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BlackRock Vice President, iShares COO & Strategy - Hong Kong | BlackRock in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Vice President, iShares COO & Strategy - Hong Kong | BlackRock

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Vice President, iShares COO & Strategy – Hong Kong

Hong Kong, HK

Business Management & Strategy

About BlackRock

BlackRock’s business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We are committed to our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That’s why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

Job description


About this role

BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) is a leading publicly traded investment management firm. Clients trust BlackRock to manage more than $6 trillion dollars, more money than any other investment firm in the world. With approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries, BlackRock provides a broad range of investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients worldwide and is a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.

BlackRock’s diverse platform of active and index investment strategies across asset classes enables the firm to tailor investment outcomes and asset allocation solutions for clients. Product offerings include single- and multi-asset class portfolios investing in equities, fixed income, alternatives and money market instruments.

Products are offered directly and through intermediaries in a variety of vehicles, including open-end and closed end mutual funds, iShares® exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), separate accounts, collective investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers the BlackRock Solutions® investment and risk management technology platform, Aladdin®, risk analytics and advisory services and solutions to a broad base of institutional investors.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock at | Blog: | LinkedIn: .

Business Unit Overview:

BlackRock’s ETFs and Index Investments (EII) team manages more than $4 trillion in global passive equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs. This includes BlackRock’s iShares product line, the leading provider of ETFs in the world, with over $2 trillion in assets under management. With a global footprint, strong client orientation and an innovative product range, iShares was the industry’s number one in flows in 2017 with $245 billion, a 19% organic asset growth and flow market share of 36%. iShares operates over 800 ETFs, the broadest range of ETF investment options, offering exposure to virtually the entire investable universe, from the most essential to the deepest niche; and our funds are equally accessible to institutions, advisers and individuals. Product lines provide efficient exposure across equities, fixed income, real estate and commodities, as well as strategies such as smart beta and sustainable investing.

The Index and ETF Investments Business also oversees over $2 trillion in Index Equity funds (mutual funds, pooled funds, segregated mandates) and offers index equity investors the industry's broadest array of investment choices. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.

Role Overview:

The Strategy and business management role is part of the COO and Strategy team in the EII APAC business. This is a broad role in terms of both content and function, being a combination of strategy development, project-based work focused on specific initiatives as well as ongoing support to the EII APAC management team.

The role requires an individual to lead the development and execution of high priority projects and business initiatives for the EII APAC business, driving analytics and synthesizing findings to inform overall strategy. The position requires strong collaboration with the whole of the EII APAC team (across Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney) as well as key internal BlackRock partners and stakeholders (across APAC and globally) to successfully implement projects or business initiatives. The role is based in Hong Kong, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer for APAC EII.

Key Responsibilities:

Business Strategy

  • Drive market or channel/ segment distribution strategy

  • Lead market sizing and opportunity assessment to develop execution plans in the region

  • Market and competitor landscape surveillance

  • Help shape regulatory agenda and develop plans to engage with relevant external bodies

  • Create materials to communicate strategic plans to senior management across the region and globally

Business Management

  • Design and implement management information tools pertaining to profitability and efficiency of business

  • Act as central repository for market and business information

  • Coordinate all aspects of financial planning, forecasting and reporting

  • Support management team on a range of ad hoc business and other issues

Execution of cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Lead and drive key strategic projects or key business initiatives from project inception to execution and completion

  • Assess key operational procedures, core capabilities, regulatory risks to identify potential issues and develop and execute projects and initiatives accordingly

Global Coordination

  • Lead the region’s Aladdin & Technology initiatives to implement and improve the CRM platform

  • Partner with Finance, Strategy and Human Resources to produce annual revenue and expense plans and forecasts

  • Work with the Risk and Business Operations teams to ensure the development and maintenance of an appropriate controls environment

Experience and Qualifications Required:

  • Skills/Capabilities

  • Demonstrated experience leading, implementing and articulating business strategy

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills: able to gather and synthesize information, draw conclusions and summarize issues for an executive audience

  • Strong stakeholder management; excellent communication & influencing skills

  • A collaborative team player, confident to work with people of all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to work and deliver results with limited oversight

  • High level of self-motivation and good business judgment

  • High degree of proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong knowledge of the region, its markets and institutions is a plus

  • Knowledge of ETFs and Index products is desirable

  • Experience leading project teams is beneficial

  • Excellent written and oral English required, Mandarin ideal

  • Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience / expertise working in professional or financial services firm (law, finance, consulting, banking, investment management) is required

  • Personal Qualities

  • Leadership abilities

  • Collaborative, team player

  • Adaptable & resilient

  • Culturally attuned

  • Committed & energetic

  • Decisive, able to operate independently

  • High personal and professional integrity

  • Highly curious

  • Confident challenging the status quo

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 June 30, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.84 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit | Twitter: @blackrock at | Blog: at | LinkedIn: .

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.

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Team background

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