Associate, Portfolio Management Support

  • Not Specified
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 19 Aug 18 2018-08-19

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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:

The Alternative Solutions Group (“ASG”) is seeking an Associate based in London to support the investment process and global portfolio managers.

ASG has a flexible mandate to invest across the capital structure and into multiple asset classes within private markets globally. ASG’s investment universe covers the full spectrum of traditional investments, including but not limited to private equity, credit, and real assets, as well as non-traditional assets such as structured finance and special situations, specialty lending and emerging assets. In order to achieve the best outcome, ASG can implement mandates flexibly through direct investments, co-investments, discretionary sleeves or fund investments, in close partnership with the BlackRock Alternative Investors platform.

The candidate must have a passion for fundamentals focused investing, cash flow based valuation, and an appreciation for both absolute and relative value considerations in pricing risk. A multi-asset approach favours an awareness of relative value across both public and private markets and an understanding of idiosyncratic and market based drivers of risk/returns. ASG utilizes Aladdin’s multi-factor risk framework to assess the economic risk of private market portfolios.

ASG’s ambitious growth targets will present opportunities for a self-starter, who would be keen to lead initiatives in portfolio management, business building and client engagement. The position requires a combination of team spirit, intellectual curiosity/ability, and strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

The role will cover primarily investment related functions with some business development and process improvement projects, including but not limited to investment evaluation, risk management, portfolio analysis, thematic research, strategic initiatives, designing portfolio proposals for institutional investors, and marketing support.

Skills & Qualifications:

• The ideal candidate will have work experience in the range of 2-4 years including direct investments, investment research or investment banking or another comparable role in asset management

• Passion for investing with a proactive approach, seeking out opportunities (PA investments may be considered)

• Intellectual curiosity as well as strong analytical, modelling and critical reasoning skills

• Clear articulation of ideas (orally or based on written memos and presentation material) to internal and external audiences

• Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members and investment professionals across the firm

The Alternative Solutions Group (“ASG”) is seeking an Associate based in London to support the investment process and global portfolio managers.

ASG has a flexible mandate to invest across the capital structure and into multiple asset classes within private markets globally. ASG’s investment universe covers the full spectrum of traditional investments, including but not limited to private equity, credit, and real assets, as well as non-traditional assets such as structured finance and special situations, specialty lending and emerging assets. In order to achieve the best outcome, ASG can implement mandates flexibly through direct investments, co-investments, discretionary sleeves or fund investments, in close partnership with the BlackRock Alternative Investors platform.

The candidate must have a passion for fundamentals focused investing, cash flow based valuation, and an appreciation for both absolute and relative value considerations in pricing risk. A multi-asset approach favours an awareness of relative value across both public and private markets and an understanding of idiosyncratic and market based drivers of risk/returns. ASG utilizes Aladdin’s multi-factor risk framework to assess the economic risk of private market portfolios.

ASG’s ambitious growth targets will present opportunities for a self-starter, who would be keen to lead initiatives in portfolio management, business building and client engagement. The position requires a combination of team spirit, intellectual curiosity/ability, and strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

The role will cover primarily investment related functions with some business development and process improvement projects, including but not limited to investment evaluation, risk management, portfolio analysis, thematic research, strategic initiatives, designing portfolio proposals for institutional investors, and marketing support.

Skills & Qualifications:

• The ideal candidate will have work experience in the range of 2-4 years including direct investments, investment research or investment banking or another comparable role in asset management

• Passion for investing with a proactive approach, seeking out opportunities (PA investments may be considered)

• Intellectual curiosity as well as strong analytical, modelling and critical reasoning skills

• Clear articulation of ideas (orally or based on written memos and presentation material) to internal and external audiences

• Ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization and build strong relationships with team members and investment professionals across the firm

• Proven experience in organizing and managing multiple priorities and deadlines

• Excellent academic record

Preferences but not requirements:

• Experience with one or more asset classes

• Knowledge of the Aladdin environment, in particular Portfolio Risk Tools and AnSer

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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.