Vice President – Analytics & Quantitative Solutions

  • Not Specified
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • BlackRock
  • 13 Dec 17 2017-12-13

Purpose and Scope The Analytics and Quantitative Solutions team is actively seeking a Vice President based out of our Singapore office to work with APAC business leaders to develop impactful solutions for Aladdin clients across different regions and industries. In addition to that, the person

Purpose and Scope

The Analytics and Quantitative Solutions team is actively seeking a Vice President based out of our Singapore office to work with APAC business leaders to develop impactful solutions for Aladdin clients across different regions and industries. In addition to that, the person would be required to work with Client Strategists, Financial Modeling and Product teams to evolve our analytics capabilities across Fixed Income, Equity and Alternatives asset classes.
 
Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Understand client objectives, asset allocation, portfolio construction, investment and trading strategies, regulatory requirements and market events to effectively manage strategic analytics projects
  • Develop thorough knowledge of BlackRock’s capabilities, BRS products and services for Aladdin clients
  • Conduct and drive research efforts in response to market events and industry trends, and influence the strategic enhancement of Aladdin’s analytics platform
  • Develop thought leadership and analytical content for institutional investors globally across industries and analytical frameworks
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of client portfolios and provide industry-leading solutions using Aladdin tools and models
  • Coordinate analytics initiatives across internal teams and help clients take full advantage of Aladdin’s risk and analytics capabilities
  • Drive the production of customized presentations for both one-on-one client meetings and large scale conferences
  • Incorporate client insights, motivations and product interests, to deliver investment solutions and persuasive client presentations
  • Represent clients with internal BRS teams to assess priorities and provide clarity on the client’s business motivations
  • Support business development and Implementation priorities in APAC. Partner with other BlackRock teams in the origination of new business with a specific focus on Asia ex Japan
  • Build strong subject matter expertise in security and portfolio modeling frameworks enabling impactful interactions across Aladdin client community
  • Mentor junior members of the analytics team on analytics and industry knowledge
Qualifications
 
Minimum of 6 years relevant experience in Financial Technology, Consulting or Buy Side firm. Strong subject matter expertise or strong interest in equity, fixed income, or alternatives desirable
  • Academic degree in Business Management, Financial Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science or some other quantitative field of study
  • CFA/FRM designation or progress towards CFA/FRM designation is desirable
  • Superior communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts simply and clearly to clients. Demonstrable leadership ability, via effective internal communications, stakeholder management and project management skills
  • Keen interest in financial markets and ability to comprehend the impact of market events
  • Knowledge of various analytics systems/tools and their underlying analytical models is desirable. Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with Excel, VBA and PowerPoint would be a must
  • Experience with scripting, visualization tools, programming languages e.g. R, Python, SAS, VBA and SQL, is desirable
  • Excellent problem solving abilities, and experience understanding complex issues
  • Enjoy a fast-paced, high-intensity environment. Work well as part of a team with minimal supervision. Well organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Keen client-focused spirit and willing to take on additional responsibility