Associate/Vice President, Portfolio Management Associate/Vice President, Portfolio Management …

BlackRock
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
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BlackRock
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Associate/Vice President, Portfolio Management
Description

About this role

Job Purpose:

This role will sit within the Fixed Income CorePM team that is responsible for managing Blackrock's Fixed Income portfolios, covering a wide variety of mandate types including systematic and fundamental fixed income funds, active and index funds, exchange traded funds, and Private Credit funds.  The team liaises closely with many areas of Credit and Fixed Income and is responsible for ensuring that Credit and Fixed Income portfolios are managed effectively and in a consistent and risk-controlled manner.

Job Description:

General

  • Manage and support Index and ETF portfolios and partner with fundamental PMs to manage active strategies via top down portfolio construction and bottom up positioning that reflects the platform views whilst taking into account the account level investment objective and restrictions

  • Work with multiple internal teams across platform and portfolio management to build out a best practice for a scalable robust portfolio management investment process

  • Partner with Product Strategists, Client Business and iShares teams to help drive business growth.


VP - China Focus

  • Play a pivotal role in the management and development of our China Bond franchise, partnering with fundamental PMs, research and trading amongst others to drive the ongoing enhancement of the investment process and platform while delivering on investment objectives.


Portfolio Management responsibilities:

General           

  • Maintain and monitor top down portfolio construction and consistency across the platform with the platforms portfolio strategy and views

  • Propose and manage orders by working closely with senior portfolio managers and trading desk.  

  • Invest daily client subscriptions and ensure redemptions are dealt with in an efficient manner.

  • Maintain overall portfolio compliance and organize the resolution of issues with the appropriate individuals.

  • Handle enquiries and resolve issues by escalating matters to relevant parties including operations, compliance and RQA in a timely fashion

  • Produce daily, periodic and ad hoc reporting required by the internal teams

  • Establish strong business relationships with numerous internal teams (BRS, GPAS, Operations, Compliance, Onboarding, Trading, RQA, etc.)

  • Work closely with the team's product specialists on new product/mandate development from conception through to portfolio onboarding

  • Actively contribute to building on desk tools and solutions including optimisation, sampling algorithms and automation to enhance the investment process

  • Monitor portfolio performance and undertake attribution analysis as required


VP - China Focus

  • Participate in working groups as expert on China Bond Investing

  • Have ownership of investment process and proactively engage with internal teams on process and platform improvements  


Knowledge/Experience:

       General

  • Strong knowledge of the financial markets, with familiarity in fixed income products and investing.

  • Understanding of derivatives in FX, Rates and Credit markets (Options, IRS, CDS, etc.). Knowledge of fixed income and FX hedging instruments in APAC local currency markets

  • Knowledge of and experience managing Credit and Rates portfolios

  • Knowledge of Aladdin tools, particularly Portfolio Construction, RACE, Tableau, Portfolio Monitor, PRISM and Aladdin Dashboard preferable.

  • Excellent quantitative skills; proficient with Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg experience a plus.

  • Strong process-oriented background including introduction of controls & procedures.  Able to demonstrate keen awareness of Operational risk issues.

  • Experience in training and helping to manage junior personnel


VP - China Focus

  • Experience with onshore China credit market within portfolio management, trading or similar capacity.

  • Deep understanding of Chinese Onshore Bond markets and local market practices including familiarity with key China onshore market participants.


Key Skills and Characteristics:

  • Language: Native level English, Mandarin fluency required for VP China focused role, Other local languages a benefit

  • Self-Directed: Ability to work autonomously, dynamically problem solve and effectively prioritise multiple tasks across a range of disciplines including portfolio management, process building, and business development.

  • Technology minded: Ability to assess and leverage technology both internal BlackRock and third-party tools to support a scalable robust portfolio management investment process

    Proficiency in Python programming language strongly preferred 

  • Strong Communication skills: Effective communicator with ability to manage multiple stakeholders across function and location.

  • Governance minded. Strong focus on compliance and regulatory risk with ability to assess and impact of regulatory changes on business model. Engage with appropriate regulatory bodies, market groups, internal government relations teams on consultations around regulatory matters.

  • Perseverance:  Ability to work within a changing and at times challenging environment, comfort with ambiguity and ability to drive solutions.

  • Demonstrated planning and organization skills and the proven ability to work efficiently under pressure.  Ability to work with challenging situations in a mature manner.


Our benefits

To help you stay energized, engaged and inspired, we offer a wide range of benefits including a strong retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive healthcare, support for working parents and Flexible Time Off (FTO) so you can relax, recharge and be there for the people you care about.

About BlackRock

At BlackRock, we are all connected by one mission: to help more and more people experience financial well-being. Our clients, and the people they serve, are saving for retirement, paying for their children's educations, buying homes and starting businesses. Their investments also help to strengthen the global economy: support businesses small and large; finance infrastructure projects that connect and power cities; and facilitate innovations that drive progress.

This mission would not be possible without our smartest investment - the one we make in our employees. It's why we're dedicated to creating an environment where our colleagues feel welcomed, valued and supported with networks, benefits and development opportunities to help them thrive.

For additional information on BlackRock, please visit careers.blackrock.com |  www.blackrock.com/corporate  | Instagram:  @blackrock | Twitter: @blackrock  | LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock

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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