Associate, Product Strategy (iShares) - San Francisco, CA
Description About this role
Elevate your career by joining the world's largest asset manager! Thrive in an environment that fosters positive relationships and recognizes outstanding performance! We know you want to feel valued every single day and be recognized for your contribution. At BlackRock, we strive to empower our employees and effectively engage your involvement in our success.
BlackRock's Global Fixed Income platform manages over than $1.8 trillion in fixed income assets across index, ETF, fundamental and model-based strategies. The platform offers fixed income investors one of the industry's broadest array of passive and active investment choices, providing access to our skilled portfolio management teams, offering deep market expertise, and industry leading risk management systems. BlackRock managed over $650 bn of fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Fixed Income Product Strategy is responsible for offering clients and prospects connectivity to the portfolio managers. Critical to the success of the Product Strategy function is the maintenance of strong relationships with the Retail Sales, Institutional Sales and, Manager Research teams, which are responsible for managing and developing BlackRock's client and consultant relationships.
The iShares Fixed Income Product Strategy team is responsible for helping to drive the commercialization, thought leadership and product innovation enhancement of iShares fixed income ETFs. The team interfaces with the portfolio management teams, relationship managers and end investors. The Associate will be responsible for helping drive the growth of the iShares Fixed Income ETF business and through engagement with internal sales teams and clients. The Associate will update investment content and product, market and business-related materials. The Associate will work closely with portfolio managers, other product strategists, and our internal sales teams daily, and will be essential to handling a wide range of requests.
Through this role the Associate will gain familiarity with the investment process and portfolio construction across our product range, the markets that we participate in and shape how we go to market across various products. In addition, Associate will work with our internal partners to develop new products and customized solutions for clients. Job Purpose/Background:
The iShares Fixed Income Strategy Team is looking for an Associate to act as a support the iShares fixed income ETF business. Key Responsibilities:
- Provide ongoing business support as directed for the Senior Product Strategists on the team in the pursuit of strategy and business growth
- Develop and oversee the maintenance of marketing materials
- Coordinate with internal sales teams, marketing, legal & compliance, operations, risk and portfolio analytics teams regarding ad-hoc client inquiries and client investment due diligence requests
- Conduct research in new product development with a focus on supporting the broader iShares Product Innovation team
- BA/BS required; CFA participation preferred
- 2-5 years prior experience in product strategy, portfolio management, or sales
- Fixed income / ETF / or investment knowledge preferred
- Strong analytical, communication, writing, and presentation skills
- Attention to detail and a sense of urgency around deadlines
- Proficient in Excel, with ability to manipulate data in a spreadsheet
- Proficient in PowerPoint, with ability to create and edit marketing slides
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. About BlackRock
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.
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