BlackRock Credit Product Strategist, Associate | BlackRock in London, United Kingdom
Credit Product Strategist, Associate | BlackRock
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Credit Product Strategist, Associate
Investment Professionals – Investments
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.
About this role
The Global Credit Product Strategy team is responsible for representing our range of credit investment strategies to clients and internal partners. BlackRock’s Global Credit is seeking to hire a product strategist to drive business growth related to our credit products. S/he will be expected to become an expert in leveraged finance demonstrating an ability to understand and effectively communicate detailed investment content to clients, prospects and distribution teams.
Partner with portfolio managers to understand and be able to communicate current market conditions, portfolio performance and the opportunities arising for clients
Attend investment meetings with portfolio managers to stay abreast of investment themes, trades, views and news Create the firm’s response to client and prospect due diligence (RFPs and DDQs)
Monitor competitive universe through regular analysis of key competitors’ current and envisaged products
Create, develop and maintain marketing materials including thought pieces to assist in investor relations and external engagement
Create investor reporting for existing products
Participate in the launch of new funds including the internal approval process, developing legal structures and terms with outside counsel, creating the Fund documentation and liaising closely with distribution in their development of the marketing plan
Support the development of customised solutions for individual clients
Coordinate with internal business teams (Legal, business management, fund admin, operations, risk and portfolio analytics group)
Assist those teams managing roadshows, marketing efforts, sales meetings and prospect lists, etc.
Bachelor's degree from top undergraduate institutions; CFA/CAIA/MBA a plus
Minimum 3 years professional work experience in the financial services sector (sell-side bank, asset management, hedge fund, or private credit/equity); Leveraged Finance industry specific knowledge a plus
Investment and markets background, ideally with experience in sub investment grade credit products.
Ability to develop strong and trusting relationships with both internal and external clients swiftly and effectively.
Team approach – able to coordinate between various groups within a firm
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to understand and clearly articulate sophisticated concepts, ideas, and processes
Strong analytical skills
Results driven individual with a high level of attention to detail.
Must have experience in creating marketing materials
Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint are essential
European languages an advantage
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 www.blackrock.com/corporate | Twitter: @blackrock at https://twitter.com/blackrock | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com at https://www.blackrockblog.com/ | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock .
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