| BlackRock iShares is seeking an individual to join the Smart Beta team, with responsibility for client engagement and internal client segment support for smart beta products and strategies within US Wealth Advisory (USWA). The position is open to seasoned VPs. Successful individuals in this role will act as an expert across the smart beta suite, utilizing their knowledge of smart beta strategies, including, but not limited to having superior knowledge of the academic and empirical research on factor and smart beta investing. This individual will partner with USWA client segments (including RIA, National Accounts, Bank Wealth, Wires, Independents, etc) to support and identify market opportunities and work with sales to support business development initiatives. The position will report to a Senior Strategist/Specialist on the Smart Beta team, and partner with fellow strategists to support iShares client segments. |
Develop and execute on a clear strategy in-line with the broader US iShares business plans Define and position iShares’ competitive advantage; understand smart beta competitive landscape and drivers of growth Study and evaluate industry trends specific to USWA client segments and to ensure the client view is represented in the analysis and evaluation of new product initiatives. Develop and contribute to on-going thought leadership and content materials to position smart beta strategies, improve client understanding and highlight portfolio applications Partner, collaborate and coordinate with the broader BlackRock smart beta/factor investing initiative/leadership where appropriate and relevant. Commercially drive AUM growth through strong partnership with Clients and Sales. Lead client meetings/conference calls to help Sales close new business. Regular travel to attend client meetings, conferences, and to establish strong relationships with internal partners in various BlackRock office locations across the Americas (primary focus on US market) Develop and evolve communication processes that best address the needs of both internal and external clients, including representing smart beta at internal meetings and events Lead the development of product attribution and performance analysis, commentary and competitive positioning for smart beta strategies Partner with home office and due diligence teams to respond to RFP and RFI requests Work with portfolio management teams to complete commentary for fund shareholder materials and documents Provide comprehensive updates and performance reviews to new and existing smart beta clients
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