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Description About this role BlackRock Product Strategy - Platform Strategist - Associate /Analyst
The Credit Product Strategy team is a bridge between investment teams and BlackRock's client teams (and underlying clients). The Associate/Analyst will be responsible for the development, preparation and maintenance of investment content, as well as product, market and business-related materials for BlackRock's Global Credit business. The Associate/Analyst will assist with preparing for client and prospect meetings, including updating presentation materials, portfolio reviews and market updates. The Associate/Analyst will work closely with portfolio managers, credit analysts, other product strategists and internal sales teams on a daily basis, and will be essential to handling a wide range of requests. Through this role the Associate/Analyst will gain familiarity with the investment process and portfolio construction across our product range, the markets that we participate in and how we go to market across various products.
Job Purpose/Background: The New York-based Product Strategy Team is looking for an Associate/Analyst to act as a representative for our credit strategies across public and private credit products. Specifically, the role will focus on the support of our range of credit solutions with a focus on projects for the broader platform.
Work alongside Portfolio Managers, Senior Product Strategists and Investor Relations professionals to deliver a best in class experience for internal stakeholders, prospects and clients
Provide ongoing business support as directed for the Senior Product Strategists on the team in the pursuit of strategy and business growth
Learn about our investment strategies and how each strategy is competitive in the market
Create and maintain marketing materials including presentations, investor guides, fact sheets for all strategies and product offerings and disseminate information and data regarding our funds and products
Write market/investment commentaries for investors, shareholders, current clients and prospects
Gather competitive data, run fund analytics/risk metrics versus our competitors, and draft competitive positioning points for our strategies
Oversee, coordinate and/or participate in updating investor performance reporting
Partner with sales and marketing teams to assist in fund raising efforts and asset retention
Assist with internal projects focused on presenting senior management with business and market updates
Follow capital markets, current events, and investment trends; be able to speak to broad macro themes impacting global markets and the asset management business
Coordinate with internal sales teams as well as marketing, legal & compliance, operations, risk and portfolio analytics teams regarding ongoing fund operations, ad-hoc client inquiries and client investment due diligence requests
Evaluate performance attribution and communicate portfolio performance to internal and external clients
Participate in and lead the completion of RFPs for our credit strategies
BA/BS, CFA designation or participation preferred
1-3 years of total experience with experience in product strategy / development or client facing experience. Fixed income / credit / private credit or alternatives experience preferred.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; be able to understand and clearly articulate sophisticated concepts, ideas, and processes
Detail-oriented, strong project management skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks while adapting to rapidly changing market environments
Experience in creating and maintaining content for marketing materials
Self-starter who can work independently or successfully with a team
Excellent interpersonal skills & ability to coordinate between various groups including product strategy, portfolio management, credit research, retail & institutional distribution, legal & compliance, & other areas
Possess a polished and refined professional disposition
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), with particular proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint material creation and enhancement
Ability to synthesize data from BlackRock's proprietary systems in a way that is easy to understand and relevant for client discussions
Programming language skills are advantageous (e.g. VBA, Python, R)
Our benefits 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 September 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.81 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.
For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock | 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.