Product Strategy Analyst, Active Equities Product Strategy Analyst, Active Equities …

in Budapest, Budapest fovaros, Hungary
Permanent, Full time
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in Budapest, Budapest fovaros, Hungary
Permanent, Full time
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Product Strategy Analyst, Active Equities

About this role

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 thorough fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing out-performance 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.


At BlackRock we are building something great in Budapest, our new global technology and innovation hub, where we are shaping our culture in which challenge, development and innovation happen every day. Our mission as an organisation is to create a better financial future for our clients and BlackRock Budapest enables this through a relentless aim to make ourselves and our communities better. We are a diverse bunch of people who like to analyse, reinvent, and improve how we work, all in the pursuit of a better experience for our colleagues and clients. We offer the excitement of an energetic office with the security of a global, leading organization, where you will find innovation and inclusion are our competitive advantages. There are limitless problems to solve and opportunities for learning and development, alongside a team of clever and caring colleagues. Our culture is one of respect, challenge and stretch and we expect and value feedback. We believe that people reach their best potential when the different facets of their home, work and community are all cared about. We have a fun, fast paced work environment located in cutting edge facilities, with competitive and innovative benefits, and the ability to define your role, pursue your aspirations and shape your future within Hungary and beyond.

Product Strategy

We are growing the Product Strategy Platform in Budapest for our Equity franchise that plays a central role in offering clients and prospects connectivity to and information on the investment process ensuring an outstanding client experience. This team is responsible for a wide range of activities, including but not limited to maintaining fund data and analytics as well as production of marketing collateral and client reports. We seek an Analyst to join the Systematic Active Equity team.

Systematic Active Equity

Systematic Active Equity (SAE) is part of BlackRock's Systematic Investments Group alongside Systematic Fixed Income (SFI) and the Factor Based Strategies Group (FBSG). The tie that binds the approaches is a powerful combination of human insight and innovative technologies. Our systematic active equity team brings together a group of experienced investment professionals with diverse backgrounds spanning academia, data science finance and economics. For our clients, that results in a robust process backed by approximately 80 dedicated investment professionals supported by highly qualified researchers and strategists.

Role profile

Key Responsibilities:
  • Be part of a global team and work with colleagues in New York, San Francisco and London daily
  • Closely follow global markets and be up to date on events and movements
  • Perform analyses to help position funds/strategies
  • Prepare and maintain product pitchbooks, portfolio review decks and other marketing collateral, ensuring these meet compliance practices
  • Build and support recurring reporting templates using BlackRock technology
  • Assist with ad hoc requests (e.g. performance analytics / attribution, bespoke reporting)
  • Build and maintain database reports (Bloomberg, Morningstar, eVestment, FactSet)
  • Maintain and send daily internal reports (fund daily performance, etc.)
  • Update DDQs and RFPs with product and strategy level information
  • Help enhance existing processes with new insights/automation and developing standard methodologies across the global Product Strategy platform
  • Support and investigate technology and process options to scale and automate routine client service activities
  • Collaborate closely with other Product Strategy teams

We are looking for people who are:
  • Able to thrive in a culture of excellence, innovation, communication, and accountability, where all members of the team are motivated to go above and beyond, and think globally and creatively
  • Constantly seeking better ways to do things and challenge the status quo
  • Collaborative and who value and respect input from others
  • Able to work under tight deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Flexible and adaptable to succeed in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Organized with a hands-on approach and a 'can-do' attitude
  • Understand the risk environment within the department - promote risk awareness, assessment, and control

You should have:
  • BA/BS degree with quantitative, finance or economics disciplines preferred
  • CFA, IMC and/or FRM or a desire to pursue these is welcome
  • 0-2 years of professional experience
  • Desire to learn about the Investment Management industry
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is crucial
  • Strong attention to detail, a sense of urgency around deadlines and an ability to multitask
  • High proficiency in Excel, with ability to manipulate data in a spreadsheet - knowledge of VBA is a plus
  • Basic level of experience with Python, or strong desire to learn it as you will use it regularly
  • Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint, with ability to create appealing slides for clients/investors
  • Analytical ability to synthesize information and summarize issues to efficiently combine outputs from different sources of technology/systems

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, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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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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