BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental, quantitative and alternative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
Business Unit Overview:
BlackRock’s ETFs and Index Investments (EII) team manages more than $3.2 trillion in global index equity assets across Global Developed Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities and REITs. The group offers index equity investors one of the industry's broadest arrays of investment choices. Our clients include corporate pension plans, public pension plans, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors.
This person will be a key member of the iShares Trading & Markets team within ETF and Index Investment (EII) Global Markets. The Trading & Markets team focuses on protecting and growing iShares primary and secondary market trading, on behalf of its clients.
Acting as an interface between external trading firms, market infrastructure and portfolio management, this team member will require outstanding collaborative skills and the ability to partner with a broad range of stakeholders. This person will be accountable for analyzing and understanding the technical nuances of ETF trading, spanning all asset classes. Protecting the primary market platform through risk management is a core function of the role; this person will be required to lead the team in responding to a broad range of market events and disruptions, requiring the ability to operate and show sound judgement whilst under pressure.
In addition, the candidate will contribute to the maintenance and prioritization pipeline for the businesses’ risk management/ trading market quality platform, hence project management skills are equally critical.
Be an ETF trading subject matter expert and demonstrate in-depth product knowledge to promote efficient ETF trading and differentiate iShares from competitor funds and other investment vehicles.
Collaborate with external market makers and the equity exchanges, grow those relationships, and collectively drive strategies which can improve ETF trading efficiency.
Partner with internal stakeholders including product development teams and portfolio managers to implement product design and trading process improvements.
Partner with technology teams and global colleagues to manage a technology pipeline and test and implement key enhancements to our market quality platform.
Support sales teams by presenting to institutional clients on the firm’s differentiating risk management/market quality function.
Collect, analyze and extract meaning from ETF trading data in an effort to produce relevant content and drive inflow.
Monitor articles, white papers, and blogs that highlight potential issues with ETFs and help to coordinate the proper response, ensuring consistency with our global message.
Skills and Qualifications:
BA / BS in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or similar field.
ETF trading or equity exchange experience is desirable.
Series 7 and 63 required (may be obtained post-hire)
In-depth experience in ETF and/or equity derivatives trading and overall knowledge of the Exchange Traded Product marketplace.
Strong financial analysis skills with a passion/interest for investments.
Able to multi-task and work effectively at various levels of an organization.
Experience working on or leading strategic project teams.
Writing and editorial skills combined with interpersonal and communication skills.
Resourceful, proactive and able to prioritize and navigate in a fast-paced team oriented environment.
Skillful in working with Microsoft Office and Bloomberg.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa. For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at www.blackrock.com | Twitter: @blackrock_news | Blog: www.blackrockblog.com | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock