ambitions of the Multi-Asset group.
One BlackRock: Actively demonstrate our 'One BlackRock' principles working as an effective partner across our APAC and Global Multi-Asset Strategies & Portfolio Solutions teams, as well as the client business and local support teams.
Experience & Qualifications:
Deep client knowledge and a proven track record in the design, advising and management of multi-asset solutions for clients in the Asia region with a focus on the institutional segment
Deep understanding of capital markets, with particular focus on areas of portfolio construction and asset allocation
5+ years investment experience in working in multi-asset strategies
10+ years of broader investment experience
Proven ability to work effectively in a "networked" structure that leverages multiple 'Centers of Excellence' and experts
Excellent communication skills in writing, speech and presentation; capable of connecting with multiple audiences and articulating lines of reasoning - good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (preferred)
Exceptional organizational and project management skills; inclination for process design, able to manage various projects simultaneously and remain calm under pressure
Proven experience managing multiple stakeholders and ability to work dynamically across a global platform
CFA, FRM, CAIA or equivalent qualifications (or progress toward) desired
Degree holder or above in Finance, Investment or related discipline
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.
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, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
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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.