Aladdin Business, Analytics & Quantitative Solutions - Director

  • Not Specified
  • Tokyo, Tokyo-to, Japan Tokyo Tokyo-to JP
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 18 Aug 18 2018-08-18

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2018, the firm managed approximately $6.3 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

Job Description:

BACKGROUND

BlackRock Inc. is a preeminent global firm, providing investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional and individual investors around the world. BlackRock Solutions (BRS) provides clients with access to the intellectual capital, risk analytics and investment platform used to support BlackRock's asset management business. By combining sophisticated risk analytics and investment systems with capital markets and business process expertise, BlackRock Solutions helps clients address a variety of risk management and investment process challenges.   BlackRock Solutions’ Aladdin® platform is an operating system for investment managers that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single platform to power informed decision-making, effective risk management, efficient trading and operational scale

As markets evolve, Aladdin’s risk management toolset continue to expand. The Analytics and Quantitative  Solutions (AQS) team is critical in helping CIOs, CROs, Portfolio Managers, Risk Managers and other investment professionals stay current on BRS’ latest risk management capabilities relevant to their business function. The Director  within this team will be a key contributor to ensuring that clients are fully leveraging the Aladdin Analytics and Risk Management platform and contributing to thought leadership content for Institutional clients.  Each team member is tasked with understanding market trends along with client needs and proactively offering new and comprehensive solutions by leverage Aladdin platform.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The Analytics and Quantitative Solutions team is actively seeking a Director based out of our Tokyo office to work with APAC business leaders to develop impactful solutions for Aladdin clients across different regions and industries. In addition to that, the person would be required to work with Client Strategists, Financial Modeling and Product teams to evolve our analytics capabilities across Fixed Income, Equity and Alternatives asset classes. The person will be dual reporting into Head of Aladdin Business in Japan and Head of AQS in APAC

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand client objectives, asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment and trading strategies, regulatory requirements and market events to effectively lead strategic analytics projects
  • Develop thorough knowledge of BlackRock’s capabilities, BRS’ products and services for Aladdin clients
  • Conduct and drive research efforts independently in response to market events and industry trends, and influence the strategic enhancement of Aladdin’s analytics platform
  • Drive the development of thought leadership and analytical content for Institutional investors globally across industries and analytical frameworks
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of client portfolios and provide industry-leading solutions using Aladdin tools and models
  • Lead the production of customized presentations for both one-on-one client meetings and large scale conferences
  • Incorporate client insights, motivations and product interests, to deliver investment solutions and persuasive client presentations
  • Represent clients with internal BRS teams to assess priorities and provide clarity on the client’s business motivations
  • Support business growth and client retention within Aladdin Business. Partner with other BlackRock teams in the origination of new business with a specific focus on Japan
  • Keep abreast of the implications of the regulatory, accounting and capital framework on decisions made by clients across industry segments
  • Mentor junior members of BRS team on analytics and industry knowledge

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience in Financial Technology, Consulting or Buy Side firm. Strong subject matter expertise in equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives desirable
  • Academic degree in Business Management, Financial Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science or some other quantitative field of study
  • Strong bi-lingual – Japanese (native), English (fluent)
  • CFA/FRM designation or progress towards CFA/FRM designation is desirable
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients. Demonstrable leadership ability, via effective internal communications, stakeholder management and project management skills
  • Keen interest in financial markets and ability to comprehend the impact of market events
  • Knowledge of various analytics systems/tools and their underlying analytical models is desirable. Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with Excel, VBA and PowerPoint would be a must
  • Experience with scripting, visualization tools, programming languages e.g. R, Python, SAS, VBA and SQL, is desirable
  • Excellent problem solving abilities, and experience understanding complex issues
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, high-intensity global environment. Work well as part of a team with minimal supervision. Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Keen client-focused spirit and willing to take on additional responsibility

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 criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.